There may only be one other New York City shopping address that’s got more name recognition. So much so for this other address, that the Macy’s brand in New York City has a whole square to herald it. However, this other place has been taking in ladies and making them feel like fabulous women for more than one hundred fifty years. Saks Fifth Avenue (1) is the name and clothing is their game.
The Saks Fifth Avenue brand has grown since its beginnings and the store in Manhattan also sells men’s clothing, children’s clothing, swimwear, sportswear, gifts, home goods, gourmet foods, lingerie, evening wear, and accessories. There are a few things you should know about the Saks Fifth Avenue store before you go in so that you can get the most out of your New York City Saks experience.
Saks Fifth Avenue is located just across the street from Rockefeller Center, so you can imagine that they are busy most of the hours they are open. If you’re looking to go shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue for the 2010 Holiday season you should do yourself a favor and prepare to spend several hours combing over their ten floors of store, waiting for product refurbishment, and getting all the service and services that you need.
Not that Saks has a bad staff; quite the opposite as the Saks Fifth Avenue store is one of the better regarded among New York City holiday shoppers. However anyone who has been to New York City for shopping around the holidays knows what they’re in for. Even worse in recent years as retailers hungry to lock in profits ahead of the Black Friday-Christmas eve time period from the retail abyss have actually begun running “pre-holiday” sales, going back as early as post-Labor Day holiday sales.
Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City (2) also has a few points of interest which folks traveling in should be aware of. One of these noteworthy items is their Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa. For gift certificates or just for the weary shopper, you can’t beat spa services. Saks Fifth Avenue also has wardrobe consulting services for men and women available, phone ahead during the holiday season to see if the wait is too much for you to handle. Finally if you’re hungry you can quench your appetite at the Café SFA. Café SFA serves brunch, lunch, and tea. Their menu includes soup, salad, and sandwiches.
For the consummate New York City shopping experience you really can’t pass up Saks Fifth Avenue. Go for yourself, go for your mate, go for your loved ones, or go for the striking vies of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral next door!