, Inc. to Acquire, a Division of

    HENDERSON, Nev., July 9 /PRNewswire/ --, Inc., a pioneer and
 leader in the online retail shoe industry, today announced the signing of a
 definitive agreement to purchase the assets of from Denver,
 Colorado-based eBags, Inc., the world's largest retailer of luggage and
 bags online. The deal is expected to close within three months and terms of
 the transaction were not disclosed., formerly, is an
 online footwear and accessory source that delivers a fun and interactive
 shopping experience.
     "We recognize there are a variety of different types of consumers out
 there. Through and, we want to provide them with the
 online shopping experience that reflects their unique needs," says Tony
 Hsieh, CEO of " has done a terrific job attracting a
 significant customer base. We recognize that success and plan to continue
 to operate as a separate website."
     " quadrupled in size during the three years we owned the
 website," says Jon Nordmark, CEO and co-founder of "We feel
 confident in our decision to sell to an outstanding company like, as this move will allow eBags to concentrate our energy towards
 continuing to be the Internet's premier luggage and handbag e-tailer."
     eBags is the world's leading online retailer of luggage, handbags,
 business cases, backpacks and accessories for all lifestyles. With over 6.7
 million bags sold, eBags features over 500 brands and 30,000 products from
 names such as Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, Kathy Van Zeeland, kate spade, Cole
 Haan, JanSport, and Nike. eBags offers over 1.1 million unbiased customer
 reviews and pioneering tools such as the Laptop Case Finder, the Airline
 Approved Carry-On Finder, and its exclusive Bagopedia to take the guesswork
 out of shopping online. is a part of eBags, Inc. which includes
 eBags UK. For more information on eBags, please visit
     Established in 1999, has quickly become one of the leaders
 in online shoe and handbag sales by focusing on providing shoppers with the
 best possible service and selection. currently stocks more than
 3 million shoes, handbags, apparel items and accessories from over 1,000
 brands in warehouse space totaling 905,000 square feet. Ranked #79 in 2006
 on Inc. Magazine's list of 500 fastest-growing private companies in the
 U.S., in 2006 topped $586 million in gross merchandise sold,
 strongly surpassing its 2005 number of $370 million. The company was
 recently named "Best of the Web" for 2006 by Internet Retailer.
 was also included in Time Magazine's "25 Sites You Can't Live Without."'s Customer Loyalty Team is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
     For More Information, Contact:
     Jackie Jusko, Shout Communications
     Phone: 216.374.0945
     Laila Mahmud
     Phone: 303.967.2276


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