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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.

Fashion Friends: That Mama Gretchen
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Fashion Friends: That Mama Gretchen

Welcome to Fashion Friends—a showcasing of our fashion-blogging friends from around the web. The Pacific Northwest—home of post-punk grunge rock, coffee aficionados, bike lanes aplenty and the best TV series on cable, Portlandia—is where you’ll...

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January 02, 2015
Models Wanted: 10th Reunion Review
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Models Wanted: 10th Reunion Review

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Rack Room Shoes’ Models Wanted program, we reunited with several lucky former Real Model families and asked them to once again relish in the modeling spotlight. Let’s wrap up...

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December 31, 2014
2,500 Happy Kids
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2,500 Happy Kids

The holidays are a perfect time to reflect on our lives, be grateful for our good fortunes and gift to those who could use a helping hand. As has become a holiday tradition for Rack...

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December 24, 2014
Be the Buyer: NYC Show & Tell
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Be the Buyer: NYC Show & Tell

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 their selections for Fall 2015. Four times a year Footwear Buyers from all over the...

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December 12, 2014
Fashion Friends: the Samantha Show
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Fashion Friends: the Samantha Show

Welcome to Fashion Friends—a showcasing of our fashion-blogging friends from around the web. Just in time for the holidays, our Fashion Friend Samantha, of the blog The Samantha Show, returns with a heartwarming post, perfect...

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December 11, 2014
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!!!
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BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!!!

Regardless of how you prefer to shop, the Black Friday/Cyber Monday/post Thanksgiving holiday is a once-a-year haven for savvy consumers everywhere. This year Rack Room Shoes is kicking off its “Home for the Holidays” holiday...

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November 26, 2014
Fashion Friends: Mom Fabulous, part 2
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Fashion Friends: Mom Fabulous, part 2

Welcome to Fashion Friends—a showcasing of our fashion-blogging friends from around the web. Julie, our friend and founder of Mom Fabulous is back with a 2nd blogging special—this time with a style that teens will...

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November 20, 2014
SKECHERS MAKES COMFORT COZY
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SKECHERS MAKES COMFORT COZY

With lightweight designs constructed using performance materials, the Skechers GOwalk collection always delivers when it comes to comfort. Every easy-to-wear style is super flexible so that it can move naturally with your foot and feels...

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November 13, 2014
Fashion Friends: Mom Fabulous, part 1
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Fashion Friends: Mom Fabulous, part 1

Welcome to Fashion Friends—a showcasing of our fashion-blogging friends from around the web. Julie, creator of Mom Fabulous lifestyle blog, has a long, successful history as an Online Journalist. Nearly 10 years ago, Julie began...

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November 11, 2014
The 5: Boot Trends for Fall
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The 5: Boot Trends for Fall

The telltale signs of fall have been spotted. Pumpkin-spice lattes have shown up at the corner coffee shop, the sun is setting earlier every day and ghost and goblin costumes are taking over department stores....

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October 09, 2014
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