On Thursday, Saks Fifth Avenue will open its first standalone shoe store — titled 10022-SHOE — in Greenwich, Conn. The new 14,000-sq.-ft space, which is located at 20 East Elm St., will complement the main Saks store that’s around the corner on Greenwich Avenue.
“Our [existing] shoe floor was small, and we weren’t able to accommodate the demand that we wanted to do,” said Tracy Margolies, Saks’ chief merchant, to Footwear News. “This store is going to have a much more residential feeling and social atmosphere. Customers will be able to come and spend the day in the shoe salon as opposed to just coming and going.”
Below are five facts about the new Saks shoe store in Greenwich:
33 Footwear brands will carried in the new standalone shoe store, versus 15 brands previously.
1,000 Footwear styles will be offered, including contemporary sneakers and luxury heels.
2x The amount of expert sales associates will be available in-store (plus each associate is accessible online at saks.com).
400 Percent increase in square footage, from 2,722 square feet to 14,000 square feet.
30,000 Units available will be available for stockroom capacity.
The new Greenwich project follows a slew of recent openings and expansions from the luxury retailer.
In September, Saks opened its second New York City store, at Brookfield Place in the revived Lower Manhattan. This year, it’s also forging ahead on another major project: its Fifth Avenue flagship facelift. By 2019, Saks expects to finalize all renovations on that store, including a further expansion of the eighth floor shoe department.