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Saks OFF 5TH commits to continued growth in Bengaluru

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An executive leadership team of Saks OFF 5TH led by chief executive officer Paige Thomas visited the India office to discuss the company’s future trajectory in the country

Bengaluru: The executive leadership team of US-based luxury fashion chain Saks OFF 5TH visited the company’s India office this week. During their visit to the Bengaluru centre, Paige Thomas, chief executive officer of Saks OFF 5TH who was joined by Shivi Shankaran, chief operating officer of Saks OFF 5TH, discussed the company’s future trajectory with associates.

“At Saks OFF 5TH, our people are at the centre of everything we do. Our team in Bengaluru is integral to our business, and I am thrilled to visit for the first time since I joined the organization in 2020. We continue to look to India as an incredible source of talent to support our growing business as we work to fulfil our mission of providing access to modern luxury to everyone,” said Thomas.

Saks OFF 5TH’s Bengaluru office has approximately 220 employees working across various sectors. In 2023, the company will continue to expand the supply chain operations and merchant operations capabilities in India to support growth, optimize customer experience and enhance merchandise assortment, the company stated in a release.

“Our Saks OFF 5TH Bengaluru team has played a vital role in driving our business and operational growth, and the team itself has doubled in size over the past 12 months to support our business,” said Shankaran.

Saks OFF 5TH entered India in 2017 when Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) set up its global team in Bengaluru with the support of ANSR, a business consulting company. In 2021, HBC established Saks OFF 5TH’s e-commerce business as a standalone company.

“Saks OFF 5TH has been investing significantly in adding new capabilities and enhancing the customer experience through the launch of the new mobile app, a new loyalty program and partnerships with several brands. India provides differentiated talent to enable continued digital acceleration, and the leadership visit reinforces the headquarters’ alignment and sponsorship to the India team,” said Lalit Ahuja, founder of ANSR, a global workforce solutions provider that is working with Saks OFF 5TH.

Founded in 1990, Saks OFF 5th is a luxury off-price fashion chain that operates over 100 offline stores across U.S. and Canada and online, at


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