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Saks Fifth Avenue Opens In-Store Manolo Blahnik Boutique

Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City will open a permanent Manolo Blahnik boutique in the Saks’ 10022-Shoe designer shoe salon. The approximately 760-square-foot shop-in-shop will be one of the largest Manolo Blahnik boutiques in the world. The boutique opens August 22.

The boutique will be comprised of two rooms custom-designed by the Saks’ design team in collaboration with Blahnik. The first room represents a woman’s boudoir filled with walls of shoes with an antique Murano glass chandelier as the centerpiece. Custom metal and mother-of-pearl screens transition the customer from the boudoir to the sitting room with a Venetian glass-mirrored focal wall.

Saks will celebrate the occasion with New York windows, exclusive Manolo Blahnik footwear and the launch of Blahnik’s new book, “Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions,” a survey of Blahnik’s work focusing on Blahnik’s most powerful relationships and inspirations. The book will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue and on the store’s website in early September 2015.

In a statement, Blahnik said, “It’s terribly exciting to finally be landing at Saks in New York City. It has always been one of my favorite specialty stores, and I cannot wait to see the new space, which I am sure will be splendid.”