Saks Incorporated is to become the first major retailer to sell the Roots brand in the United States under a new agreement announced today. Certain Saks Department Store Group stores (Parisian, Proffitt's, McRae's, Younkers, Herberger's, Carson Pirie Scott, Bergner's, and Boston Store) will, from August 2002, feature Roots shops carrying its men's and women's athletic sportswear line as well as accessories, including small leather goods, sunglasses, watches, and fragrances.