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Saks Fifth Avenue to offer retail, food and more in new stores in Canada


Saks Fifth Avenue is pulling out all the stops to make its two upcoming stores in Canada true destinations whose attractions extend beyond buying the latest fashions.

The company will open a163,000-sq.-ft. store at Toronto’s Eaton Centre at Queen Street on February 18, 2016, and a 150,000-sq.-ft. location at Sherway Gardens, also in Toronto, on February 25, 2016.

In addition to an extensive array of women’s designer ready-to-wear, robust beauty offerings, a men’s areas complete with a tailoring lounge, and the company’s signature 10022-Shoe salon, both locations will offer an extensive food hall, a spacious restaurant, and a new beauty salon concept.

In addition, the stores will offer a by-appointment traveling personal shopping service whereby a stylist will arrive at a client’s home or office stocked with merchandise specifically selected for the individual. Amenities include styling, beauty consultations and tailoring.

A personal shopping and styling service will also be offered in store, and clients will have access to such extras as a private suite, and refreshments.

Food will play an important role in both stores. In collaboration with Toronto specialty grocery retailer Pusateri’s Fine Foods, the stores will feature a Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s, with 21,000 sq. ft. devoted to the space at the Eaton Centre location and 18,500 sq. ft. at Sherway Gardens.

Oliver & Bonacini (O&B), a Canadian fine-dining restaurant, will launch unique restaurant concepts at each location.

DESIGN: Both stores will feature dramatic architectural details created by Saks Fifth Avenue store design and planning in partnership with design firms FRCH Design Worldwide for the Eaton Centre location and Ted Moudis Associates for the Sherway Gardens location.

The Eaton Centre store will reflect the grandeur and tradition of Saks’ New York flagship while the Sherway Gardens store will introduce a fresh, contemporary, open-format layout. Both locations will feature hand-crafted materials and furniture and hand-applied finishes.

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