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Complete ! Ready for the grand opening

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11 May, 2017, 12:03 ET

Saks Fifth Avenue Announces The Opening of The Wellery at New York Flagship Store

A first-of-its kind concept shop entirely devoted to wellness experiences; offering more than 1,200 fitness classes

NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Saks Fifth Avenue announces the opening of The Wellery concept shop. In the first-of-its-kind space, guests can find more than 16,000 square feet of immersive experiences dedicated to wellness. Located on the second floor of the Fifth Avenue flagship at 611 Fifth Avenue at 50th Street, the Saks Wellery features a curated edit of the best products, classes and services in the City for living a healthier and more balanced life. This unique space will be open for a limited time through October 2017.

The Saks Wellery is a lifestyle-centric shopping destination for today's experience-seeking consumer.  The space is comprised of 22 individual spaces offering visitors the most sought-after fitness classes and equipment, women's and men's activewear and athleisure apparel, and skincare products and treatments. A dedicated Saks Wellery concierge is available on-site to direct customers, or help them determine which offerings best suit their wellness needs. The Saks Studio space will host rotating pop-up classes and events from some of the City's most exciting gyms and fitness programs.

"Saks has a long history of creating breakthrough, experiential environments in our stores—in 1935, an indoor ski slope was constructed in the flagship store in order to offer skiing lessons. The Saks Wellery, our latest concept shop, focused entirely on wellness, continues the Saks tradition of elevating shopping to a higher level by building exciting customer experiences," said Saks Fifth Avenue Chief Merchant Tracy Margolies. "We want the Saks Wellery to be a sanctuary for our customers—a place to find peace and solace in the middle of our bustling city."

The Wellery will offer more than 1,200 of the City's best fitness classes through October. Studios offering fitness classes in dedicated studios include ConBody, a prison-style boot camp using only one's body weight, and Bendable Body, a specialized stretching method that works on connective tissue. The Saks Studio space will feature rotating pop-up classes from several local companies beginning Saturday, May 13. MNDFL offers meditation classes and the instructors at modelFIT teach class-goers how to move with strength and grace through daily activities. In addition to fitness classes, the Saks Studio will host wellness-focused events, including reiki healing, meditation, massages, and more.

To feel rejuvenated and healed, visitors can visit Breathe Salt Rooms to experience dry salt therapy, then grab a hydrogen-infused HFactor water for the road. For clients in need of a beauty fix, SKINNEY MedSpa offers services including non-invasive body contouring and hi-tech facials, and Sundays nail studio specializes in two-in-one manicures with meditation.

Fitness aficionados can check out and test the latest home gym equipment in showrooms from Technogym, Peloton, and Martone Cycling Co. New York City's Drive 495, a luxury fitness boutique, offers customized stretching and workout routines aimed at helping clients achieve athletic goals, as well as custom golf club fittings for PXG's innovative club technology. Heroine Sport, Phat Buddha, Beyond Yoga, S'well, and Alala are just a few of the brands featured in the activewear shop.

Fitness classes throughout the floor can be booked ahead of time through the individual brands' websites, and walk-ins can stop by the Wellery concierge to check on class availability. The Wellery concierge can be reached by phone at (212) 940-2457.

The complete list of Saks Wellery shops is as follows: Bendable Body, Blink Brow Bar, Bodyism, Breathe Salt Rooms, Care/of, ConBody, Decorté, Drive 495 featuring PXG, Glow Recipe, Greyson Clothiers, Martone Cycling Co., Peloton, Ron Dorff, Saks women's athleisure shop, Saks Wellery concierge featuring Hfactor, Saks Studio, SKINNEY MedSpa, sundays, Technogym, and Trish McEvoy.


Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson's Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 41 full-line stores in 22 states and Canada, five international licensed stores and saks.com, the company's online store.

Saks Wellery - Image courtesy of Justin Bridges Photography

Saks Wellery - Image courtesy of Justin Bridges Photography


For more information, kindly visit saks.com, Instagram.com/saks, Facebook.com/saks, Snapchat.com/saks_official, and Twitter.com/saks.

Liz FitzGerald                                                     
Saks Fifth Avenue                                              

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Saks Fifth Avenue


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Todd Snyder Opens New York Flagship with a Barbershop and Bar

By Kristen Heinzinger | December 6, 2016   

Gents, rejoice! Todd Snyder, CFDA nominee and menswear designer, opened an expansive 4,500-square-foot flagship on Madison Square Park North. The store goes beyond your run-of-the-mill retail floor plan: it houses a Persons of Interest barbershop operated by Steve Marks, a café/bar manned by Nick Morgenstern of El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette, and shop-in-shops with Moscot eyewear and Aesop products. In addition to carrying apparel and curated selections from the designer’s partners like Champion, Timex, Mackintosh, Glove Trotter, Tricker’s, and Alden, the store is partnering with 1stdibs to offer a rotating limited-edition selection of gifts, art, and furniture.

