Saks Inc. plans to grow its Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th concept this year with new stores in Pittsburgh, Portland, Houston and the Raleigh/Greensboro region of North Carolina.

 

The firm is also renovating its store in Riverhead, N.Y. The new and updated stores will mirror the firm’s Orlando prototype store, featuring a “luxury in a loft environment” with open floor plans, moveable fixtures and brighter lighting. The doors will also have updated offerings in the jewelry, shoes, sunglasses and skincare areas.

 

“Not only does our new format better showcase our merchandise selections and create a wonderful shopping environment, but we also have enhanced customer service through increased staffing,” said Robert Wallstrom, president of the division.

 

For complete coverage, see Thursday’s issue of WWD.

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