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Taking the Fifth

Nice Jeans and Nicer Views at Saks

85759a7ce6c7341ec64b095918f448996b1083df18 PhotosThe Fifth Avenue Man and Sophie’s
Shopping for clothes. Eating in restaurants. Still two different things.

But... we’re getting closer.

Until then, there’s these: The Fifth Avenue Man, the new men’s shop within Saks Fifth Avenue, now open. And Sophie’s, Saks’ tony little enclave of lobster rolls and gimlets, opening Friday.

Here’s the breakdown:

Whisk yourself up to the sixth floor.
Locate the elevator behind the fragrance counter—your uncanny ability to smell Chanel No. 5 will serve you well.

Some familiar Italians will greet you on 6.
Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Brunello Cucinelli. They’ve brought Salvatore Ferragamo to the party. So go ahead, get a suit made. You’re among friends.

Yes, you’re right: it does look like the Library of Congress in here.
That central rotunda was based on the LOC layout. The 500 styles of shoes—that’s based on your wildly eclectic shoe appetite.

Going up: seventh floor.
The sportswear department is loaded with selvage denim, brands like Rag & Bone, and... the enticing aroma of strip steak.

Yes, Sophie’s is here, too.
Soften up clients over lunches of crab cakes, fries with sriracha ketchup, Bourbon Cherry Sours and jaw-dropping views of the Mag Mile. The bourbon will handle most of the softening.

Remember Table 73.
This primo seat offers a wraparound view, perfect for afternoon meetings over champagne.

You and your new pants have a lot to celebrate.

Vitals

The Fifth Avenue Man
at Saks Fifth Avenue
700 N Michigan Ave, 6th and 7th Fl
(at Superior)
Chicago, IL 60611
312-944-6500
official website

Sophie’s
at Saks Fifth Avenue
700 N Michigan Ave, 7th Fl
(at Superior)
Chicago, IL 60611
312-525-3400
official website

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