Iconic American Home Furnishings Company MacKenzie-Childs Launches at Saks Fifth Avenue
New York, New York, November 10, 2009 -- American home furnishings company, MacKenzie-Childs, beloved for its whimsical and distinctive line of products, made its debut at Saks Fifth Avenue's New York City flagship store on November 5, 2009 just in time for the holiday season and will continue to launch at 11 other Saks locations throughout the holiday season.Saks Fifth Avenue will feature a wide range of products from the iconic American home furnishings company including: furniture, ceramics, enamelware, lighting and accessories.
After launching at the flagship location, MacKenzie-Childs will roll out throughout the month of November at additional locations including: Tyson's Corner's, Fairfax, VA, Richmond, VA, Pittsburgh, PA, Boca Raton, FL, North Palm Beach Gardens Mall FL, Bal Harbour, FL, Miami, FL, Beachwood, OH, Indianapolis, IN, St. Louis, MO, Troy, MI and Stamford, CT.
Based in Aurora, New York, the company is revered for its artisan creativity and craftsmanship – from its signature line of black and white Courtly Check tableware to hand painted furniture pieces such as the Turtle Table and the Ridiculous Bench.“We are thrilled to introduce our unique line at Saks Fifth Avenue just in time for the upcoming holiday season. We have already gotten a tremendous reception at the flagship New York City store, and we are excited to be working with Saks to extend the reach of our brand, including several major cities where there has not been any MacKenzie-Childs distribution,” says Lee Feldman, CEO of MacKenzie-Childs.
Located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York on a 65 acre former dairy farm overlooking Cayuga Lake, MacKenzie-Childs engages more than 100 artisans and craftsmen at the company’s design and production studio. Inspired by the designs of the company’s creative director Rebecca Proctor, artisans create products that celebrate a tradition of American handcraftsmanship.In addition to its popular Courtly Check signature items, some of MacKenzie-Childs’ most popular lines including the Taylor and Piccadilly ceramic lines and unique furniture pieces will be featured at Saks Fifth Avenue.
“We are excited to introduce the full collection of MacKenzie-Childs in our Home & Gift departments, where it will become a prominent brand for us. The color and novelty in the line as well as pieces that embody both quality and value are all things our core customer is looking for,” says Thomas Ott, SVP General Merchandising Manager Men’s & Home.
In addition to Saks Fifth Avenue, MacKenzie-Childs can be purchased in its retail stores in New York City, Palm Beach, and Aurora, New York; through MacKenzie-Childs.com and the Mackenzie-Childs catalog; and through distinctive fine retailers in the U.S., including Neiman Marcus, which are listed on the company's web site www.mackenzie-childs.com.About MacKenzie-Childs
MacKenzie-Childs is a fully integrated designer, manufacturer, and multi-channel merchant of high quality, hand-crafted ceramic and enamel tableware, furniture, and home and garden accessories. The brand is best known for distinctive designs which combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” For more information and to see the full product line, please visit www.mackenzie-childs.com.About Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 53 full-line stores in 25 states, 5 licensed stores in the Middle East and 1 licensed store in Mexico City, 55 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.MacKenzie-Childs Media Contact:
Andrew Blechner, SFA, 212 451 3957, firstname.lastname@example.org