Author: BI-ME staff
Source: BI-ME
Published: 04-06-2008  
UAE. Building upon its two other successful ventures in the Middle East, retailer Saks today announced the opening of a 15,000 square foot Saks Fifth Avenue men’s store at The Walk at the Jumeirah Beach Residences in DubaiThe new men’s store will complement an existing 80,000 square foot full-line Saks Fifth Avenue store located in the BurJuman Centre which opened in 2004. Saks Fifth Avenue in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia opened in 2001.The Dubai men’s store is congruent with the Saks Fifth Avenue men’s departments and separate men’s stores in the United States in both product and service, while catering to local tastes and preferences. The unique store includes distinctive offerings from established and emerging American and international designers and presents a sought-after collection of fine designer apparel, shoes, and accessories catering to customers with an appetite for advanced fashion as well as those who prefer more classic lines.

Apparel and men’s furnishings offerings include Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Duchamp, John Galliano, John Richmond, Ralph Lauren, Charvet, Hickey Freeman, Z Zegna, John Varvatos, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gautier, Rock ‘n Republic, Diesel, Citizens of Humanity, and Juicy Couture. The store will also represent a myriad of other offerings including shoes from Prada, Tods, Puma, Dolce & Gabbana, and Dior; fragrances and skincare; leather goods from Tumi, Prada, Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana; cuff links from Tatession, Faberge, and Links of London; and fine watches from Vacheron Constantin, Parmigiani, Roger Dubuis, Favre Leuba, Bell & Ross.

Saks Fifth Avenue is known for its extraordinary personalised customer service, and the Dubai men’s store will offer the Fifth Avenue Club (its complementary trademark personal shopping service), luxurious fitting rooms and a lounge with wireless internet connectivity.

Stephen Sadove, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks, commented: “We are so excited to expand our presence in the exciting city of Dubai, which has become a great centre for tourism and shopping.”

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is a pedestrian-friendly, unique outdoor retail concept offering shopping, dining, and leisure activities in conjunction with a beachfront setting. The Walk is a shopping boulevard consisting of over 770,000 square feet of retail space, equating to over 350 retail units which are situated at ground and plaza levels. The Jumeirah Beach Residence is a complete upscale urban community located in the heart of ‘New Dubai’ overlooking the Arabian Gulf. It features 36 residential towers, four hotel towers, and four beach clubs.


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