Store Review: Saks Fifth Avenue NYC

One of the city’s preeminent luxury department stores.


The exterior of the famed department store. All images courtesy Saks.

Across from the Rockefeller Center, Saks Fifth Avenue has been serving stylish shoppers since 1924. Covering a full city block and 10 floors high, you’ll find the biggest names in fashion all under one convenient roof. The ground floor can be overwhelming, between tourists wandering around aimlessly and cosmetic salespeople at every turn, it can be difficult to decide where to go.


We suggest heading upstairs to the women’s floors to browse around and if it’s in your budget venturing into one of the in-store boutiques, like Chanel or Louis Vuitton, where it’s considerably quieter and you can get the one-on-one attention you desire. No matter what, do not leave without stepping into the eighth floor, which can only be described as shoe heaven (it actually has its own zip code). They have a massive selection of Louboutin’s, as well as a wide assortment of brand-name designers like Jimmy Choo, Prada and Giuseppe Zanotti.


Hunger tends to strike after a marathon of shopping, so take a break at pop into Café SFA, for views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, while dining on their signature Fifth Avenue Salad ($21).

Where to Find:
Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Avenue
New York NY, 10022