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Apr 5, 2014

San Antonio Saks Fifth Avenue Welcomes New GM

If not now, when…..a sentiment pondered by many empty

nesting couples, but for Dennis and Karen Trammell, it meant

leaving their true homeland, Birmingham, Alabama, and going

south to San Antonio, Texas. Like Dennis, another Birmingham

icon was the Parisian Department Store organization (originally

founded in 1877).   This is where Dennis began his own retail 

journey and after 18 years it led to SAKS FIFTH AVENUE.

He was pleased to serve as the General Manager for the

Birmingham SAKS for thirteen years, and intrigued when they

mentioned an opportunity to oversee the San Antonio North Star

Mall location. He and his wife were up for an adventure and

decided to hit the trail towards the land of vibrant flowers, diverse

cultures, mariachis, and, of course, enchiladas!

“This was a great opportunity,” Dennis said. “We joined an

established team, already known for great service and customer

loyalty within San Antonio.”  He began on February 10, but it did

not take long to see this was the best sales associate team around

with a reputation for quick response and delivery.  “If you desire

CHANEL, this is the place to call.  We deliver results and very

personal attention. We will find what you need for any event,” he

said confidently.

“I want to continue the great legacies left by my previous San

Antonio general managers, Todd and Bobby. They created the

solid foundation of personal service for our customers. This is 

what put this store on the map and it will go on.”

He also sees this same friendliness in the entire town as well.  “We

love the synergy of San Antonio…the closeness of

the neighborhoods…the openness and acceptance of

everyone.  It is truly a big city with small town flair,” he said.

San Antonio welcomes Dennis and Karen…look for him on the

sales floor for a renowned friendly Texas welcome!  And

remember, it’s never too late to take a risk!

Happy Saturday, everyone!


  1. Sounds like a fun, lucrative and new adventure for this hardy couple.

  2. My sister-in-law lives in Austin and I shopped with her around the town. Generally I was astonished how friendly everyone in the store seemed. You don't see this in the north. It's a refreshing attitude!

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  3. Oh, I think I need a visit to Saks!

    Dear Pam, I am not leaving, but simply taking a break. But a decrease in comments and even seeing a decrease in blog posts from others has left me sad.

    We all work hard to create posts, and I'm left a bit disappointed that many people just stopped. So I shall stop for just a while, to gather my thoughts and reset my goals. I don't think my blog is simply the place to share poetry. So what to do? I don't know. I guess it would work out if I simply posted photos and said nothing. Thank you for coming and leaving a kind word. I will be back. Anita

  4. Lucky you - Saks will be fantastic with them there!! Being from B'ham, AL, I can say they did a wonderful job in Saks. I don't live there presently, but every time I was "home" (because B'ham will always be my home!) I did stop in since it was a fabulous shopping experience. I'm sure they'll be missed, and can't wait to see what happens next for both of the stores!
    xo ~kim (and chloe)


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