Since 1994, shoppers have flocked to Saks Fifth Avenue at the Mall at Short Hills for upscale designer goodies. But that’s about to change.
The 107,000-square-foot Essex County location will soon close its doors, but a storewide liquidation sale starts Wednesday morning, July 20, and is expected to last for more than a month. I understand that bargains are to be had, although some high-end designers might not participate in this last-hurrah of a sale.
Still, this is the perfect excuse to do some early holiday shopping!
This soon-to-be-shuttered location follows the closing of Saks at The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack a couple of years ago. Word on the street is that shoppers can look forward to a brand new, flagship Saks store in the American Dream complex at the Meadowlands sometime in 2017-2018. (We hope that happens because we require our regular Saks shopping fix.)
So which retailer/retailers are planning to occupy the former Saks Short Hills space? Mall owner Taubman Co. says they plan to renovate and re-merchandise the space in a way that will be exciting for Short Hills shoppers. Until then, rumors are running rampant with Saks fans speculating whether the two-story Short Hills store will be divided between two retailers or remain as is. As I strolled through the store over the weekend, I overheard shopper speculation; the most intriguing guess was Barneys.
Stay tuned and, as soon as the new retailer throws its (designer) hat in the ring, we will publish the big news. Until then, see you at the liquidation sale!Click here to leave a comment