by Stephen Garner

Saks Fifth Avenue has unveiled a new redesigned men’s shoe floor at its Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City. This opening is the latest step in the $250 million Grand Renovation of the legendary department store.

The new 8,000-square-foot shoe space unites men’s footwear in one central location on the sixth floor and opens with more than 60 luxury brands ─ 15 of which are new to Saks. As part of the experience, the reimagined men’s footwear area includes over 2,000 SKUs, 160 exclusive styles, shoe repair stations, extended sizing, 30 multilingual men’s shoe Style Advisors, and merchandise personalization.

The floor houses an assortment of sneakers, casual footwear, and dress shoes from brands including: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brunello Cucinelli, Burberry, Celine, Common Projects, Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, John Lobb, Off-White, Pierre Corthay, Prada, Saint Laurent, Santoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Versace and more.

The Saks store planning and design team collaborated with architecture, engineering and interior design firm, Highland Associates, to update the space to deliver a more modern shopping experience.

Men’s shoe floor design highlights include a contemporary, blackened metal and stone staircase, boasting dichroic glass, connecting the sixth and seventh floors for the first time. Further, custom chandeliers uniting the large, central seating area, complete with glass merchandising screens, allowing for seasonal flexibility

Special services offered on the men’s shoe floor include an Aglit Italy Lace Bar for shoelace personalization, a Leather Spa shoe shining and repair station, and made-to-order programs from brands such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Santoni, John Lobb, Bally, and more.

“Saks Fifth Avenue is stepping up our men’s fashion game with the opening of our new shoe experience, representing another milestone in our New York City flagship’s Grand Renovation,” said Marc Metrick, president of Saks Fifth Avenue. “Luxury footwear is the gateway for men’s customers into fashion and the new shoe experience is just the beginning of exciting things to come for our menswear offering. Men’s is a growing category at Saks, where we have seen a consistently positive customer response both in our stores and online. We are continuing to redefine the luxury shopping experience while giving our customers another compelling reason to shop with Saks.”

“We have created one of the largest men’s shoe destinations in the country, featuring an expansive merchandise assortment and unparalleled service offerings,” added Tracy Margolies, chief merchant at Saks Fifth Avenue. “Featuring the best of men’s luxury footwear, from edgy streetwear sneakers to refined made-to-measure dress shoes and boots, the new shoe experience exemplifies Saks Fifth Avenue’s elevated fashion point of view. We are confident that the overall presentation and exceptional services will further elevate our clients’ shopping experience, bringing the New Luxury to life through a focus on individuality, personalization, and ease.”


  1. What a wonderful opportunity for tourists and travelers to NYC, plus locals to shop in the largest luxury shoe world, featuring great brands, incredible.

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