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Press release from Business Wire

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Store Opening in Westbury

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Store Opening in Westbury10:03 EDT Wednesday, August 22, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Saks Incorporated's Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH announced today that it plans to open its doors in Garden City, NY on Thursday, August 23. The new store is located in the Gallery at Westbury Plaza, which opened just this month, and will be featured among a variety of premier retailers and restaurants, including The Container Store, Shake Shack, and Trader Joes. As Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH's third Long Island location – in addition to Tanger Outlets Riverhead and Tanger Outlets Deer Park – Westbury offers customers from Queens to Suffolk County more opportunities to shop designer merchandise at great prices. “OFF 5TH has been a top shopping destination in Garden City since 1997,” noted Robert Wallstrom, President of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. “We look forward to reopening our doors to offer our loyal Long Island customer more style and more savings in a new spacious facility designed for a special shopping experience.” The store will be remodeled in Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH's innovative ‘luxury in a loft' store design, a novel layout that has been well received and set a new standard in outlet shopping. This design maximizes efficiency and flexibility, enabling easy changes in the general layout. The store will be bright, uncluttered, with no hard aisles and one consistent hard-surface floor throughout. All fixtures will be on casters, ensuring ease in movement, and all hardware will be interchangeable between fixtures. A distinctive assortment of brands will be available at outlet prices in the relocated store, including women's and men's apparel, fine jewelry, and children's collections. Women will find merchandise from top designer brands, including Celine, Valentino, Fendi, Alexander McQueen, St. John, and Donna Karan, as well contemporary options in line with fall's most sought-after trends, like jewel-tones, printed denim, and woven tops, and gorgeous leather, wool, and down topcoats. The men's assortment will highlight a range of contemporary designers such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vince, John Varvatos, Robert Graham, True Religion, Seven for All Mankind, Joe's Jeans, Levis, and Hudson. For men and women, OFF 5TH's premier private labels BLACK Saks Fifth Avenue and GRAY Saks Fifth Avenue, and its Cashmere collection will also be available. Jewelry options will include gold, diamond, and pearl pieces from Roberto Coin, John Hardy, Judith Ripka, Lagos, Stephen Webster, Elizabeth and James, Emily and Ashley, Stephen Dweck, Ippolita, Tara Pearls, and Nava Zahavi. The store will offer a selection perfect for children during the back-to-school season, including bold colors, printed denim, and athletic-wear. In honor of the store's grand reopening, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH will be hosting a contest on Twitter. From August 22 until August 29, participants will have the chance to win a $500 gift card to Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH by following @SaksOFF5TH on Twitter and retweeting the contest message. On Wednesday, August 22, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH will be celebrating its store relocation in Westbury with a private party for top customers and vendor partners from 6 to 9. Guests will be among the first to tour the store's beautiful new facility, preview its fall merchandise, and enjoy an arrangement of passed champagne andhors d'oeuvres. With any purchase, guests will receive a complimentary signature tote, and 10% of sales from the event will be donated to Autism Speaks. Continuing with celebrations through the weekend, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH shoppers will also receive a complimentary signature tote with a purchase of $50 or more, and all customers will be eligible for “FashCash” worth up to $500 by signing up for the Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH MORE! Rewards loyalty program. This program offers weekly discounts, sales and promotions on merchandise throughout the store. About Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH is a world-class, full-service destination for value-priced clothes and accessories for men, women, children and the home. The retailer's 65 stores combine the two great joys of shopping: the delight of finding the very best and the thrill of the deal. Highly coveted designers are displayed alongside exclusive Saks brands you won't find anywhere else, all in a luxury-in-a-loft environment that can showcase an emerging trend one day and a great deal the next. Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH simply offers more style, more savings and more service than any other value retailer. Saks Fifth AvenueSophia Brown, 212-451-3957PR DirectorSophia_Brown@s5a.comorAmber Cacali, 212-320-4783VP MarketingAmber_Cacali@s5a.comorSaks IncorporatedJulia Bentley, 865-981-6243SVP Investor RelationsJulia_Bentley@saksinc.com