Saks Fifth Avenue store and Sophie’s restaurant, Chichago – Illinois

July 25th, 2014 by retail design blog

Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago’s new men’s store rolled out a whole new open spaced, multi-leveled store in early 2014. The new Michigan Avenue location debuts a trending ‘at home’ feel while still maintaining a hip and fresh design with rotating art displays, high-end comforts like oak flooring, and modern architecture, along with a mix of classic and modern furniture. In its effort to keep up with the demands of the modern man, the legendary retailer has given their men’s store a total revamp. Coined ‘The Fifth Man’, the new and completely customized façade incorporates some local design inspiration to give its shoppers a community vibe.

The design inspiration of the 6th floor derives from Chicago architects like Mies Van der Rohe and Gordon Bunshaft while some of the artwork was created by less famous local artists. The 7th floor takes on a more classic approach, pulling concept from the Library of Congress rotunda and using stunning wide plank herringbone hardwood on it’s floors. The store also features a restaurant, Sophie’s, for guests to wine and dine. It is named for designer Sophie Gimbel, the arbiter of style at Saks for nearly 40 years. With all of the new features, the retailer’s new lifestyle concept store hopes the new, all-inclusive shopping experience will keep the devoted shoppers coming back while adding a few new ones.

Hardwood flooring by Hakwood

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