Hardy Capital-owned SHOEme acquires Shoes.com

SHOEme, which is backed by Canadian merchant bank Hardy Capital Partners, has bought Shoes.com, an online retailer of footwear based in St. Louis, Missouri. The financial details of the transaction were not published. The acquisition follows the formation of the Vancouver-based SHOEme in July as a result Hardy Capital’s merger of OnlineShoes.com and SHOEme.ca. Roger Hardy, the company’s CEO and chairman of Hardy Capital, said SHOEme will “continue its aggressive growth in 2015.” The purchase of Shoes.com increases the company’s offering of shoe brands to 480 in total.


SHOEme Continues Buying Spree with Acquisition of Shoes.com

Company continues to build its e-commerce footwear offering with new purchase

SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SHOEme, the parent company of online footwear retailers OnlineShoes.com and SHOEme.ca, announced today that it has acquired 100 percent of Shoes.com.

Founded in 1999, Shoes.com makes 24-hour online shopping for men, women and children easy with its wide selection of high quality brands. The company is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Our top priorities as we head into 2015 are to continue to broaden our offering of shoes, and provide the best online shopping experience possible for our customers,” said Roger Hardy, CEO of OnlineShoes.com and SHOEme.ca. “Shoes.com’s strong history with top-tier brands and engaged customer base makes it a natural fit for our business. Together, we can provide a better overall experience for our customers with more access to great brands, with the same great service they’ve come to expect from OnlineShoes.com and SHOEme.ca.”

This announcement follows Hardy Capital’s acquisition of OnlineShoes.com and SHOEme.ca for an undisclosed amount in July 2014. The combined company, now called SHOEme, has more than 200 employees across North America and offers a selection of more than 400 shoe brands. With the Shoes.com acquisition the company adds 80 new brands, bringing its offering to 480 brands total.

SHOEme recently launched its first original line of shoes. PIKA are high-quality shearling boots designed for women who seek a classic and timeless look.

SHOEme will continue its aggressive growth in 2015, with more announcements planned.

For more information about OnlineShoes.com, SHOEme.ca or Shoes.com, please visit: www.OnlineShoes.com, www.SHOEme.ca or Shoes.com.

About SHOEme
SHOEme is the parent company of online footwear retailers OnlineShoes.com and SHOEme.ca. Established in 1996, OnlineShoes.com is the nation’s first online shoe retailer. With a history that began decades ago in a family-owned corner shoe store, the company is committed to delivering exceptional value and service, both in the United States and internationally. OnlineShoes.com offers the latest high-quality footwear for men, women and kids with over 300 name brands, as well as a wide selection of bags and accessories. SHOEme.ca is one of Canada’s fastest growing ecommerce companies. Its mission is to redefine the shopping experience by directly connecting consumers with premium clothing and footwear brands. It applies technology and fashion expertise to enable consumers to experience the best that these brands have to offer. For more information, visit OnlineShoes.com or SHOEme.ca.

About Shoes.com
At shoes.com, shoes aren’t just a part of our name, they’re our passion. Each season, we offer our consumers an incredible selection of fashionable footwear from popular and premium labels. We have shoes for everyone – women, men, boys, girls and babies – for every occasion. The latest and greatest looks are here, with new styles arriving daily. We offer an unparalleled shoe-shopping experience and are committed to delivering a truly outstanding selection of the hottest styles. We’re dedicated to providing each customer with the best service possible. No matter your shoe needs, we have you covered.

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