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The Editor

Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 80 years, Rack Room Shoes has earned the respect of its customers, vendors, landlords and other retailers. By offering the best selection, brands, service, convenience and value, Rack Room Shoes remains poised for great achievements in the years to come. Great shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual, and athletic categories make Rack Room Shoes the family footwear retailer of choice. The company offers a wide selection of nationally recognized brands known for their quality. Rack Room Shoes also offers an assortment of exclusive private brands commissioned from the best manufacturers in the business. These private brands offer the customer great styles and outstanding values, which translates into satisfied, loyal, repeat customers. The foundation for Rack Room Shoes was established in 1920 in Salisbury, North Carolina by Phil Levinson, and later passed on to his son-in-law, Mort Lerner. The period from 1920 until 1984 was one of modest growth. However, in 1984, the 22-store company was purchased by The Deichmann Group, a Germany- based shoe retailer, beginning a period of accelerated growth and infrastructure modernization. By 1990, Rack Room Shoes was operating 100 stores and just 4 years later the 200th store opened. In 1995, the company relocated its United States headquarters to a 72,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over the next ten years the Rack Room Shoes chain doubled in size, with locations in 24 states from New Jersey to the tip of Florida to the California borders.

BTB: A MAGIC SHOW IN VEGAS
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BTB: A MAGIC SHOW IN VEGAS

Recently, the Rack Room Shoes’ buying crew hit the bright lights and glitzy glamour of the Las Vegas strip for the twice-annual MAGIC FN Platform footwear convention. A showcase of more than 1,600 worldwide footwear...

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August 31, 2015
ETW: #iAmRackRoom Giveaway
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ETW: #iAmRackRoom Giveaway

While it might still be the middle of summer, Back to School will be here before you know it. Let us help the sting out of a few of this school year’s much needed purchases....

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July 15, 2015
Race Season Starts Now!
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Race Season Starts Now!

I’ve never been a runner. Dancing? Absolutely. Skipping? Ummm, of course. Roller-skating? Heyyyo! It’s not that I have an aversion to running, per se, it’s just that I believe there are more entertaining ways to...

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July 02, 2015
clearance is back!
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clearance is back!

Now is the ideal time to ‘CLEAR’ out your closet, and make room for new shoes! For a limited time only, Rack Room Shoes is hosting the Semi-Annual Clearance Event, featuring awesome casual, athletic and...

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June 29, 2015
Sneak Peek: Indigo Rd.
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Sneak Peek: Indigo Rd.

Arriving in-stores (and online) this September, may we introduce Indigo Rd.! After viewing this collection at this month’s FFaNY shoe show, I am so excited for this brands arrival at Rack Room Shoes. Indigo Rd....

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June 23, 2015
BE THE BUYER: NYC SHOE SHOW
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BE THE BUYER: NYC SHOE SHOW

The epicenter of fashion, style and fast-paced living–New York City–is where we’re joining our jet-setting team of Buyers, as they make selects for future seasons. Four times a year Footwear Buyers from all over the world...

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June 19, 2015
Free Gift from Skechers
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Free Gift from Skechers

Whether your summer plans involve spending time at the beach, pool or lake… any body of water, really; you’ll need to pack accordingly! While supplies last, receive a FREE Skechers Cali beach bag with any...

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June 03, 2015
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