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Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Opens Store in Chicago, IL

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Opens Store in Chicago, IL

10:34 EDT Tuesday, July 30, 2013

NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH announced today that it plans to open a new store in Rosemont, Illinois on Thursday, August 1, 2013. The store will be located in the Fashion Outlets of Chicago and will be the fourth Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH location in Chicago. With approximately 27,000 square feet, the new shop will offer world renowned designer brands at value prices.

“Chicago is an important market for Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and we are very excited about the opening of the new store. We look forward to offering our customers in the area another deluxe shopping environment with a great selection of designers, the latest fashion and high-quality merchandise at an extraordinary value,” said Robert Wallstrom, President of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.

The store will be the second Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH in metropolitan Chicago to be modeled after the company's innovative “luxury-in-a-loft” store design, which beautifully highlights the merchandise and facilitates easy shopping. The modern and uncluttered layout includes an open floor plan, moveable fixtures and bright lighting. Customers will have access to a distinctive assortment of designer and contemporary brands available at outlet prices, including women's and men's apparel, fine jewelry, handbags, shoes and children's collections. Women will find summer's most sought-after women's wear trends, such as bold colors and prints, maxi skirts and dresses and loosely woven knits. Men will find a wide range of designer brands ranging from sportswear, contemporary to formalwear.

To celebrate the grand opening, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH will host an exclusive event for shoppers starting August 1st and running through Sunday the 4th. Guests can receive ‘gifts with purchase' including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH-branded flip-flops, beauty swag bags, and Private savings passes. Throughout the weekend, VIP guests can take advantage of certified Style for Hire stylists for a free personalized fashion consultation and the first 100 VIP guests to arrive each day will receive a Saks tote bag. Other festivities for the opening weekend include a DJ, a photo booth and chances to win a $1000 shopping spree.

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 67 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 Avenue OFF 5TH's other Chicago-area stores are located in Gurnee Mills, Woodfield Village Green, and Village Square of Northbrook.

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH
Jenny Dong, 212-451-1931
PR Specialist
Jenny_Dong@s5a.com
or
Molly Ellingson, 212-320-4719
Director Marketing
Molly_Ellingson@s5a.com
or
Julia Bentley, 865-981-6243
SVP Investor Relations
Julia_Bentley@saksinc.com

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