“Every collection starts with inspiration from the worlds of art, architecture and design, made to fit the modern man and his lifestyle,” Snyder said in a statement. “We created the New York store to embody that lifestyle down to the smallest detail, all hand selected from resources and vendors we love, many via our new partners at 1stdibs. It’s not just a clothing store – it’s a great place to come for a seasonal wardrobe upgrade with a personal stylist, to get fitted for your next suit while enjoying an espresso or a beer, or to hang out with friends while getting a haircut and a shave.”

The flagship was designed with James Mills, and includes vintage brass door handles sourced in London from Anthony Outred Antiques and modern and midcentury furniture. British artist Luke Edward Hall created the opening visual installation, and signed and numbered prints are available in the store. The café/bar area features custom-designed terrazzo floor by New York artist Zackery Tyler, a vintage ’60s Italian chandelier, and vintage Thonet chairs, while the barbershop is decorated with bespoke barber chairs made in Japan.

Stop in or book a personal stylist consultation or other service in advance by emailing privateclient@toddsnyder.com.

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Hermes's "Silk Room" Vibrance

Honored to be involved in this Hermes Pop-Up shop at Nordstrom, Seattle.  Our skilled craftspeople cut and sewed thousands of Hermes scarves into a beautiful, touchable, fringe curtain for a truly interactive experience.



Nordstrom says: Go ahead and touch the Hermès

Originally published October 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm Updated October 26, 2016 at 10:29 am

Nordstrom's new Hermès pop-up has a unique please-touch, please-Instagram attitude.

By Sara Kennedy


The centerpiece of the new Hermès pop-up shop inside the downtown Nordstrom is a towering “silk room” made up of hundreds of strands of vibrantly colored pieces of silk. It’s a visual representation of what this first-of-its-kind shop is trying to accomplish — playfulness and a please-touch attitude.

Robert Chavez, president and CEO of Hermès USA, says the brand has never set up a stand-alone boutique before, and has never displayed its luxury goods outside of glass cases overseen by helpful but vigilant salespeople. You had to ask to see something and wait for it to be unfurled.

At the Nordstrom boutique — which, for now, is considered an extended pop-up shop slated to remain through 2017 — customers can touch nearly everything. Silk ties are rolled and tucked, in rainbow order, into accessible cubbies. Jewelry hangs from magnetized partitions. And the best idea: The brand’s famous scarves are displayed on the types of hangers often used to hold rugs. Customers can see the intricate patterns and designs and feel the luxurious materials as they skim through the rolling racks.

So why do this type of boutique here and now? Olivia Kim, Nordstrom’s director of creative projects who curates the store’s pop-up shops, pitched the idea some time ago. But it took some convincing, Chavez says, to get them to try the new venture. Kim promised that the Seattle luxury buyer was younger than average and the concept had the potential to draw in a new generation of Hermès shopper.

And that’s where the “silk room” comes in. It’s circular with space inside for two or three people to stand. Moving through the thin silk ropes has a pleasantly disorienting feeling. Once inside it’s Instagram-bait, with a mirror ceiling made for selfies.

Will the concept convince younger shoppers to drop three figures for a scarf or tie? On day one, it was certainly luring them in and excitement was high. At the least, it’s worth stopping by and taking advantage of this unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with once-rarified luxury goods.

Maria Kreyn's Chapel Of Dancing Shadows

An Immersive Space by artist, Maria Kreyn.  We printed her stunning artwork onto fabric for this remarkable display! 



The Chapel of Dancing Shadows is a space of contemplation, meditation, wonder. It is a communal space serving as art gallery, refuge, and sound bath. The 8-ft walls are covered in delicate drawings— the first 12 images of a developing 150-plate series of works composing Maria Kreyn’s Codex, an allusion to an invented creation myth. The ceiling is an elaborate CNC cut structure, creating the feeling of an arabesque lace canopy. From it hang detailed rafters and a collection of wind chimes, as an ode to the sounds in the temples of Myanmar. 

Find the dancing shadows around 7.30 and half way to the Man at Black Rock City, 2016.

Images Courtesy of Ruprecht Studios

Images Courtesy of Ruprecht Studios