Above: The space sets a warm and welcome tone with a modern mix of bronze and copper finishes.
Under the glittering lights of chandeliers that resemble giant bangles, Greenwich shoppers are welcomed into the latest boutique shopping destination from Saks Fifth Avenue. The Vault, which houses a stunning selection of fine jewelry, follows Saks’ recent expansion along Greenwich Avenue with contemporary fashion at The Collective and a dedicated shoe salon at 10022-SHOE. The main store will get its own renovation, with plans of completion in 2018. All four locations, which make up The Saks Shops in Greenwich, aim to provide a unique shopping experience with their focused curation of products in a more intimate setting. As Marc Metrick, president of Saks Fifth Avenue, put it, “We’re no longer in the department store business, we’re in the specialty store business.”
INSIDE THE VAULT
The dramatic 6,000-square-foot space houses an impressive roster of luxury brands, ranging from colorful gemstones in classic settings by Robert Procop to Aurélie Bidermann’s whimsical creations. Bidermann, along with Anita Ko, Nikos Koulis, Dena Kemp and Repossi are among the list of designers exclusive to Greenwich. Beyond the center cases, offerings from Chopard, Bulgari and Graff are displayed in their own distinct spaces that line the perimeter of the store. With two private viewing rooms, customers will have the chance to get a closer look at some of The Vault’s rare and specialty pieces. De Grisogono’s $2,571,500 diamond ear cuffs top the list, and with a limited-time appearance, they’re the perfect excuse to plan your visit soon.