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Citing an improved California economy, Saks Fifth Avenue said Monday it will acquire four of the seven available I. Magnin store sites from R. H. Macy & Co., including stores in Beverly Hills and San Diego. "California is a vibrant marketplace now," said Saks Chairman Philip Miller. "Regions go through economic cycles, but California will be a premier marketplace for the foreseeable future and we want a greater presence." In addition to the Southern California stores, Saks is acquiring I.
July 30, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
'Fashion Star' fizzles:  NBC has canceled the reality fashion competition show "Fashion Star," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series, which featured Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and menswear designer John Varvatos mentoring up-and-coming designers, had a two-season run.  [Hollywood Reporter] Saks sold: Saks Inc., parent company of the Saks Fifth Avenue luxury department store chain, was snapped up by Canadian retail giant Hudson's Bay for $2.9 billion (including debt)
October 18, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Saks Inc., the luxury retailer under a federal probe, posted a fiscal second-quarter profit of $8.19 million after selling its southern department stores. Net income of 6 cents a share contrasted with a net loss of $25.3 million, or 18 cents, a year earlier, Birmingham, Ala.-based Saks said. Sales in the period ended July 30 fell 2.6% to $1.32 billion after the store divestitures.
A man posing as a customer stole a $177,000 pair of diamond earrings Monday from Saks Fifth Avenue in the Shops at Mission Viejo, authorities said. "They were probably on sale after Christmas," said Lt. Steve Fauchier of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. "He's probably getting a bargain at $177,000. Maybe they were $200,000 before the sale." Fauchier described the jewelry as drop earrings with five diamonds on each stud. Sheriff's Lt.
October 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
In another sign that the weakening economy is affecting consumer spending, glitzy fashion retailer Saks Fifth Avenue said today it is cutting its staff by 7% to streamline operations. Saks, which was bought in July by Investcorp International, an Arab financial syndicate, said it will eliminate 700 positions. The upscale store's performance in the first half of the year fell short of its own projections, with profits at $26.
March 3, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Carlos Slim Helu and other members of one of Mexico's wealthiest families acquired a 7% stake in Saks Inc., the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue and other department stores. The investors reported holding more than 10 million Saks shares, worth more than $120 million at current prices, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
September 5, 1997 | Associated Press
New York-based Saks Holdings Inc., owner of upscale retailer Saks Fifth Avenue, announced that its president, Rose Marie Bravo, had resigned to head London-based Burberrys Worldwide. Philip Miller, Saks chairman and chief executive officer, will assume her responsibilities for merchandising and marketing activities. Bravo has been president since 1992. Industry analysts said her departure will let Saks shake up its executive ranks and look for new ways to boost sales and profit.
October 21, 1988
How tacky of Mrs. Taki to introduce a line of clothing for children 7 to early teens that has an average price tag of $150 per outfit when children in other parts of the world are dying daily from starvation ("Mrs. Taki Takes Kids' Togs a Tad Beyond Most Lines," by Betty Goodwin, Oct. 14). The target customers are not the children, but the parents who would foot the bill to have their child display a designer label from Saks Fifth Avenue. I wonder if the money spent for a child's $800 Tibetan lamb fur coat couldn't be turned into a more triumphant lesson for a parent to teach a child by contributing to a cause that will reach out and help someone less fortunate or in need of food, clothing or shelter?
October 1, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Saks Fifth Avenue is teaming up with the hot ABC show "Scandal" for a collaboration kicking off Wednesday that celebrates the style of Kerry Washington's character Olivia Pope. Among other things, the retailer's flagships in NYC, Beverly Hill and Chevy Chase, Md., will have window displays focused on designers who have dressed the character. [THR] Lancome announced in a news release on Tuesday that actress Lily Collins is its latest celebrity brand ambassador. Hedi Slimane put on a subversive show at Saint Laurent on Monday during Paris Fashion Week, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore reports.
May 23, 1996 | From Bloomberg Business News
Shares in Saks Fifth Avenue's holding company rose 39% in their first day of trading Wednesday as investors sought to cash in on the booming market for luxury goods. Saks Holdings Inc. stock rose $9.625 to close at $34.625 in New York Stock Exchange trading of 11.6 million shares, making it the second-most active issue in U.S. markets. Saks sold 16 million shares, a 26% stake, at $25 each to raise $400 million. "We knew it was going to go up, but not like this.
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