On Seven: Designer + DenimSeven will be a contemporary environment inspired by the great modern architecture pioneers of Chicago such as Mies Van der Rohe and Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with materials and details that allude to industrial media. Raw and blackened steel, gray cerused oak and wall coverings feel inspired by the machine age. On Seven, customers will find new offerings from Givenchy, Dior, Y3, Carven and Ami, making THE FIFTH MAN an unequaled destination for advanced designer sportswear in Chicago. Brands such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry London, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Versace and Z Zegna will receive elevated exposure. The space on Seven will also include a revamped denim offering with brands such as AG Adriano Goldschmied, DL1961, Hudson, J Brand, Nudie, Raleigh Denim, Rag and Bone and Willis & Walker. Sophie’s, an innovative new restaurant and bar, will boast expansive views of the Magnificent Mile. The Environment THE FIFTH MAN—short for “The Saks Fifth Avenue Man”—is dedicated to men who are not only interested in clothing but a distinctive lifestyle. THE FIFTH MAN is designed by Saks Fifth Avenue with award-winning luxury retail designers Jeffery Hutchison & Associates and will be home to commissioned, revolving art installations, high-end amenities and more. The floor opening, uniting Six with Seven, features a custom bronze and steel sculpture cutting through both levels. Nine large floor-to ceiling-vitrines are strategically placed on both floors, spotlighting collection highlights, much like the effect of exterior windows on the street. Both floors are softened with residential-style touches including mixed-oak plank flooring from the Netherlands, mid-century modern architectural touches, and an eclectic collection of classic and contemporary furniture. The Restaurant Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue, a new signature restaurant, will debut in the Chicago store. Sophie’s is inspired by American fashion designer Sophie Gimbel, the iconic arbiter of style at Saks for nearly 40 years. Award-winning architect Andre Kikoski was selected to create the sleek, contemporary design that will define the Sophie’s aesthetic. Barcelona-born chef Alexandro Reyes created the Sophie’s menu, which will offer an array of globally influenced yet decidedly American cuisine and libations. Sophie’s is slated to open January 2014 in Chicago. About Saks Fifth Avenue Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 41 full-line stores in 20 states, five international licensed stores, 71 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.
Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.