Saks Unveils The Fifth Man

October 16, 2013 • Chicago, Fashion Blog, Fashion News, Retail Detail


Iconic fashion retailer, Saks Fifth Avenue has unveiled a newly renovated men’s store, that is sure to excite all Chicago menswear fanatics alike. The Fifth Man, located at Saks’ flagship store on Michigan Avenue will include a new restaurant and one of the largest men’s shoe shops in the Midwest.

The Fifth Man will be housed on the sixth and seventh floors of Saks, and renovations are to be completed by January 2014. With the inclusion of luxury brands, artistic elements, and a mix of both classic and contemporary designs, Saks’ newest store caters to the modern man. “Saks is thrilled to offer our customers exciting new lifestyle shopping experiences all under one roof,” Senior Vice president and GMM for Men’s, Home and Gifts at Saks Fifth Avenue, Tom Ott said.

The sixth floor’s design was inspired by the Library of Congress, with its warm, brassy tones and circular form. This floor will deliver a variety of luxury brands to include the likes of Kiton, Brioni, and Salvatore Ferragamo. This floor will also house a prototype shop for Saks’ exclusive men’s collection, and a customized area for Made-to-Measure suiting.

The central location of The Fifth Man’s new shoe shop will be the rotunda of the sixth floor, and will extend through an open ceiling to the seventh floor.  The new shop will showcase more than 500 men’s footwear styles, to include Brioni, Gravati, Pierre Cathay, and Adidas’ collaboration with Raf Simons, Y3, and Opening Ceremony.

On the seventh floor, Fifth Man’s clientele will find a refreshing blend of  high-fashion brands like Dior, Givenchy, Alexander Mcqueen, and more casual denim designers such as Hudson, J Brand, and AGAdriano. This floors’ design was inspired by Chicago architecture pioneers such as Mies Van der Rohe and Gordon Bunshaft. With blackened steel and gray cerused oak and wall coverings, customers will notice the contemporary atmosphere of the seventh floor is reminiscent of the machine age. Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue, also located on the seventh floor, will undoubtedly be known for its incredible view of the Magnificent Mile. The new signature restaurant, which is named for fashion designer Sophie Gimbel, fits in with the sleek and modern vibe of Fifth Man’s seventh floor.

“The greatly expanded men’s shoe salon, the deeper focus on designer and denim and the open shopping environment are sure to make Chicago’s Fifth Man a unique shopping destination.” Ott said.

-Briana Utria 

Image courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue



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