Inside Saks Fifth Avenue's New Sherway Store [Photos]

  Photo: Saks

Photo: Saks

Yesterday, Saks Fifth Avenue opened its second Canadian store at Toronto's CF Sherway Gardens. We have provided photos from various sources in this article. 

The impressive 143,194 square foot store spans three levels, featuring fashion and food. The store's 5,500 square foot restaurant, Beaumont Kitchen by Oliver & Bonacini, opened last night. The store's 18,500 square foot Saks Food Hall by Pusateri's, however, delayed its opening until March 7, tentatively.

The store's men's department is located in the basement level beside the soon-to-open Pusateri's, and features a central, circular footwear display like at Saks' Toronto Queen Street/CF Toronto Eaton Centre store. The design is based on the prototype men's footwear department at Saks' Chicago Michigan Avenue unit, which recently saw renovations due to space consolidation. 

We'll be visiting Sherway's Saks store next month when it's completely finished, and we'll also provide updates on the Queen Street Saks flagship when it is finished later this spring. Retail Insider is also moving its operations to Toronto in March, helping us gain further access into the Canadian retail industry. 

Below are photos of the store, as well as brief descriptions of some departments. 

  Ribbon cutting on Thursday, February 25. Photo: Saks

Ribbon cutting on Thursday, February 25. Photo: Saks

 Women's designer salon. Photo: Saks

Women's designer salon. Photo: Saks

 Women's designer department, featuring Etro, Marni, Thakoon, Dries Van Noten. Photo: Saks

Women's designer department, featuring Etro, Marni, Thakoon, Dries Van Noten. Photo: Saks

 Women's Designer salon, featuring designer Erdem, originally from Montreal. Photo: Saks

Women's Designer salon, featuring designer Erdem, originally from Montreal. Photo: Saks

  Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

 Women's designer display, featuring designers: Balmain, Jil Sander, Pucci and others. Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

Women's designer display, featuring designers: Balmain, Jil Sander, Pucci and others. Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

 Chloé ready-to-wear shop-in-store. Photo:  asideofvogue  via Instagram

Chloé ready-to-wear shop-in-store. Photo: asideofvogue via Instagram

 Women's contemporary department, featuring popular brand Theory. Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

Women's contemporary department, featuring popular brand Theory. Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

 Women's ready-to-wear, with Lingerie in behind. Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

Women's ready-to-wear, with Lingerie in behind. Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

 Women's contemporary. The Queen Street flagship features the same neon yellow Mozart bust. Photo: Saks

Women's contemporary. The Queen Street flagship features the same neon yellow Mozart bust. Photo: Saks

 Men's footwear at the centre of the basement men's floor. Photo: Saks

Men's footwear at the centre of the basement men's floor. Photo: Saks

 Menswear department. Photo: Saks

Menswear department. Photo: Saks

  Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

 Dolce & Gabbana women's accessory shop-in-store, ground floor. Photo: Alexander Liang

Dolce & Gabbana women's accessory shop-in-store, ground floor. Photo: Alexander Liang

 Women's '10022-SHOES' salon. Photo: Saks

Women's '10022-SHOES' salon. Photo: Saks

  Photo: Saks

Photo: Saks

  Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

  Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

 Cosmetics hall. Photo: Saks

Cosmetics hall. Photo: Saks

  Cosmetics. Photo:  exnihiloparis  via Instagram

Cosmetics. Photo: exnihiloparis via Instagram

  Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

Photo: CF Sherway Gardens

  Photo: Saks

Photo: Saks

 Personal shopping, VIP treatment. Photo:  hollywoodkhan    via Instagram

Personal shopping, VIP treatment. Photo: hollywoodkhan via Instagram

 Saks 'At Your Service' van will be all over Toronto this year. Photo: Saks

Saks 'At Your Service' van will be all over Toronto this year. Photo: Saks