Months ago, it was announced that Saks Fifth Avenue would arrive in Mexico City, but yesterday marked the much-anticipated grand opening in Santa Fé.

At precisely 8 p.m., VIP shoppers and guests entered Saks Mexico City, one of the first being one of the world's richest men, Carlos Slim Helú. The grand opening was kicked off by Carlos Slim Domit, Grupo Sanborns president and director of Saks Mexico.

The place was full of trend-hungry Mexican people eager to get their hands on the brands housed in the store including Dolce & Gabbana, Bvlgari, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Balenciaga, Gucci, Donna Karan, Carolina Blacksmith, Ermenigelindo Zegna, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Escada, Oscar of the Income, Yves St. Laurent and Max Crystal Ball.

This is the first Saks store out of the United States, signifying Mexico City's growing dominance as an international fashion capital.