Of Saks and (the male) sex

Move over, ladies. It’s time to share The Saks Shops at Greenwich with the guys.

Move over, ladies. It’s time to share The Saks Shops at Greenwich with the guys.

Recently, the luxe retailer unveiled the first standalone Barneys at Saks, featuring men’s shoes and accessories. Formerly Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective, containing women’s contemporary fashions, the revamped 14,000-square-foot space now spotlights men’s shoes and accessories on the first floor with women’s contemporary clothing on the second in a bright, edgy design that nods to Greenwich with drawings of sailing and polo.

“We’re excited to have this for a client we haven’t been able to serve before,” Bo Kim, Saks Greenwich’s stylish general manager, says of Saks’ licensing agreement with Barneys, which began closing its stores in 2019. “The buyers have done an amazing job of curating the selection….Barneys is a brand with a rich heritage. Through our licensing agreement, we have the ability to carry it forward.”

There’s men’s footwear by Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, New Balance, Off-White, Prada, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino and Veja, with sneakers and pool slides being the big trends. (In the current work-at-home era, pool slides are the new slippers, Kim says.) Men’s accessories, including caps and belts, are represented by Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Off-White, Salvatore Ferragamo and Valentino. There’s men’s jewelry, including bracelets and watches from Miansai, Movado and Tom Ford, along with sunglasses by Barton Pierre, Bottega Venetta, Cartier, Gucci, Moncler, Oliver Peoples, Prada, Rayban, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford. 

Rimowa weighs in with luggage that transcends gender, helping visitors to transition to the second floor where they’ll find women’s ready-to-wear from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Acler, AG Jeans, A.L.C., Alice + Olivia, ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo, Aviator Nation, Cinq à Sept, Derek Lam and Design History. 

There are also pieces by Eleven Six, Frame, Ganni, Generation Love, IRO, Isabel Marant Étoile, Jonathan Simkhai, L’AGENCE, LoveShackFancy, Monrow, Mother, Moussy Vintage, Naadam, Nanushka, Poupette St Barth, Proenza Schouler White Label, Rag & Bone, Rails, Sea, See by Chloé, Staud and Theory. Among the pieces that catch our eye during our visit are a black, vegan faux wrap midi skirt by Nanushka and a Farm Rio puffer jacket that conjures all the color and panoply of the rainforest.

You can shop virtually and enjoy same-day delivery or by appointment and savor styling in a private dressing suite.

Or why not mask up and drop by the new Barneys at Saks? Then you can relish women’s jewelry next door at The Vault, more women’s designers and beauty at the main store across Greenwich Avenue and 10022-SHOE over on Elm Street.

For more, visit saks.com/c/barneys-at-saks.

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