You thought that Holt Renfrew (Canada's homegrown luxury department store) was upscale? Saks takes it to a whole new level. There were designer brands that I'd never seen or heard of before, and I hope they have defibrillators on site because sticker shock is going to give someone a heart attack.
I recommend clicking on these photos to see the big versions of most of them, for the details.
See this unassuming little handbag? Check out the price tag. $ 2,710.00! (That's Ken's manly hand.)
The mannequins are unimpressed.
There was the requisite perfumery, complete with one vendor who would assist you in mixing your own custom perfume blend, if you couldn't find anything you liked among the hundreds of pre-packaged options.
The bottle on the left is a sesame-based scent. That's different.
In keeping with high fashion's commitment to promoting unreasonable standards of beauty, the mannequins were approximately seven feet tall. (And size zero, of course.)
Men's shoe section: $500 flip flops.
Women's shoe section: $1000 for unwearable heels.
Shoes made of plastic: $330 I can't even.
Dolce & Gabbana's O fell off, and couldn't be quickly replaced because a customer ran off with it. Maybe they thought they could sell it for a profit on the street.
There were eye-catching light fixtures in almost every department. This was my favourite.
Finally, there was a ton of bling. Diamonds everywhere you turned. We were given a demo of the Happy Diamonds watch, which must be seen in motion to be fully appreciated. So much sparkle - very flash! What time is it? *checks wrist* Oh, it's time for diamonds, again. (It's always time for diamonds.)
If you have a personal assistant to keep track of the time for you, you could instead buy this bracelet for $50,000.
And that concludes our tour of Saks Queen Street. No purchases were made, although I did quite like a pair of diamond pavé hedgehog-shaped earrings. They were $8,000. OMG. However, we had a good time! It was an intriguing adventure.