If you’re into interior design or architecture, SAKS Fifth Avenue Calgary is worth a trip in its own right. Luxe finishes, sleek furnishings, and contemporary decor combine to create an inviting, upscale atmosphere. I arrived through valet parking available at SAKS’ west entrance and made my way to the Private Shopping Suite lounge area where I was greeted with a chilled glass of prosecco. Before my Personal Styling Services began, I was presented with the option of a light lunch or snack from SAKS’ in-house Italian restaurant, Buffo (who makes a killer charcuterie board, by the way!).
SAKS Style Advisors work with you to create a variety of outfits based on your lifestyle or event — their Personal Styling Services are available to everyone and a fantastic option for many different scenarios! Whether you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe for a new season, searching for a special occasion outfit, embarking on a new career, wanting to feel confident as a new Mom, or simply could use some general styling assistance, SAKS Style Advisors have you covered. It was such a refreshing change of pace to be styled by an expert!
My Style Advisor, Alexandra, accompanied me to my Private Shopping Suite — which was adorned with spring-inspired pieces from the SAKS It List, Alice & Olivia (one of my favourite designers!), endless accessory options, a shoe wardrobe to die for and a beautiful assortment of patterns, materials, colours and textures. Although I loved all the pieces Alexandra selected for me, I was instantly drawn to a stunning silk floral dress from across the room! With an onslaught of spring / summer weddings and events in the calendar this year, I was looking for a versatile, on-trend statement dress that would carry me through the season in style. As someone with fairly eclectic taste, my wardrobe truly runs the gamut — I mix high, low, mid-range, vintage, new, and just about everything in between! That said, Parker was a designer I wasn’t familiar with. I love discovering smaller designers and felt the Fillipa Floral Hi-lo Dress in Sangria Ivory Floral aligned with my personal style beautifully! Because I was looking for a special occasion outfit, we teamed the dress up with a pair of Nicolas Kirkwood sandals to integrate seasonal colour trends (red and pink are huge this spring!) and completed the look with the See by Chloé Kriss Small Grained Leather & Suede Crossbody Bag to infuse a bohemian sensibility.