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Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH to Debut its Initial Manhattan Location Featuring the First-ever Gilt In-Store Shop

NEW YORK, NY (February 9, 2016) – Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH today announced it will officially open its initial location in New York City on March 3, featuring the first-ever Gilt in-store shop.  The pairing of these two brands in a physical space marks Gilt’s entry into brick and mortar retail and demonstrates the company’s plans to bring an all-channel shopping experience to Gilt customers.

The two-level Saks OFF 5TH store will occupy approximately 47,000 square feet in Tower57 in midtown Manhattan at 57thStreet and Lexington Avenue. New products from top brands will arrive almost daily, providing compelling reasons for shoppers to visit the store often to see what they might discover.

The Gilt in-store shop will replicate the exclusive access experience of the online shopping destination. Customers will have the opportunity to shop the best of Gilt’s daily style show of curated products, including top trends and new offerings from a weekly in-store flash sale.  A video wall will showcase a calendar of upcoming sales and “Shop the Look” editorial content. Accommodations include comfortable seating and digital services where customers may explore the entire Gilt site.  Gilt by Appointment will be introduced in the coming months, offering an in-person VIP stylist and personal shopping services.

“The opening of our first location in Manhattan is truly a milestone and we look forward to offering shoppers top fashion brands at the great value Saks OFF 5TH is known for,” said Jonathan Greller, President of Off-Price, Hudson’s Bay Company.  “In combination with the Gilt in-store shop, we believe Saks OFF 5TH on 57th Street will be the destination for fashion conscious millennials seeking the ‘thrill of the hunt’ shopping experience.”

A second Saks OFF 5TH store is expected to open in downtown Manhattan at One Liberty Plaza in Fall 2017.

ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE OFF 5TH

As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH is a world-class destination for true fashion at extraordinary value. The retailer’s 90 stores and e-commerce division, saksoff5th.com, combine the two great joys of shopping: the delight of discovering the best in luxury and the thrill of finding a deal. A sophisticated shopping experience of carefully curated off-the-runway trends, exceptional service, and savings on the biggest names in fashion, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH leads the market as the premier luxury-value destination.

ABOUT GILT
Gilt, www.gilt.com, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences – all at insider prices. Gilt opens a window every day to the exceptional as it continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion and accessories for women, men, and children; home decor; and unique activities in select cities and destinations. Gilt is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company portfolio of brands.

 

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Andrew Blecher
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Tiffany Bourré
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