GREENWICH, Conn. — The very first Saks Fifth Avenue store devoted exclusively to shoes will be unveiled to happy shoppers in Greenwich later this month.
Looking to find that perfect new pair for fall? Or new boots for winter? Head to 10022-SHOE at The Saks Shops At Greenwich at 20 E. Elm St. The new shop will open in the heart of the town's shopping district on Oct. 20.
To celebrate the grand opening of the standalone shoe store, Saks is partnering with The Greenwich United Way women’s initiative, Sole Sisters, to give back to the local community.
On Oct. 19, the eve of the official opening, Saks Fifth Avenue Chief Merchant Tracy Margolies, ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers, and Aquazzura Founder and Creative Director Edgardo Osorio will host a meet-and-greet and cocktail reception to reveal Saks’ new shoe haven.
Saks is contributing 100 percent of ticket sales to the Oct. 19 events and 10 percent of proceeds from the store’s sales from Oct. 19 to Oct. 23 (for a maximum donation of $10,000) to the Sole Sisters initiative. (Exclusions may apply.)
“We are thrilled to partner with the Greenwich United Way Sole Sisters in celebration of another milestone for Saks Fifth Avenue,” said Jeff O’Geary, Vice President, General Manager, Saks Shops At Greenwich. “This group of women addresses the most pressing needs of our local area, a community that has strongly supported Saks since our doors first opened more than 20 years ago.”
Sole Sisters, The Greenwich United Way women’s initiative, has raised more than $1.1 million since its inception in 2005. It supports a specific charitable cause each year, and this year’s focus is funding solutions to meet Greenwich’s most critical needs.
“The Greenwich United Way is very excited to partner with Saks Fifth Avenue to celebrate the opening of the brand’s first 10022-SHOE store at the Saks Shops At Greenwich,” said David Rabin CEO of The Greenwich United Way. “Saks has been a great partner over the years, and we truly appreciate the brand’s unwavering support. We look forward to a successful event as well as ongoing friendship with the Saks Shops At Greenwich.”
On Oct. 19, a VIP meet-and-greet with Margolies, Myers and Osorio begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception at 7 p.m.. Tickets to the VIP meet-and-greet can be purchased for $500, while cocktail reception tickets are $300. For more information or to secure a ticket for either event, click here .
Saks Fifth Avenue is one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers with superlative American and international designer collections. It also sells an assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates.
The Greenwich United Way Sole Sisters is a woman's initiative that raises money to serve a specific unmet human service need in the community. In the past, those services have supported children and youth and individuals in crisis, families and a general increased demand for basic human services in Greenwich as a result of the economic recession.
To learn more about the Greenwich United Way Sole Sisters, visit the Greenwich United Way online .