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Saks Fifth Avenue Announces General Manager, Recruitment for about 130 Positions in Hawai’i

 The retailer’s first full-line luxury department store in the state will open August 25 at International Market Place

Honolulu, Hawai‘i – April 20, 2016 – Saks Fifth Avenue today announced Shelley Tadaki Cramer as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s first full-line store in Hawai‘i. The 80,000 square-foot location will open on August 25 at the new International Market Place in the heart of Waikīkī. The retailer also announced the opening of its job recruitment center, which will soon launch its call for full- and part-time applicants.

“Hawai‘i has established itself as a global city for fashion and design, making it a perfect fit for a premier luxury destination such as Saks Fifth Avenue,” commented Shelley Tadaki Cramer. “I look forward to welcoming our new associates, customers and visitors to Saks Fifth Avenue’s first location in my home state this August.”

A long-time professional in the retail industry, Cramer has more than 20 years of management experience and will be responsible for leading the iconic Saks Fifth Avenue brand in Hawai‘i. She previously served as the Assistant General Merchandising Manager of the Saks Fifth Avenue location in San Francisco, California, where for four years she managed store operations and a team of 150 employees. A Honolulu native, Cramer holds a MBA and Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from Gonzaga University and has worked at several other world-class retailers, including Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Montblanc.

On Monday, April 25, Saks Fifth Avenue will open its recruitment center in Waikīkī at 1833 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 610, and begin its search for exceptional individuals to represent the Saks brand as it prepares to enter the Hawai‘i market. Approximately 130 full- and part-time positions will be available for selling managers and support managers, as well as sales and support staff in all departments, including men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoes, cosmetics, personal shopping, visual merchandising, visual stylists, alterations, and asset protection. The recruitment center will be open for on-site interviews from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Candidates are welcome to apply in-person or by sending a resume to or

Reimagined by Taubman Centers, the new International Market Place will offer approximately 75 stores and nine world-class restaurants in addition to Saks Fifth Avenue. The shopping center will bring 700 self-parking spaces and valet service to Waikīkī and is expected to create 2,500 permanent jobs.


Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 40 full-line stores in 22 states and Canada, five international licensed stores and, the company’s online store.


Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world, based on its successful formula of driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, unlocking the value of real estate holdings and growing through acquisitions. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC’s portfolio today includes ten banners, in formats ranging from luxury to better department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 460 stores and 66,000 employees around the world.

In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, and Saks OFF 5TH, along with Find @ Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters. In Europe, its banners include GALERIA Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO, as well as Sportarena.

HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.


Taubman Centers, Inc. is an S&P MidCap 400 Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 23 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman’s U.S.-owned properties are the most productive in the publicly held U.S. regional mall industry. Taubman is currently developing four properties in the U.S. and Asia totaling 4.1 million square feet. Founded in 1950, Taubman is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong.


Gretchen Walker Manolakis
Saks Fifth Avenue

Andrea Lum
Bennet Group Strategic Communications