Thursday, January 8, 2009

Saks In Bahrain

I went to Saks Fifth Avenue store in Bahrain. The two-level store is located in City Centre Mall and has a collection of American and international clothes designers for Men and Women as well as jewelry, accessories, handbags, fragrances, cosmetics, intimate apparel, bridal, and children's apparel. However, I was slightly disappointed by the small selection, maybe because all items were on sale? Or the number and variety of brands were limited?

Anyhow, my favourite section at Saks - Bahrain was Saks's world-famous 10022-SHOE salon (shown in the photo below). It had the same look & feel of the NY's shoe salon but of course not the same space. The Shoe Salon had really nice selection and they were all on sale!

I have been told by Saks Sales Assistant that they will be hosting numerous special events throughout the year such as fashion shows and personal appearances by designers. Now that's something I'd be interested in! In addition, they currently offer in-store amenities such as skin care treatment rooms, luxury fitting rooms, and the Fifth Avenue Club, its complimentary personal shopping service. Oh! and by the way, Saks will also open in Kuwait, probably in a year or two. I wonder how it's going to be like..

22 comments:

Someday said...

OH MY GOD!
now I HEART Bahrain!!!!!
when my friend in the US told me that they are having 75% off
I was crushed! sheywaddyny New York!!
but now Bahrain something 3ain
Thanks Confashion for bringing this awsome news:**

AZM said...

Not a fan of Saks...
First Saks to open in the ME was in Riyadh, a few years back,women only.
Then in Dubai, and in 2008 they opend in Jeddah for men and women.
So now Bahrain and later Kuwait...

Saks is not as exciting as other luxury department store in US, aka Barney's and Bergdorf Goodman. Actually Saks is boring.

I like to see in Bahrain, like some in Kuwait, Jeddah and Riyadh local concept boutiques. Where locals would start a boutique featuring their favorite designers from all over the world, US to Europe to Japan and Brazil. That to me is more exciting than another international departmen store opening...

Did you know that Bloomingdale's and Harrods are opening sometime this year in Dubai!!!!?

Jory said...

I still wonder, why are you in Bahrain all the time!! LOL!

BTW Saks Bahrain, is one of the worste!

Reyadh Saks, Jeddah Saks, Dubai Saks is much muuch much Better; worth visiting if you ever passed by these 3 cities.

Saks is opening late this year in the Avenues.

Anonymous said...

jory again, laish intay wayid wayid wayid malqoofa?
kefha....
ma5theen minkom shi?

and no Saks,B wayd 7ilo @@

Anonymous said...

3jbaha el-Bahrain! We have lots of great shopping places that have great selections el7amdellah!

Ravissant au Koweit said...

Shucks! Connie. What a shame that " Alef" had to suspend publication!?

Would love to see a John Lewis, Ravissant or a Gallerie Lafayette open shop in Kuwait.

Fastidious Babe said...

we dont have the shoe salon in Dubai.. well its not as extravagant as the one in NYC or the one in bahrain.. limited styles too.. We do however have Saks "the men store" which just opened in The Walk! x

Anonymous said...

I love SAKS!- It's simply the best!! and the BAHRAIN store is soo cool!
You r right confashions, the shoe salon is the best. But i also liked the handbag section on level 2!- Amazing. SAKS BAHRAIN also has a Bridal store- i think its mostly VERA WANG. The store also has a head-band counter on the ground floor!! Oh by the way, the SALE is 50-70% (not on the jewelry section though!) Most of their stock was finished by the third day of the SALE!!

Bahrain Fashion said...

Confashions:
Tara everything- well the best things FINISHED by the first few days of sale...
LOVE SAKS FIFTH AVENUE- BAHRAIN!

Manav Gangwani fan club said...

I wonder why is the "home brewn" fashion czar from Kuwait lying low these days?

Anonymous said...

the selection at Saks Bahrain might be limited but in impeccable taste, the merchandising is also superb, sales staff both friendly and approachable.

The sale just started recently, and come on- what's not to like about beautifully selected designer goods that are reduced?

the one thing that didn't impress me what the shoe selection, it was a bit drab and mono colored.. usually I divide my time between Kuwait & Bahrain so am at the malls pretty often... I can also be generous enough to inform you that Sephora has a habit of placing discontinued and past season limited edition makeup at 40 percent off (this is including hair products & face creams)

Saks Bahrain usually runs out of stock pretty fast, so if you see something that is of interest you better grab it fast.

Anonymous said...

"I was slightly disappointed by the small selection, maybe because all items were on sale? " I would like to point out that you have posted seven segments regarding the Othman sale - and let us just leave it at that

Confashion said...

anonymous
Sale or no sale, Al Othman Kuwait happens to have a better selection of barnds than Saks - Bahrain. That's why I featured items from their sale 7 times and will post even more about it whenever I see sth that I like. Of course this is my opinion and you have the right to agree or disagree... That's why we blog.

Anonymous said...

Gotta agree that Othman and Saks are not comparable.
If anyone knows slightly about fashion (as is FASHION) they would know that Saks bores *yawn*

Anonymous said...

Confashions: Is Al-Othman (Bahrain branch) better than Saks Fifth Avenue (Bahrain) because i'm going to Bahrain next week for a day and i don't think ill have the time to visit both stores. Al- Othman Bahrain is in Villa Moda, Moda Mall and Saks is in City Center- right?

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Confashions: Is Al-Othman (Bahrain branch) better than Saks Fifth Avenue (Bahrain) because i'm going to Bahrain next week for a day and i don't think ill have the time to visit both stores. Al- Othman Bahrain is in Villa Moda, Moda Mall and Saks is in City Center- right?

Thank you.

mohsin said...

i think saks has very nice collection and the system which they have it's a touch screen with the latest version of navision which no one has it in middle east also... not even in dubai... so cheers saks

PREM said...

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, Bahrain is the first Designer Multibrand store on the island. It is presently on a 50% SALE which is expected go on to 70% by the weekend.

So my dears -a great opportunity to fill your wardrobe with designer clothes and accessories at throw away prices.What say you???

Anonymous said...

OMG SAKS IN BAHRAIN IS LOVELY!!
They have lots of designers: I noticed Alexander McQueen, Bill Blass, Badgley Mischka, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Reem Acra, Nicole Miller, L.A.M.B by Gwen Steffani, Vera Wang, Ports 1961. Oh! I noticed this fab Badgley Mischka bag- one of the most beautiful i have ever seen! They also have a Juicy Couture store inside Saks. LOVES IT!!

Laylaa said...

I want a pink Marc Jacobs bag from Saks Fifth Avenue (Bahrain branch). oo, also a M.Missoni top. um.. their lingerie department is cute too!

**SOMEONE** said...

yaa.. I love that they carry L.A.M.B by Gwen Steffani!-nice lingerie too hehe :P

Anonymous said...

Gosh, Yeah right! Saks Fifth Avenue Bahrain City Centre has also very accomodating and very friendly Sales staffs especially in their "Kids' Department". They give us a very good customer service with some complimentary drinks upon our request. Keep it up guys! Well my family and I feel we belong to their store. They inform us when they were having a sale and when they receive the new collections for the season. Likewise we received their card of appreciation whenever we purchase from them. That's extra service from the sales staffs. More Power to all of them. I ADMIT My family & I really LOVE SAKS FIFTH AVENUE - BAHRAIN CENTRE! =)

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