Sprints into Holidays on Heels of Strong Back-to-School Season

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Record Traffic, Industry Recognition and Addition of New Brands Position Leading Online Retailer for a Successful Close to 2008

To see millions of customers respond so positively to is a powerful validation of the hard work and dedication of our team ( ), one of the largest and fastest-growing online retailers focused on all categories of footwear and related apparel, continues to set the industry standard with the addition of new brands, award recognition and a highly successful back-to-school season despite the widely reported decline in consumer spending.

With more than 150 new brands added since the beginning of 2008, now offers more than 650 brands, accounting for more than 700,000 products or what equates to more than $3.5 billion in inventory available for purchase at the click of a button. One of the most heavily visited e-commerce destinations in the world, was recently rated by Nielsen Online as one of the top 10 "stickiest" apparel and beauty sites this August.

"To see millions of customers respond so positively to is a powerful validation of the hard work and dedication of our team," said Scott Savitz, founder and CEO of "Our continued success is also a testament to the incredible value our hundreds of partner brands bring to the marketplace." has also been recognized as a Hitwise U.S. Top 10 Award winner for the quarter ending June - August 2008 for excellence in online performance through public popularity. The Hitwise U.S. Top 10 Awards Program celebrates the most successful U.S. Web sites in more than 160 online industries, and ranks as #7 in the Hitwise Shopping and Classifieds - Apparel and Accessories category, based on site traffic with more than 5 million unique visitors per month.

Fulfilling orders at nearly 100 percent with an average ship time of 1.5 days, was rated the top eTailer in the country for fulfillment and has been awarded the BizRate "Circle of Excellence" Platinum Award as one of the top eTailers in the country for outstanding customer service six years in a row. By providing an outstanding selection and top of the line service, repeat buying has surged from 17 percent of revenues eight years ago to more than 61 percent of total sales today. has become a favorite destination for millions of shoppers with a seamless user experience; an unmatched selection of brands, styles, materials, colors and sizes; an advanced search that allows you to search by size, width, color, heel height or country of origin; as well as great conveniences such as free shipping, free return shipping, and hundreds of thousands of product reviews.

About is the largest retailer on the Internet focused on all categories of footwear and related apparel. has partnerships with more than 650 manufacturers and represents more than 700,000 products from top brands including adidas, Aerosoles, Allen-Edmonds, Born, Bostonian, Brooks, Charles by Charles David, Clarks, Crocs, Dockers, Donald J Pliner, Dr. Martens, Easy Spirit, Fila, Florsheim, Franco Sarto, Hush Puppies, Jessica Simpson, Johnston & Murphy, K-Swiss, Keds, Mephisto, Merrell, Mezlan, Naturalizer, New Balance, Reebok, Rockport, Sebago, Skechers, Softspots, Sperry Top-Sider, Stride Rite, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more. also operates, which represents all categories of bags including handbags, backpacks, luggage, baby gear, briefcases and laptop bags. is an operating business of IAC.

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