- Kristopher Fraser |
Saks Fifth Avenue has announced the opening of its newest store and third Canadian location, Saks Calgary. The 115,000-square-foot, two-level retail space is located at the CF Chinook Centre, Calgary, and houses both women's and men's categories with a focus on outwear, handbags, shoes and accessories. In celebration of the opening, locally-sourced artwork is featured in the windows and throughout the store. An in-store dining experience and beauty salon are scheduled to open late this year.
"Our strategy for all stores in North America is to create one-of-a-kind experiences for our clients―this is what we call 'The New Luxury," stated Marc Metrick, president of Saks Fifth Avenue. "This is an experience clients cannot get anywhere else and we look forward to joining the Calgary community."
Outerwear brands, which are a main focus of the store, include Canada Goose, Moose Knuckles and Mackage. Women's ready-to-wear and denim collections, along with a dedicated Fur Salon, are located on the second floor. The first floor features Saks' famed shoe salon, 10022-SHOE, in addition to handbags and accessories from luxury brands including Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Manolo Blahnik, Valentino, Balenciaga, Givenchy and more. In addition, the first floor also houses beauty, apothecary, fragrance and all men's categories.
"Saks prides itself in offering the best brands and styles in a curated and distinctive point of view, known as the 'Saks Edit'," stated Tracy Margolies, chief merchant of Saks Fifth Avenue. "Saks Calgary boasts a luxury footwear selection as well as exclusive beauty brands such as Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Ex Nihilo and Chantecaille, among others. This distinct edit, coupled with our exceptional services, will establish Saks as the Calgary shopping destination."
In honor of the store opening, Saks Calgary will spotlight local artwork, collected from Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art and Christine Klassen Gallery, in-store and in the windows throughout February 2018. Featured artists include Johnathan Forrest, Yechel Gagnon, Birgit Piskor, Ulrich Panzer and Rocio Graham, among others.photo: via PR Newswire