In the News: A Glimpse Inside Saks Fifth Avenue

••• WWD has an interview with Saks Fifth Avenue president Marigay McKee—but the article is behind a paywall, so we’ll turn to Racked‘s summary: “The forthcoming 85,000-square-foot Brookfield Place store, scheduled to open in spring 2016, ‘is more about being a concept store… and less about shops with big brand logos. It’s more of a designer and contemporary edit.’ And based on the local clientele—’a cooler, edgier crowd of people, more determined shoppers who don’t have as much time’ like young families, financial industry workers, and those in high income brackets moving into the luxury towers rising in the area—that concept will include a heavy push on shoes, denim, and menswear.” LOL re: the rich not having time.

••• Congratulations to the area restaurants that made the semifinal round of the James Beard Awards: Bâtard, Baked, The Dead Rabbit, and Locanda Verde. I was also pleased to see Joel Viehland of Community Table in Washington, Conn., made the cut—if you get up to that area, you have to eat there. —Eater

••• Someone left a bunch of creepy notes outside Taylor Swift’s door. Wasn’t me, but just FYI, when I woke up the other night, unable to sleep, I rewrote the lyrics to “Blank Space.” My version, “Blank Check,” is for when Taylor is an older woman paying for companionship. —Racked

••• Tribeca-based MaxDelivery is featured in a New York Times article on same-day delivery services.

••• Actor Jason Biggs, who lives in Tribeca, does New York magazine’s 21 Questions auto-interview.

••• The New York Times visits the Chelsea Hotel apartment of Suzanne Lipschutz, owner of the Secondhand Rose vintage-wallpaper store, which used to be in Tribeca.



  1. Blank Loser is more like it.

  2. Sorry – not Taylor. You!

  3. LOVE Community Table! Wish we had a place like that down here.