Inside Saks OFF 5TH's 1st Canadian Store [Photos]

  Vaughan Mills store. Photo: Norman Katz

Vaughan Mills store. Photo: Norman Katz

Saks Fifth Avenue's off-price division Saks OFF 5TH opened its first Canadian locations last week in southern Ontario. We've got photos from the opening of the retailer's Vaughan Mills location. 

Although not nearly as glamorous and attractive as Saks Fifth Avenue's full-priced Toronto stores, Saks OFF 5TH features a considerable number of designers at a variety of price-points. 

The Vaughan Mills OFF 5TH replaces Home Outfitters which, until recently, occupied the 34,994 square foot retail space. Both Saks and Home Outfitters are under the Hudson's Bay Company ownership umbrella. 

Saks OFF 5TH also opened locations last week at Toronto Premium Outlets west of Toronto, and at the Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This week (Thursday, March 24) Canada's fourth Saks OFF 5TH opens at Ottawa's Tanger Outlets Ottawa

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  Entrance from within the mall. Photo: Norman Katz

Entrance from within the mall. Photo: Norman Katz

Saks has already confirmed 11 Canadian locations, and it plans to open up to 25 Canadian stores by the end of the decade. In the fall of this year, OFF 5TH will open locations at Calgary's CrossIron Mills, suburban Vancouver's Tsawwassen Mills, and in downtown Ottawa within the Hudson's Bay building. In the spring of 2017, OFF 5TH opens at Quebec City's Place Ste-Foy and at Winnipeg's Outlet Collection Winnipeg. In the fall of 2018, Canada's largest OFF 5TH (45,000 square feet) opens at Montreal Eaton Centre and it's unclear when the Premium Outlets Montreal store will open, though it's confirmed. 

Saks Fifth Avenue opened its first two Canadian stores last month. The Canadian flagship, which opened February 18 and measures about 170,000 square feet, is located within the Hudson's Bay building at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. A second 143,000 square foot Saks location opened a week later at CF Sherway Gardens

See below for more photos. 

  Photo: Norman Katz

Photo: Norman Katz

  Designer eyewear. Photo: Norman Katz

Designer eyewear. Photo: Norman Katz

  Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

  Eyewear and denim. Photo: Norman Katz

Eyewear and denim. Photo: Norman Katz

  Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

  Impressive roster of designers. Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

Impressive roster of designers. Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

  Photo: Norman Katz

Photo: Norman Katz

  Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

  Handbags and accessories (notice Gucci bags in the forefront). Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

Handbags and accessories (notice Gucci bags in the forefront). Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

  Photo: Norman Katz

Photo: Norman Katz

  Footwear department, featuring a variety of price points, photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

Footwear department, featuring a variety of price points, photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

  Shoes/bags. Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

Shoes/bags. Photo: Bruce Winder, Retail Advisors Network

  Window looking into the store from the mall. Photo: Norman Katz

Window looking into the store from the mall. Photo: Norman Katz