What happened to the Wild Pair shoe store?

You may have heard the news yesterday, but if not, here’s a refresher: Wild Pair, which is in receivership, has closed all of its stores and will cease to exist as of this Sunday. There was an attempt to find a buyer who could revive the company, but it failed, so now it’s shutting down.

What happened Baker Shoes?

Bakers is back — albeit in modified form. The longtime St. Louis-based women’s shoe retailer, which liquidated its remaining stores earlier this year, sold some store leases and intellectual property rights, including its store brand and website domain names, while in bankruptcy.

Is Bakers shoes still in business?

Bakers Footwear Group, the owner of two popular mall-based women’s footwear retailers, filed for bankruptcy protection in October 2012, citing declining sales. It closed most stores soon after the bankruptcy filing.

Is J riggings still in business?

Louis-based Edison, operator of seven mall-based specialty chains, decided to close J. Riggings and Wild Pair after seeking protection from creditors in Bankruptcy Court March 9. The company said creditor pressure forced the filing.

What stores did Edison Brothers own?


  • Jeans West/JW.
  • J. Riggings.
  • 5-7-9.
  • Oaktree.
  • Foxmoor.
  • Fashion Conspiracy.
  • Repp Ltd.
  • Webster.

When did J Riggins go out of business?

The chain began in 1968 by salesmen from Thom McAn (remember them?) and eventually grew to 500 stores across the nation. But, like a-ha and the Flock of Seagulls, it got stuck in the `80s and was left behind. The last store closed in 1995.

When did Bakers shoes go out of business?

October 2012
In October 2012, Bakers Footwear Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing declining sales. In November 2012, Bakers announced the sale of 47 stores to Aldo U.S., part of the Aldo Group. A last-minute effort to confirm a plan of re-organization failed, and the company was liquidated starting in January 2013.

What happened to Merry Go Round store?

Merry-Go-Round was a national clothing retail chain owned by Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, Inc., that thrived from the 1970s through the early 1990s. The chain fell into bankruptcy during the mid-1990s, and eventually ceased operation in 1996.

Who is Peter Edison?

Peter Edison, 60, started his career in 1977 as a salesman and assistant manager at Edison Brothers shoe stores and later learned merchandising, buying, inventory control and real estate contract negotiations.

Is Gadzooks still a store?

All Gadzooks stores had a life-size version of part of a Volkswagen Beetle inside….Gadzooks (retailer)

A Gadzooks store reconstructed for the set of R. L. Stine’s Fear Street set at the North DeKalb Mall in Atlanta
Founded 1983
Defunct March 17, 2005
Fate Acquired by Forever 21 and shut down
Headquarters Carrollton, Texas

Who bought just feet?

Footstar, Inc.
Footstar, Inc., at that time the parent company of Footaction USA, purchased the Just For Feet name and the leases of over 70 of its stores in February 2000.

When did Edison Brothers open their first store?

In 1948 Edison Brothers, Inc., opened its first store in a shopping mall, and the company also opened its 200th store that same year. Nine years later, Edison opened its 300th store, and in 1958 sales went above $100 million.

Who is the grandson of the founder of Edison Brothers?

At the liquidation auction, Peter Edison—a grandson of the founders who had been the last family member associated with Edison Brothers when he left the company in 1997—bought the Bakers chain and some Wild Pair locations for $8 million.

Why was the Edison Brothers store called LEED’s?

Stores the company opened on the West Coast took the name Leed’s to avoid confusion with an existing chain also named Baker’s. During World War II the company added a line of millinery to combat lost sales due to rationing of sole leather for the war effort, but the line failed.

How did the Edison Brothers survive the Great Depression?

The company survived the Great Depression by emphasizing its lower-priced Baker’s shoes and starting a new store called Burt’s that sold shoes at an even lower price point. Stores the company opened on the West Coast took the name Leed’s to avoid confusion with an existing chain also named Baker’s.