by Brian Lipton
Marc Metrick Saks Fifth Avenue
Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue announced plans to open its first store in Western Canada, a 115,000 square-foot, two-level location in Calgary, that will be part of CF Chinook Centre. The store is expected to open in January 2018.

The new store will feature a modern and authoritative merchandise assortment, including women’s designer, contemporary, modern ready-to-wear, men’s, beauty, jewelry, shoes and handbags. The new location will also offer a full service Fifth Avenue Club, complete with private suites and personal shopping consultants.

Saks opened two full-line stores in Canada in February 2016; one at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and one at CF Sherway Gardens.

“Following our incredibly successful entry into Canada earlier this year, we are excited to bring Saks Fifth Avenue to Western Canada in 2018,” commented Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue. “Our strategy is to opportunistically open new stores where we have the customer, the right location and where we are able to deliver a consistent Saks brand edit, focused on modern fashion.”

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Saks Fifth Avenue to bring their iconic brand to a Cadillac Fairview shopping center,” said John Sullivan, president and CEO of Cadillac Fairview. “The addition of Saks to our Western portfolio will further enhance the premium shopping experience Canadians have come to expect from us.”