The department store’s Fifth Avenue flagship is a New York City icon. Occupying an entire city block and stocking practically every designer label that exists, the emporium caters to sophisticated shoppers with items from the likes of Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. The first floor has cosmetics and perfume counters, while the other nine offer apparel, handbags, accessories and shoes. The dignified landmark building has a prime Midtown location, directly across the street from Rockefeller Center and one block south of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Does the shoe floor actually have its own zip code? It does. Saks Fifth Avenue’s mammoth shoe floor carries its own 10022-SHOE zip code. (File that one under nice-to-know.)
Is there anywhere to eat? The flagship has two restaurants, SnAKS on the fifth floor and Café SFA on the eighth.
When can I see the store’s holiday windows? Though there is no set date, the flagship typically debuts its holiday windows around Thanksgiving. In addition, Saks has been producing its spectacular Holiday Light Show since 2005, covering its facade with LED projections of snowflakes—and causing plenty of rubbernecking along Fifth Avenue.
Does Saks put on other events? Yes. To see a list of upcoming designer showcases, trunk shows, beauty demos and more, visit saksfifthavenue.com.