Saks Fifth Avenue to Host Second Annual Emerging Designer Showcase

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saks Fifth Avenue today announced that it will host its second annual Emerging
Designer Showcase
at Saks Downtown on Friday, April 7. In an
effort to discover the best designer talent at the forefront of advanced
fashion, the Saks merchant team is inviting emerging designers to apply
to present their women’s ready-to-wear collections in person. In order
to be considered, designers must submit digital look books to be
reviewed by Saks’ fashion and buying offices. After review, select
designers will be invited to the showcase where they will present their
collection to the Saks team.

“Saks believes in the future of fashion and is committed to supporting
the industry’s next generation of talent,” says Saks Fifth Avenue Chief
Merchant Tracy Margolies. “We’re thrilled to host our second Emerging
Designer Showcase and look forward to seeing what all of the talented
designers out there have to offer.”

As a result of the 2016 Emerging Designer Showcase, Saks picked up
collections from two exciting brands, Roberta Einer and VETTA.


Designers that will be considered for an appointment with Saks Fifth
Avenue’s merchant team must meet the following criteria:

  • Designers must be women’s ready-to-wear focused
  • Designers must bring a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 product
    samples for review
  • Designers must bring line sheets with wholesale and retail pricing
  • Designers must be able to fulfill orders and have production and
    shipping capabilities in place
  • Designers can bring current and past look books for review in addition
    to their samples

Designers must submit their digital look books for review to
by Monday, March 20. If selected to attend the showcase,
designers will be notified by Friday, March 24.


Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers,
is renowned for its superlative American and international designer
collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry,
cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary
client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company
brand portfolio, Saks operates 41 full-line stores in 22 states and
Canada, five international licensed stores and, the company’s
online store.

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Saks Fifth Avenue
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