Two merchants operating independent retail stores in New York, conceived and conceptualized the idea of an up-market specialty retail store in the upper Fifth Avenue. The store was to become synonyms with fashion, opulence and high living. So it did. Saks Fifthe Avenue today offers the finest in fashion for men and women, boasts of an extraordinary customer service and is far and large the byword for taste and elegance. As of date, Saks Fifth Avenue has 39 retail outlets across 22 states featuring the best of fashion and designers from Europe and America.