Retail Tales

Giorgio Armani Heads to Saks

Giorgio Armani knows a thing or two about keeping his clothes in high demand, with only 14 Emporio Armani stores in the U.S. since he launched here in the 1980s. But now, Armani’s going more mainstream: His men’s line will soon arrive at Saks Fifth Avenue stores around the country. His top line, Giorgio Armani Collection, however, will be harder to come by: Just a few Saks branches will sell it, due to distribution and exclusivity conflicts.