SOSA PROMOTED: Moving fast to fill a key vacancy, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th promoted Kristen Sosa to senior vice president and general merchandise manager, becoming the off-pricer’s new top merchant. “Kristen is a seasoned merchant who understands the Saks Off 5th customer from an omnichannel perspective,” said Jonathan Greller, president of outlets at Hudson’s Bay Co. overseeing the Saks Off 5th, Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay outlet operations. Sosa, formerly vice president for Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Direct, succeeds Mike Wolkoff, who left in December to join Century 21, another off-pricer.

Saks Off 5th sells clearance product from Saks Fifth Avenue, product directly obtained from vendors and merchandise under the Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th label.

This story first appeared in the February 10, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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