Saks Fifth Avenue, originally A. Saks & Co., is an American luxury department store chain, with its origins in Andrew Saks' A. Saks & Co. store opened in Washington, D.C.'s F Street shopping district in 1867.
The original Saks Fifth Avenue at 9600 Wilshire was designed in the 1930s . Saks Fifth Avenue became one of the nation's foremost women's apparel stores.
Beverly Hills, CA
Both the exteriors and interiors were designed of the expanded Beverly Hills store in 1940 and 1948. New departments were added in these expansions including debutante dresses, furs, corsets, and a gift department. Perion’s in-store Terrace Restaurant with its open-air seating was expanded to include enclosed nooks for inclement weather. The additions made this the largest branch of the Saks Fifth Avenue organization.
Adam Gimbel president of the Saks Fifth Avenue organization described the new concept in the Los Angeles Times: "Each room attempts to create a mood which is in keeping with the merchandise sold there.
For example, a Pompeian room done in cool green with appropriate frieze is used for beach and swimming pool costumes and a French provincial room houses informal sports and country clothes The accessories are carried in an oval room done in a Regency spirit."