Saks Inc. will open five Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th stores in 2012. The stores will be located in Merrimack, NH, Syracuse, NY, Livermore, CA, Grand Prairie, TX, and Nashville, TN.

The Merrimack store is the first in New Hampshire. The Nashville store replaces one lost in the 2010 flood in Tennessee.

“There are numerous opportunities for new OFF 5TH stores throughout the country. We will carefully weigh our options and open in select new markets that we believe have the greatest demand for our distinct merchandise offerings. The further expansion of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH is an exciting step for us,” stated Robert Wallstrom, President of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.

Saks Inc. operates 59 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores, 46 Saks Fifth Avenue stores and