Kazakhstan gets Saks
American specialty retailer Saks has cracked the Kazakhstan market with the opening of its first Saks Fifth Avenue store in Almaty.
The tri-level, approximately 91,000 sqft store at Esentai shopping mall is synonymous with the Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the US in product and service, while catering to local tastes and preferences.
The store offers collections of designer apparel for women and men as well as shoes, jewellery, accessories, handbags, fragrances, cosmetics, intimate apparel, children’s apparel, and select gift items.
Brands that will be offered in the new store include Alaia, Alexander Wang, Brioni, Celine, Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Isaia, Jimmy Choo, Kiton, Lanvin, Loro Piana, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Philip Lim, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, and many others.
Saks Fifth Avenue in Almaty includes a VIP Club for both women and men and offers an ongoing calendar of special events such as fashion shows and personal appearances by designers.
“We are confident that the residents of and visitors to the country will be pleased with the beautiful store, the wonderful and distinctive merchandise selections, and the exemplary service offered by Saks Fifth Avenue,” said Stephen Sadove, chairman and CEO of Saks Incorporated.
Saks Fifth Avenue is operated by local partner Viled Group which operates 15 stores in Almaty and is the exclusive retailer for more than 30 brands including Cartier, Harry Winston, Vacheron Constantin, H. Stern, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef and Arpels.