New York City has long been a place where fashion trends and impeccably put-together looks are born. In the 1900s, NYC was also home to two business owners named Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel, each of whom dreamt of combining their mutually exclusive stores and building a fashion brand known for selling only the finest-quality items and delivering exceptional service. In 1924, this dream was achieved and the first Saks Fifth Avenue was opened. Today's, Saks stands by its foundations of quality products and service, but the brand has progressed with the times. Online shopping became possible when Saks.com was launched in 2000, offering customers the ability to enjoy 24/7 shopping experiences while receiving trend-setting goods at their front doors.