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About Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue's Inception
Saks Fifth Avenue was the brainchild of Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel, who operated independent retail stores on New York's 34th Street at Herald Square in the early 1900s. Their dream was to construct a unique specialty store that would become synonymous with fashionable, gracious living.

The combined financial input of these great merchant families led to the purchase of a site between 49th and 50th Streets on upper Fifth Avenue, then jointly occupied by the Democratic Club and the Buckingham Hotel. With the opening of its founders' "dream store" on September 15, 1924, Saks Fifth Avenue became the first large retail operation to locate in what was then primarily a residential district. By offering the finest quality men's and women's fashions, as well as an extraordinary program of customer services, Saks Fifth Avenue has become the byword for taste and elegance.
Saks Fifth Avenue, 1924 to 1972
The merging of the Saks and Gimbel families resulted in more than just the construction of Saks Fifth Avenue. 30-year-old Adam Gimbel (Bernard's cousin) became Horace Saks' assistant. With the sudden death of Horace Saks in 1926, Adam Gimbel became President of Saks Fifth Avenue, bringing with him the imaginative foresight that has carried Saks to the zenith of its success.

Adam Gimbel also established a Saks empire, with branch stores reaching from coast to coast. When he retired in 1969, he was a legend in his own time. Adam Gimbel's first action was to redecorate the entire flagship store in the opulent Art Moderne style from the 1925 Paris Exposition, creating a series of specialty shops within the grand luxury of Saks Fifth Avenue. His intuitive perception was demonstrated as Adam traveled all over the world in search of those items that would set Saks eminently above other specialty stores.

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Saks Fifth Avenue LOCATIONS

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Saks Fifth Avenue Headquarters

12 East 49th Street
New York City, NY
10017

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Saks Fifth Avenue Office

611 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY
10022

212-753-4000 phone

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Saks Fifth Avenue Office

13550 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX
75240-6609

972-458-7000 phone
972-716-5154 fax

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Saks Fifth Avenue Office

1001 Airport Boulevard ,
Suite 101
Morrisville, NC
27560-8935

919-467-5054 phone
919-467-4851 fax

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Saks Fifth Avenue Office

800 Ventura Boulevard ,
Suite 600
Camarillo, CA
93010-6007

805-987-4475 phone
805-484-8346 fax

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