Native New Yorkers, transplants, and tourists alike know Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks for short, as a destination for the best designer duds online and off. In 2022, Saks has locations all over the United States, but back in 1924, the original location opened on, you guessed it, 5th avenue in New York. Located between, 49th and 50th streets, the store was founded by Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel with a dream to create a unique specialty store that would become synonymous with the most fashionable living.
With humble beginnings, the pair succeded, and these days Saks is known worldwide. Of course, the company’s flagship is still located on 5th avenue to this day, and it attracts both locals and tourists alike. During the holiday season, Saks is an attraction thanks to its iconic light show, but fashionable women (and men) can be seen coming and going at all times of the year. We spent an afternoon loitering outside of one of the city’s best destinations for designer goods all in one place to see what shoppers were carrying. Check out the best Bags in the Wild below!