Shopping in Saks Fifth Avenue New York City
Shopping in New York City – Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue – Shopping in New York City. The World’s Largest Department Store
Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue is a chain of upscale department stores that is a owned and operated by Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (SFAE), a subsidiary of Saks Incorporated. It competes on a price level on par with Neiman Marcus, and above Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. Saks Fifth Avenue is headquartered in New York City.
Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (SFAE) consists of 54 Saks Fifth Avenue stores, 50 Saks Off 5th stores, and saks.com.
Saks Fifth Avenue is the successor of a business founded in 1867 and incorporated in New York in 1902 as Saks & Company. In 1923 Saks & Co. merged with Gimbels Brothers, Inc., operating as a separate autonomous subsidiary. In 1924, Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel opened Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.
When Adam Gimbel became President of Saks Fifth Avenue in 1926, the company took on national aspirations. The very first branch store opened in 1926 in the city of Palm Beach, Florida as a resort store, followed by a Southampton resort store in 1928. The first full-line year-round Saks store was opened in Chicago in 1929, followed by another resort store in Miami Beach, Florida. In 1938 Saks expanded to the West Coast, opening in Beverly Hills. By the end of the 1930s Saks Fifth Avenue had a total of 10 stores, including resort locations such as Sun Valley, Mount Stowe and Newport. More full-line stores followed with Detroit in 1940, Pittsburgh in 1949. The company moved to its own freestanding location approximately one block from its former home in the Gimbel’s flagship. The San Francisco location opened in 1952. More expansion followed in the 1960s.
BATUS Inc. acquired Gimbels Bros., Inc. and its Saks Fifth Avenue subsidary in 1973. In 1990, BATUS sold Saks to Investcorp S.A., which after investing the in the company and weathering the early 1990’s recession took Saks public in 1996 as Saks Holdings, Inc. In 1998, Saks Holdings Inc. was acquired by Proffitt’s, Inc.. Upon closing of the acquisition, Proffitt’s changed its name to Saks Incorporated.
Saks Fifth Avenue,
611 5th Avenue,
New York, NY 10022,
Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, 12 PM – 7 PM
Department & Services
1. Beauty Salons, Spa and Grooming
2. Bridal Registry
3. Bridal Suite
5. The Fifth Avenue Club, Personal Shopping Service
6. Fur Salon
7. Home and Gifts
9. Salon Z: Sizes 14 to 24