‘Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective’ Opens on The Avenue


People throughout the area traveled to town to be a part of the Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective grand opening. The boutique, located on 200 Greenwich Avenue, was transformed for a cocktail reception that included models, food and a DJ that kept the guests, both young and old, entertained throughout the night. (photo by John Ferris Robben)

People throughout the area traveled to town to be a part of the Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective grand opening. The boutique, located on 200 Greenwich Avenue, was transformed for a cocktail reception that included models, food and a DJ that kept the guests, both young and old, entertained throughout the night. (photo by John Ferris Robben)

 

By Michelle Moskowitz
Sentinel Correspondent

Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective, located at 200 Greenwich Avenue, is the latest rollout of “The Saks Shops at Greenwich,” which will eventually include three stand-alone shops in addition to the main Saks Fifth Avenue.

The stores represent an effort to serve as the ultimate destination for top fashion and beauty for the Greenwich woman.

Opening its doors last Wednesday night for a model-bedecked cocktail reception, The Collective boasts a two-level open floor plan measuring 14,000 square feet, with multi-designer displays consisting of denims, seasonal trends (such as ruffles and stripes, the current fashion trend for spring), jewelry and accessories, and active-wear.

Featured on the main floor is a Tom Ford Beauty counter, where one can polish any fashion-forward glamorous look for day or night. Featured designers include Derek Lam 10 Crosby, L’Agence, and Carven; also available are coveted contemporary brands such as ATM, Kenzo, Public School, See by Chloe, Stella McCartney Denim, and Zoe Jordan.    

People throughout the area traveled to town to be a part of the Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective grand opening. The boutique, located on 200 Greenwich Avenue, was transformed for a cocktail reception that included models, food and a DJ that kept the guests, both young and old, entertained throughout the night. (photo by John Ferris Robben)

People throughout the area traveled to town to be a part of the Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective grand opening. The boutique, located on 200 Greenwich Avenue, was transformed for a cocktail reception that included models, food and a DJ that kept the guests, both young and old, entertained throughout the night. (photo by John Ferris Robben)

“We have a very specific point of view with our merchandise, featuring stylish pieces that are truly multi-generational,” said Joe Gambino, vice president and general manager of The Saks Shops at Greenwich.

Roopal Patel, the fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue, who has been with the company for just over a year, was quite pleased with the boutique’s unveiling and the positive feedback she received from an impressive crowd of excited shoppers.

“We offer a well-curated edit of some of the most exciting discovery brands out there, and we are truly bringing the best that fashion has to offer to the Greenwich market,” said Patel.

In addition to sourcing the best in fashion trends, Saks ensures superior customer service by offering complimentary delivery of purchases (including merchandise from the other two Saks shops in town: the main store on Greenwich Avenue, and 10022-Shoe Greenwich, located across the street).

By appointment, Saks sales associates will also bring fashion to its customers by going to her home, hotel or office.

People throughout the area traveled to town to be a part of the Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective grand opening. The boutique, located on 200 Greenwich Avenue, was transformed for a cocktail reception that included models, food and a DJ that kept the guests, both young and old, entertained throughout the night. (photo by John Ferris Robben)

People throughout the area traveled to town to be a part of the Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective grand opening. The boutique, located on 200 Greenwich Avenue, was transformed for a cocktail reception that included models, food and a DJ that kept the guests, both young and old, entertained throughout the night. (photo by John Ferris Robben)

Other services available at the new store include a luxe VIP styling suite consisting of plush, spacious lounge area and onsite alterations.

Next up for the brand is the opening of “The Vault,” featuring fine jewelry, slated for May, and the revamping of the main shop in September, which will focus on top designer brands.

So far, there are no plans to open a men’s boutique.

Store hours are Mon., Tues. and Wed. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information please call (203) 862-5300, or visit saksfifthavenue.com.

About Author: Michelle Moskowitz

Michelle Moskowitz is a reporter and ambassador for the Greenwich Sentinel. Ms. Moskowitz has an extensive background in media serving as the head of LIFETIME Television’s new media division, covering events and news stories all over the country. She was also VP of Business Development at BestSelections.com, Senior Manager at Young & Rubicam, and ran her own boutique Internet firm with a focus on content development. Ms. Moskowitz has been living in the Greenwich community for over a decade. She graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Email: michelle@greenwichsentinel.com

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