Saks Inc. (NYSE: SKS) will open a 28,000-sq.-ft Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH store in San Antonio, TX next spring. The store will be located in The Rim, a premier lifestyle shopping and entertainment complex in the city’s vibrant northwest region. Saks already operates OFF 5TH stores in Dallas, Houston and Austin. Other stores have been planned for The Arches in Deer Park, Long Island (Oct. 2008), St. Augustine, FL (Nov. 2008), Mercedes, TX (Nov. 2008), Reno-Sparks, NV (May 2009), Monroe, OH (Aug. 2009) and Grand Prairie, TX (Nov. 2009). Saks currently operates 53 Saks Fifth Avenue stores and 48 Saks OFF 5TH stores across the country and In other news from the retailer, owned sales decreased 6.1% to $200.5 million from a year ago for the period ending August 30, 2008, while on a year-to-date basis, owned sales rose 1.8% for the seven month-period ending August 30 to $1,718.40 million. Comp store sales increased by 1.6% for the period. The strongest categories in August were fashion jewelry, fragrances, men’s sportswear and men’s shoes. The weakest categories were women’s apparel, shoes and intimates.