Saks Fifth Avenue Unveils Saks Brickell City Centre
Saks Brickell City Centre, in the heart of Miami’s financial district, is the retailer’s third Miami location
[Miami — Nov. 3, 2016] Saks Fifth Avenue is proud today to announce the opening of its newest store and third Miami location, Saks Brickell City Centre. The 107,550 square-foot full-line store, located in Miami’s financial district, offers a curated selection of both women’s and men’s categories, including several exclusive brands. An in-store open kitchen and marketplace—Casa Tua Cucina—is planned to open next spring.
“Saks Brickell City Centre marks our seventh new store this year, demonstrating Saks’ dedication to investing in the brick and mortar experience in our key markets,” said Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue. “Our third store in Miami deepens Saks’ dominance in the market, while at the same time is a distinct lifestyle destination for the downtown Miami customer.”
On Level One, customers can find cosmetics, apothecary and fragrance, featuring exclusive beauty brands such as EB Florals, ExNihilo and Kilian. Level Two houses women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, jewelry, intimates, swim and the 10022-SHOE salon, as well as the entrance into the brand’s renowned private shopping area, the Fifth Avenue Club. This location features a well-edited matrix of women’s designer ready-to-wear, including Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, and Dries Van Noten, as well as footwear from Gianvito Rossi, Gucci, and Aquazzura, among others. Men’s categories, ranging from ready-to-wear to shoes to accessories, including Brunello Cucinelli, Isaia, Kiton, and Charvet, can be found on Level Three.
The store, designed by Saks in partnership with Jeffrey Hutchison & Associates, features a warm palette, accented with neutral tones, rich textures and unexpected pops of color. A three-story sculptural wall crafted by JP Metals Global unites the departments in the luxurious and timeless style Saks is known for. Both the second and third levels host bespoke hand-cast glass sculptures, which originate in Men’s on Level Three and cascade down to Level Two, weaving into the 10022-SHOE salon. The intricate design elements play off the clean, crisp lines of the overall store design.
Saks Brickell City Centre offers the best of Saks best-in-class service offerings. The Fifth Avenue Club on Level Two boasts three dedicated fitting rooms where expert stylists provide the renowned Saks private shopping experience. Level Three features a men’s lounge with two private styling rooms. The Saks at Your Service Mercedes-Benz sprinter—the ultimate mobile shopping experience—serves the greater Miami market, and brings Saks’ personal styling directly to a customer’s home, hotel or office. The new store will also boast two spa rooms, located on the Level One in cosmetics, for those in need of an indulgent beauty experience.
“Saks is a timeless and iconic brand and we could not have chosen a better partner to take center stage as Brickell City Centre’s anchor tenant,” said Stephen Owens, president of Swire Properties, the developer of Brickell City Centre. “The way Saks has been able to seamlessly integrate its retail space within the greater context of Miami’s dense Brickell neighborhood only furthers our vision of making Brickell City Centre a truly connected work, live, play and dine nexus.”
Coming in spring/summer 2017, an in-store fine Italian kitchen and marketplace, Casa Tua Cucina, from Miami and Aspen favorite Casa Tua, will open on Level One. Casa Tua Cucina will offer customers a distinctive destination to experience carefully curated Italian fare. Saks and Casa Tua will also open a more intimate restaurant on Level Three. Also next spring, John Allan’s—the premier men’s grooming club based in New York—will open on Level Three. The club will provide customers with hairstyling and shave services in a lifestyle environment featuring a bar and pool table.
The store is located at 81 SW 8th Street, and is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ramona Messore, a 20-year veteran of specialty retail, was named Vice President and General Manager of Saks Brickell City Centre last August. Guests are welcome to check out the Saks Brickell City Centre Store and Events page on saks.com to learn more.
ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE (@saks)
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. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 41 full-line stores in 22 states and Canada, five international licensed stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.
ABOUT HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY
Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world, based on its successful formula of driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, unlocking the value of real estate holdings and growing through acquisitions. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC’s portfolio today includes ten banners, in formats ranging from luxury to better department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 460 stores and 66,000 employees around the world.
In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, and Saks OFF 5TH, along with Find @ Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters. In Europe, its banners include GALERIA Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO, as well as Sportarena.
HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.
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