Saks Fifth Avenue Dubai, top shopping destination
Offering some of the best and most exclusive fashion brands in the worldby Henry Neuteboom
It would be no exaggeration to say that Saks Fifth Avenue is a shopping legend. The department store's history runs back to 1924, when it opened its doors in New York, taking retail practices to an unprecedented level. The store was founded by Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel, who were already independent retailers on 34th Street in New York in the early 1900s. The quality of their fashion products and customer service soon won them a leadership position for immaculate taste.
The New York store was one of the first in the world to introduce personal shopping services and home delivery. The very concept of branch stores was new when they started expanding. Today, there are over 50 Saks locations in the United States, and others abroad. Saks Fifth Avenue in Dubai is the second largest branch outside the U.S.A., and spans across two levels. The first level comprises perfumery, cosmetics, designer sunglasses, menswear and contemporary womenswear collections, while the second level features a superb selection of designer womenswear brands, fine jewellery, handbags and shoes. It is an exclusive retailer for Prada and Miu Miu in the Middle East, and houses a wide selection of luxury brands including Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, Dior Homme, Berluti, Brunello Cucinelli, Azzedine Alaïa, Viktor & Rolf, Thakoon, Repetto, John Galliano, Michael Kors and many more.
Every year, Saks Fifth Avenue management teams attend over a thousand runway shows and presentations, where they can place direct orders for clients. Its ambition is to present its discerning customers with only the best and most exclusive products. It has actually discovered and launched fashion talents such as Anne Klein, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior. The Saks staff speaks seven languages so you can enjoy stress-free shopping. Complimentary tailoring promises a great fit. For that perfect gift that you are bringing home, have it beautifully wrapped in the signature monochrome Saks DNA wrapping paper. The bottom line at any Saks store is providing you with expert advice and personalized service. Beauty consultants apply make-up during complimentary personalized sessions, and teach you how to create the look on your own.
The Fifth Avenue Club offers the ultimate experience in personalized shopping. You can relax in a luxurious space and shop in privacy with refreshments and Saks Associates become your guide to the store, with their extensive fashion knowledge. They can help you plan for special occasions and even host shopping parties for a group of customers. If you are short on time, The Fifth Avenue club can arrange fittings in the store, at your hotel or home, or wherever you are. The Fifth Avenue Club is really the ultimate personal shopping experience.