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The Scent of Something New

Our New York Fragrance Floor debuts with 10 days of special events

Light-filled and gleaming, spacious, air infused with heady scents…it’s not heaven, but it’s close. The wrapping just came off our New York flagship’s revamped Fragrance Floor, complete with ten one-of-a-kind boutiques (Creed, Hermès and Kilian: check, check and check) and a new Fragrance Bar with more than 20 more specialized names. (Marni and Carven? Yes, please.) It’s immersive, it’s innovative and it’s unique. Speaking of exciting experiences: cult perfumer Le Labo is new to Saks, and its counter boasts fragrances freshly made for each customer. “It’s about craftsmanship,” says Le Labo co-founder Fabrice Penot. “We use the best ingredients that exist.” Just in time for the Fragrance Floor’s premiere, Bond No. 9 New York unveiled a new boutique featuring custom blending and a Swarovski Bar…

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Light-filled and gleaming, spacious, air infused with heady scents…it’s not heaven, but it’s close. The wrapping just came off our New York flagship’s revamped Fragrance Floor, complete with ten one-of-a-kind boutiques (Creed, Hermès and Kilian: check, check and check) and a new Fragrance Bar with more than 20 more specialized names. (Marni and Carven? Yes, please.) It’s immersive, it’s innovative and it’s unique.

Speaking of exciting experiences: cult perfumer Le Labo is new to Saks, and its counter boasts fragrances freshly made for each customer. “It’s about craftsmanship,” says Le Labo co-founder Fabrice Penot. “We use the best ingredients that exist.” Just in time for the Fragrance Floor’s premiere, Bond No. 9 New York unveiled a new boutique featuring custom blending and a Swarovski Bar with bottle customization.

These are only a handful of the Fragrance Floor’s unique offerings—Saks New York is spotlighting all of them with ten days of events:

Thursday, September 26
Penhaligon’s new scent launch featuring a ballet surprise

Friday, September 20
Le Labo snap a Polaroid with co-founder Fabrice Penot, 12-2pm

Saturday, September 28
Carven custom floral bouquet with purchase

Sunday, September 29
Acqua Di Parma experience the art of candle making

Monday, September 30
Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon re-launch celebration

Tuesday, October 1
Diptyque exclusive pieces & custom silk gift wrapping

Wednesday, October 2
Creed 7th Generation retrospective

Thursday, October 3
Bond No. 9 New York 10th anniversary fragrance happy hour

Friday, October 4
Kilian one-on-one fragrance consultations by Kilian Hennessy, 2-6pm

Saturday, October 5
Jo Malone London Peony and Blush Suede launch with custom gift boxes

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Fashion Week: 3 X London

Our globetrotting Senior Fashion Director chooses her three favorites from London Fashion Week.

As our Senior Fashion Director, Colleen Sherin sets the direction for what you see in Saks stores. It also means she travels a lot. A lot. Now in the middle of a whirlwind month of shows, she picks her three favorites from the just-completed London Fashion Week. Christopher Kane “A true innovator – he’s obsessed with fabric technology. I loved the longer-length skirts paired back to luxe sweatshirts.” Peter Pilotto “Architectural silhouettes and interesting appliqués and embroideries move a signature, print-driven collection forward.” Erdem “An embroidered organza bomber paired back to a pleated leather skirt represents a new direction for Erdem Moralioglu.”

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As our Senior Fashion Director, Colleen Sherin sets the direction for what you see in Saks stores. It also means she travels a lot. A lot. Now in the middle of a whirlwind month of shows, she picks her three favorites from the just-completed London Fashion Week.

Christopher Kane
“A true innovator – he’s obsessed with fabric technology. I loved the longer-length skirts paired back to luxe sweatshirts.”

Peter Pilotto
“Architectural silhouettes and interesting appliqués and embroideries move a signature, print-driven collection forward.”

Erdem
“An embroidered organza bomber paired back to a pleated leather skirt represents a new direction for Erdem Moralioglu.”


Saks & Woolmark Honor the World’s Best Fabrics

Dormeuil & Fratelli Tallia di Delfino win the Fabric No. 1 award

Oftentimes you know a good fabric when you see—or more likely feel—it, but there’s more to it than that, right? Right. Rather than trust our own judgments on yarns, wefts, twists and dyes, we prefer to trust the experts. To find the true best of the best, Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with the Woolmark Company (a non-profit consortium of wool growers and advocates) to create the Fabric No. 1 award, a prestigious prize that honors the world’s premier textile mills and fabrics for tailored suits and sport coats. This week in our New York store, Saks Senior Vice President of Menswear, Tom Ott, and the Woolmark Company’s Michelle Lee presented the 2013 Fabric No. 1 awards to Britain’s Dormeuil and Italy’s Fratelli Tallia di Delfino. It…

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Oftentimes you know a good fabric when you see—or more likely feel—it, but there’s more to it than that, right? Right. Rather than trust our own judgments on yarns, wefts, twists and dyes, we prefer to trust the experts. To find the true best of the best, Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with the Woolmark Company (a non-profit consortium of wool growers and advocates) to create the Fabric No. 1 award, a prestigious prize that honors the world’s premier textile mills and fabrics for tailored suits and sport coats.

This week in our New York store, Saks Senior Vice President of Menswear, Tom Ott, and the Woolmark Company’s Michelle Lee presented the 2013 Fabric No. 1 awards to Britain’s Dormeuil and Italy’s Fratelli Tallia di Delfino. It was a rigorous competition: “Twenty international brands submitted entries this year,” says Made-to-Measure Director Manyell Akinfe-Reed. “The judges look for the feel, aesthetic, salability, color, fabric content and mill reputation. These winners represent the world’s finest mills in menswear.”

According to Saks Vice President and Men’s Fashion Director Eric Jennings, it’s these types of outstanding fabrics that make the man. “When it comes to quality tailored clothing for men, fabric is a vital part of the equation. The best ones are crafted by fine mills like Dormeuil and Fratelli Tallia di Delfino.” Lucky, then, that both winners will now find a home in Saks’ renowned Made-to-Measure department. Each Fabric No. 1 piece will be identifiable by a custom number and label, marking it as a one-of-a-kind suit or sport coat. And that’s the kind of quality even a novice can appreciate.

Fabric No. 1 Made-to-Measure orders will be available in limited quantities at Saks Fifth Avenue locations in New York, Chevy Chase, Chicago and Phoenix.