Saks to Renovate Chicago Men’s Store
October 14, 2013
New York-based Saks Inc. will open its second The Fifth Man store at its Chicago flagship on Michigan Avenue. Slated to open in January 2014, the store will feature one of the largest men’s shoe departments in the Midwest and a new restaurant called Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue. The renovation’s focus is a total redesign of the sixth and seventh floors, creating an open environment devoted to the modern man. Designed by Saks Fifth Avenue with luxury retail designers Jeffery Hutchison & Associates, the new store also will feature revolving art installations, high-end amenities, nine floor-to-ceiling vitrines and residential-style touches, including mixed-oak plank flooring from The Netherlands. Currently, Saks operates 41 full-line stores in 20 states, five international licensed stores and 71 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores.