Saks Fifth Avenue Unveils New Beauty Floor In New York Flagship

The ‘future of beauty’ opens on second floor as part of Grand Renovation

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Saks Fifth Avenue FaceGym – SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UNVEILS NEW BEAUTY FLOOR IN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP (Courtesy of Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue) 

Saks Fifth Avenue today opens the new, 32,000-square-foot beauty space on the second floor of the New York City Flagship Store with more than 120 color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and wellness brands —58 of which are new to the floor. (See the full list below.) With a significant focus on experiences, the floor is approximately 40-percent larger and now includes 15 new spa rooms along with services such as medi-spa treatments, facials, massages, manicures, brow services, a flower shop and more. By moving the Beauty department to the second floor, Saks is evolving the way customers shop and experience beauty. (Saks New York is located at 611 Fifth Avenue at 50th Street, and is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

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Saks Fifth Avenue Apothecary – SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UNVEILS NEW BEAUTY FLOOR IN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP (Courtesy of Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue)

The brands represented on the new beauty space include (in alphabetic order) Acqua Di Parma, AERIN Beauty, Aesop, Alexander McQueen, Amouage, Angela Caglia, Annick Goutal, Art Meets Art, Artis, Balenciaga, Blink Brow Bar London, Bobbi Brown, Bond No. 9, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Burberry, By Terry, Care/of, Cartier, Cellcosmet, Chanel, Chantecaille, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Christophe Robin, Chuda, Cire Trudon, Clarins, Clé de Peau Beauté, Clinique, Clive Christian, Creed, Decorté, Diana Vreeland, Dior, Diptyque, Dolce & Gabbana, D.S. & Durga, Dyson, EB Florals, Estée Lauder, Ex Nihilo, FaceGym, Floraïku, Foreo, Frédéric Malle, GHD, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Glow Recipe, Gucci, Guerlain, Hermès, Histoires De Parfums, Hotel Couture, House of Sillage, Jason Wu, Jo Malone London, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Kilian, L’Artisan Parfumeur, La Mer, La Prairie, Lancer Skincare, Lancôme, Laura Mercier, Le Labo, Leonor Greyl, MAC, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Mancera, Marc Jacobs, Mario Badescu, Martine de Richeville, Marvis, Mason Pearson, Molton Brown, Montale, Moroccanoil, Mugler, Narciso Rodriguez, Nars, Natura Bissé, NEST Fragrances, Omorovicza, Ormonde Jayne, Orveda, Patchology, Penhaligon’s, Philip Kingsley, Prada, Proenza Schouler, R+Co, Raincry, ReFa, RéVive, Rodial, RODIN olio lusso, Roja Dove, Rossano Ferretti, Sakara Life, Salvatore Ferragamo, Serge Lutens, Shiseido, simplehuman, Sisley Paris, SK-II, SKINNEY MedSpa, Slip, sundays, Supergoop!, Tammy Fender, Tata Harper, The Perfumer’s Story, Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford, Trish McEvoy, Valentino, Valmont, Viktor & Rolf, Vilhelm Parfumerie and YSL.

“As part of Saks’ overall growth strategy, we continue to look for ways to innovate, create and disrupt. The bold decision to move Beauty to the second floor, from the traditional main floor model, allowed us to build a one-of-a-kind destination enabling Saks to create the epitome of an experiential beauty floor,” said Marc Metrick, president, Saks Fifth Avenue. “We continue to apply the principles of what we call The New Luxury to everything we do. What we’ve done with Beauty gives the customer a warmer environment, differentiated from what they can get anywhere else and creates a reason to come to Saks and experience our brand.

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Saks Fifth Avenue EB Florals — SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UNVEILS NEW BEAUTY FLOOR IN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP (Courtesy of Justin Bridges for Saks Fifth Avenue)

The new beauty floor is the latest step in the New York flagship’s Grand Renovation. Saks redefined the department store concept with the revolutionary migration of Beauty from the main floor to the second floor. The Saks Store Planning and Design team, in collaboration with Gensler, spearheaded the design focusing on opening up the space, creating broad sightlines across the floor and modernizing traditional finishes that complement the brand’s heritage. The team used custom agglomerate white stone flooring from Italy throughout and restored original windows facing Fifth Avenue, 49th Street, and 50th Street, allowing natural light to the floor and north and south facing views of the city. Continue reading

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Special Gifts For Special Dads

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be complicated – there is no denying this fact. Every individual wants to buy their father something he can enjoy – not something he’s just going to act like he likes and toss to the side behind your back. If you are still stumped on what to get dad this Father’s Day, forgo the annual socks and tie- buying ritual and give the gift of better grooming. Below you will find the best men’s hair, skin, and body gifts: Gifts that he will appreciate–and use–every day.

Gifts For The Sporty Dad
Molton Brown was founded as a hair salon in 1973 and has become one of the UK’s leading upmarket cosmetic firms. Molton Brown’s products such as shampoos, shower gels and lotions are sold in many of the world’s most exclusive department stores. The company also owns its own network of retail stores with locations around the world and is known for making its products in England, with its main production facility based in Hertfordshire in the UK. The Molton Brown Sports Collection is perfect for the active man, pre- and post-exercise.

The following pieces are a good starter kit for Dad’s gym bag:
Molton Brown 4 in 1 Sports Wash for Body, Face, Hair & Shave ($24.00, moltonbrown.com): This men’s 4-in-1 shower gel, face wash, hair wash and shave gel is a cleansing powerhouse. A refreshing 4-in-1 sports wash, blended with cassia bark and zesty lime (to refresh and deodorise), ultra-shine complex for hair, skin conditioners and guar gum to help soften stubble for a closer shave. It’s the perfect all-rounder men’s grooming product to slip into a gym bag when you don’t have much time to spare. (When using this Sport 4-in-1 as a hair wash, face wash and body wash, lather up and massage across damp skin and into the hair. When using as a shave gel, lather up a little longer for a richer foam.)
Molton Brown Anti-Perspirant Sportstick ($22.00, moltonbrown.com): A refreshing anti-perspirant stick blended with cassia bark and andiroba oil for happy skin, this sprightly scented antiperspirant stick gives 24-hr protection while soothing your skin.
Molton Brown Sport Body Hydrator ($26.00, moltonbrown.com): A hydrating body moisturizer blended with cassia bark and zesty lime, this sport body hydrator is the ideal body lotion for active men as a pre and post exercise men’s grooming tool.

The Stylish Dad
The stylish dad is alwys one step ahead of the pack when it comes to looking good; so Philip B. Hair Care, a variety of luxurious botanical products that restore and maintain hair’s health, shine and manageability, is just the gift to give him and one he will use and enjoy going forward.


Philip B Nordic Wood Hair and Body Shampoo ($35.00, philipb.com): A gentle daily shampoo that’s perfect for normalizing an oily scalp or soothing a dry one, it’s loaded with natural antibacterial botanicals that wash in softness and shine, offering a gentle deep clean, for skin and hair that’s irresistibly soft and touchable.
Philip B Lovin Pomade ($26.00, philipb.com): A texturizing and shaping lightweight pomade that beautifully defines any style, and dries to a soft, semi-matte finish, it is perfect for fine to medium hair types; keeping hair in place.
Philip B Scent of Santa Fe Balancing Shampoo ($26.00, philipb.com): Nourish and cleanse hair while evoking the uplifting scent of the Sangrê de Cristo Mountains.

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Avon’s Untouchable Strength Eau de Toilette Spray ($26, avon.com): A powerful, inspiring blend of energizing mandarin, cool cedar leaf oil and masculine patchouli, it has already developed a following among fragrance connoisseurs across the board.

The All Natural Dad
Burt’s Bees knows how to treat a man. This line of natural skin care will revolutionize your dad’s grooming routine. Burt’s Bees manufactures their products (0ver 197 and growing) with natural ingredients using minimal processing such as distillation/condensation, extraction/steamed distillation/pressure cooking, and hydrolysis to maintain the purity of those ingredients. In addition, every product has a “natural bar” which gives a percentage of natural ingredients in that product, often with detailed ingredient descriptions.


Natural Skin Care for Men Bar Soap, ($4, burtsbees.com): Intensely clean, our energizing and purifying soap is made from an all-natural vegetable soap base featuring Lemon, Orange and Petitgrain Oils.
Natural Skin Care for Men Body Wash, ($8, burtsbees.com): A natural, wake me up, this invigorating natural body wash cleanses and moisturizes.
Natural Skin Care for Men Shave Cream, ($8, burtsbees.com): This shave cream combines the skin’s calming effects of Calendula and Linden Extract with the hydrating effects of Chamomile resulting in a close smooth shave
Natural Skin Care for Men Deodorant ($8.00, burtsbees.com) Made from an odor-fighting botanical, this powerful natural deodorant harnesses energizing Citrus Oils, woodsy Cyprus and Warm Fir.