Saks Fifth Avenue opens in Houston

Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston is a brand new format which is likely to be rolled out to all new stores and refurbishments going forward.

The look throughout the 210,000 sq ft space remains minimal and upscale however the feeling has been transformed via a cleaning-up of the sight lines across the two trading floors.

There is a new bar on the first floor adjacent to the menswear area and a full service restaurant on the second floor which houses womenswear, intimate apparel and the personal shopping suites and VIP Fifth Avenue Club area. On the first floor there are also full-scale concession boutiques – something that tends to characterize much of North American department store retailing.