This Was Saks 34th Street

Manhattan: Penn Station/
34th St. and Sixth Ave.

When Andrew Saks died, his son Horace decided to take the family clothing business upmarket. He sold the Saks store to Bernard Gimbel, his competitor on Greeley Square. With the Gimbel's organization, he then opened Saks Fifth Avenue on 49th Street and Fifth Avenue. Saks 34th Street closed in 1965. A plaque honors Gimbel on the ground floor of the Fifth Avenue store.

Posted October 16, 2013 by gstavrou

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