• Saks Fifth Avenue’s new Greenwich, Conn., stores reimagine the conventional department store footprint within a collection of three boutique formats: Saks 10022 SHOE; The Collective, featuring women’s contemporary fashion; and The Vault, Saks’ first dedicated specialty jewelry.

    The expressive new design and architectural renovation is the result of a collaboration between international retail design firm FRCH Design Worldwide and Hudson Bay Company’s global store design team.

  • The 14,000-sq.-ft. Collective features women’s contemporary fashion over two floors.

  • The Collective is a “total lifestyle shop” featuring 53 designer brands, jewelry, handbags and a Tom Ford makeup bar, celebrated alongside multiple boutique tenants within the historical mid-century red brick building.

  • Shoppers are transported to a localized world where architectural details are transformed within a contemporary framework featuring rustic attitude with open ceilings and heavily brushed stained concrete floors. The design inspiration came from the idea of “The Collector’s House,” where beauty and elegance come together to blur the border between design, art, fashion and lifestyle.

  • Moments of relaxation and pause are created through visual moments and lounging opportunities between merchandising space, while metal tones including copper, bronze and blackened metal were activated to create a fresh, energetic environment with style.

  • Grand architectural gestures are seen throughout the store with large-scale ceiling sculptures and artistically staged spaces with curated objects,

  • A comfortable open style living room environment is coupled with multiple layers of delightful energy met with contemporary finishes with unexpected, yet sophisticated pops of color seen throughout with built-in area rugs and furniture.

  • The design of 10022 SHOE, Saks’ new shoe environment, reinvents the traditional department store by encouraging guests to socialize and gather with ample lounge seating that blurs the line between retail and residential. White washed brick and traditional honey oak flooring transform the existing architecture into a feminine environment that is soft and welcoming.

  • 10022 Shoe celebrates the four seasons with sculptural elements, and strategic color choices to evoke the feelings of home. Seasonal locality is seen throughout the store with a hint of the iconic local color of spring, the cherry blossom, expressed in the area rugs and lounge, while an ice blue hue inspired by the color of the winter ocean is used in the furniture fabric in the lounge

  • The care-free nature of summer expressed through a wall mounted sculpture and three-dimensional objects featuring hand brushed plaster finishes.

  • The carefully arranged bubble glass sculpture with amber to represent the golden leaves of fall.

    Custom artwork assists in blurring the line between art and fashion, while the overarching design aesthetic keeps the brand rooted within its local flavor and equity of Saks’ brand that promotes a casual atmosphere through natural light, delightful pallets, and organic expression.

  • Created as a boutique, The Vault offers high-end jewelry for multiple brands within shop-in-shop environments as well as a traditional sales floor. The space highlights the balance between warm and cool tones with champagne metals and rich wood paired with crisp white monochromatic architectural elements and neutral carpet tones.

  • Classic crystal chandeliers highlight focal points within the room, drawing attention to central shopping moments, while a wood floor perimeter guides shoppers through the store past mirrored surfaces to create a natural illusion with sparkle and reflectivity.

  • Multiple layers of private consultation are served within various boutiques, while two private viewing rooms serve the main sales floor for guests who prefer to experience the specialty jewelry in private.

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