Credit: Justin Bridges
Within The Vault, many brands will debut pieces exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue. Brands with exclusive pieces include: Chopard, Piaget, Baume & Mercier, Repossi, IWC, Hermès, Robert Procop, Martin Katz, Nini Jewels, Dena Kemp and Oscar Heyman.
The 10,673-sq-ft space was formerly an unused cellar in the department store and since the building’s inception hasn’t been used as retail space until now. You enter the lower level via a Rem Koolhaas-designed, rainbow-hued escalator, and from the moment you get to the open-plan space, it feels bright, sparkly and fresh. The well-lit area provides an immersive shopping experience with design details that recall a 1920s bank: There are walls with vaults on them and safety deposit boxes as decoration between the stores.
The Vault also plays host to The International Lounge, a private lounge designated for guests traveling from abroad that features a multi-lingual concierge. The concierge can help assist with luggage and coat storage, package pick-up and will also provide tours of the historic Saks Fifth Avenue for international guests’ first-time visits. There will also be a jewelry and watch repair department in the International Lounge for all customers.
Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5th Avenue, +1 212 753 4000, saksfifthavenue.com