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Laurice Rahme Works Her Magic

The founder of Bond No. 9 New York visits our flagship.

Everybody knows the story of the genie in the bottle, but what about the city in the bottle? Fitting one spirit into such a small space may be dismissed as fairy tale, but Laurice Rahme bottles a metropolis—all its character and attitude—as the founder of Bond No. 9 New York. Her scents capture the essence of NYC’s most vibrant neighborhoods (the High Line, Madison Square Park and Chelsea among them), but does she have a favorite? We asked her. How do you decide on a new neighborhood and its corresponding scent? Rahme: I only do neighborhoods I find interesting. If you really know the spirit of the neighborhood and the people who live there, it’s easy to do. What’s you favorite fragrance note? Rahme: Now…

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Everybody knows the story of the genie in the bottle, but what about the city in the bottle? Fitting one spirit into such a small space may be dismissed as fairy tale, but Laurice Rahme bottles a metropolis—all its character and attitude—as the founder of Bond No. 9 New York. Her scents capture the essence of NYC’s most vibrant neighborhoods (the High Line, Madison Square Park and Chelsea among them), but does she have a favorite? We asked her.

How do you decide on a new neighborhood and its corresponding scent?
Rahme: I only do neighborhoods I find interesting. If you really know the
spirit of the neighborhood and the people who live there, it’s easy to do.

What’s you favorite fragrance note?
Rahme: Now it’s patchouli—it’s very warm, very attractive—and there
are many ways to work with it. But for spring, it’s gardenia.

What’s your favorite Bond No. 9 perfume?
Rahme: Coney Island. I love margaritas, and the first thing you smell
is Mexican lime and a tequila note. This fragrance has a party spirit.

Tell us about Saks New York Oud.
Rahme: People love it—especially in the winter. New York winters
are rough, and this fragrance is like a big cashmere sweater

What’s next for Bond No. 9?
Rahme: We’re doing a big new spring scent—Hudson Yards.


A Saks Holiday

Our holiday windows & 3D projection are unveiled at Saks New York.

Located at the epicenter of NYC holiday sightseeing (that is, across the street from the always-worth-the-trip Rockefeller Center Christmas tree), Saks New York has become something of a holiday institution itself. Last week, we unveiled our annual holiday windows along Fifth Avenue as well as our traffic-stopping 3D spectacle projected nightly on the store’s façade.

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Located at the epicenter of NYC holiday sightseeing (that is, across the street from the always-worth-the-trip Rockefeller Center Christmas tree), Saks New York has become something of a holiday institution itself. Last week, we unveiled our annual holiday windows along Fifth Avenue as well as our traffic-stopping 3D spectacle projected nightly on the store’s façade.

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Take a peek at both and stop by in person if you’re in the area…trust us, video and photos just don’t do them justice!

 

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Exclusively Jason Wu

The designer introduces his Saks-exclusive capsule collection at Saks New York.

It was a banner night at Saks New York on Thursday, when Jason Wu and Hal Rubenstein of InStyle magazine introduced the designer’s Saks-exclusive Resort 2014 capsule collection to a lucky few Wu obsessives. And what can Saks shoppers expect? An array of scooped-back/demure-front day-to-evening dresses, for starters. “We used the print from the main resort collection,” Wu told us. “And we always kept the Saks customer in mind.”

As always, the wunderkind designer furthers his classic-with-a-twist: Wu clearly believes in refinement and craftsmanship in a fashion world dominated by downtown-cool. “I strive for utter sophistication,” he told the crowd. “It’s something you always want to be.”Rubenstein agrees: “Fashion as of late has either been cerebral or street, so I got excited about Jason because he’s polished. He is an old soul in a very young body.”

Jason Wu’s Resort 2014 Capsule Collection is available exclusively at select Saks stores and Saks.com.

It was a banner night at Saks New York on Thursday, when Jason Wu and Hal Rubenstein of InStyle magazine introduced the designer’s Saks-exclusive Resort 2014 capsule collection to a lucky few Wu obsessives. And what can Saks shoppers expect? An array of scooped-back/demure-front day-to-evening dresses, for starters. “We used the print from the main resort collection,” Wu told us. “And we always kept the Saks customer in mind.”

As always, the wunderkind designer furthers his classic-with-a-twist: Wu clearly believes in refinement and craftsmanship in a fashion world dominated by downtown-cool. “I strive for utter sophistication,” he told the crowd. “It’s something you always want to be.”Rubenstein agrees: “Fashion as of late has either been cerebral or street, so I got excited about Jason because he’s polished. He is an old soul in a very young body.”

Jason Wu’s Resort 2014 Capsule Collection is available exclusively at select Saks stores and Saks.com.