US luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is set to open its first stores in Canada later this month, including the launch of what it says is a major new customer service initiative.

The two stores will be in Toronto, the first launching at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre today (18 February), followed by CF Sherway Gardens on 25 February. Both stores will offer a range of top-tier brands including women's advanced and emerging designer ready-to-wear, men's sportswear, tailored clothing and contemporary sportswear.

Saks is also launching a major service initiative, debuting in Canada, which will include Saks at Your Service – a shopping service that delivers directly to a client's home, office, or hotel, anytime and anywhere.

"After more than two years of planning, our entry into Canada is truly a milestone for our company," said Marc Metrick, president of Saks Fifth Avenue. "We cannot wait to bring the Saks experience of an elegant edit of the best designer names, coupled with distinctive, personalised service to Toronto."