Rack Room Shoes is an American footwear retailer headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina which operates more than 500 stores in 36 states under the Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse brands.
Both brands offer a variety of styles for women, men and children in athletic, comfort and dress categories, as well as accessories, backpacks, shoe care items, and socks.
The company owns private label footwear brands including: Bjorndal, Bluefin, Cupcake Couture, Xappeal, Limelight, Restoration, Lauren Blakwell, Pesaro, West Harris, and Michael by Michael Shannon.
The company was founded in 1922 in Salisbury, North Carolina by Phil Levinson, who sold his Phil’s Shoe stores to his son-in-law, Mort Lerner, who was the owner of Lerner’s Shoes. Mort Lerner changed the name of the stores to Rack Room Shoes. In 1984, Rack Room Shoes was purchased by the privately held Deichmann Group of Germany., Europe’s largest and most well-known shoe retailer. Rack Room Shoes will celebrate it’s 100-year anniversary in 2022.
Rack Room Shoes purchased Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse in 2002 and completed bringing operating functions of Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, together with its own in 2021.The move allows the retailer’s customers to earn loyalty points through one program, shop one ecommerce site, and pick-up, return and exchange merchandise at either of the brands’ locations.