Saks Inc. said Tuesday it will open three additional Off 5th units, another sign that the off-price sector is a bright spot in the otherwise dim retail industry.
The Off 5th units will launch at the Legends at Sparks Marina in Reno-Sparks, Nev., in May; in Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe, Ohio, in August 2009, and in the Grand Prairie Prime Outlets in Grand Prairie, a suburb of Dallas, in November 2009. Each store will be 28,000 square feet.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"