After more than two years of planning, Saks Fifth Avenue will open in Toronto’s CF Sherway Gardens on Thursday, one week after its initial entry into Canada at CF Toronto Eaton Centre.
Both Saks stores will offer high-end brands and ready-to-wear, along with designer handbag shops, a 10022-SHOE salon and extensive jewellery and beauty selections. Dior, Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Prada are a few big names that will grace both stores with luxury offerings.
As previously reported, CF Sherway Gardens opened its north expansion last September to offer customers, who are now more aware of such brands, the opportunity to visit a mall, rather than buy products online. This extends to creating more of a shopping experience, with Saks as a prime example.
The luxury retailer has already launched a major service initiative in Canada that includes Saks at Your Service, which will bring retailers to a client’s home, office or hotel at any time. Meanwhile, The Fifth Avenue Club will be a private shopping destination featuring trained consultants for personalized styling.
In addition, there will be a plethora of special events like fashion shows, personal appearances by designers and trunk shows, and cosmetics customers can enjoy on -the-go facials, professional makeovers at cosmetics stations and fragrance personalization.
Also, a first-of-its-kind Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s will offer a blend of premium food experiences including culinary stations, exclusive products, fine foods, services and a deluxe grocery assortment.
Plans are set to unfold for four more stores in various locations across the country.