It was an impressive “pre-opening” for the new Saks Off 5th store in Somerset Shoppes. We stopped by a little after 6 pm and the place was packed, as you can see above and in our 360º video below:
Parking was a little contentious immediately in front of the store, but if you went down toward Men’s Wearhouse there were plenty of spaces available.
The grand opening is tomorrow (Thursday). For details see our Facebook post.
We took a little time inside to record a more news-like video. But we’re still pretty new at video so this one isn’t the greatest:
Video from the Saks Off 5th pre-opening event today. Article to follow soon.Still working on our video skills. This one is slightly out of focus, but we'll get better at it.
Posted by West Boca News on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
We previously reported that Saks was coming back in October. It’s a pretty big store, taking the place of the old Loehmann’s.
While it seems large to us, we learned from their VP of Marketing Robby Schnall that they have larger stores in places like Aventura. Due to the smaller size they had to make some choices and to our disappointment they have chosen not to carry kids clothes at least for now. We did notice a very large array of women’s shoes:
There is, of course, a men’s section. We’d guess it’s around a quarter the size of the women’s section but that’s only a guess.
We were also impressed with how young the customers seemed. This time of year we typically see a lot of seniors. But we were told that the senior crowd came earlier in the day, closer to the 4 pm opening.
We also just like the look of the store. It’s bright and although it’s got a lot of merchandise inside, it has nice lines and is very bright.