SHOE SHOW, INC. Acquires Half-Moon Outfitters

March 6, 2023

SHOE SHOW, INC. has officially acquired Half-Moon Outfitters, a leading outdoor apparel and equipment retailer.

/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – SHOE SHOW, INC. expands its portfolio of brands by acquiring Charleston, SC based retailer, Half-Moon Outfitters.

“This partnership was built out of admiration for the business. I was a customer of Half-Moon Outfitters and felt it was one of the best in the business, so I reached out with an offer. The strength and reputation of their organization speaks for itself, and we are excited to help facilitate future growth. Beezer and his team have built a business with fierce loyalty among its consumers, and we look forward to working with them to provide an even wider range of fashion options with the best possible product and an enhanced shopping experience.”

– Lisa Tucker, CEO and President, SHOE SHOW, INC.

After months of negotiations, the merger was finalized in mid-November. The acquisition marks a significant expansion into the outdoor apparel and equipment market and strengthens its position as a one-stop destination for all things footwear, fashion, and gear.

This strategic partnership allows for growth in a way that is consistent with the existing Half-Moon Outfitters culture. Half-Moon Outfitters, LLC will maintain operations out of its Charleston, SC headquarters under the helm of Executive Vice President, Richard (Beezer) Molten. The company will continue to operate under the Half-Moon Outfitters brand and preserve the existing model of offering a highly curated and boutique selection of the best the outdoor industry has to offer.

“I am really excited for the possibilities of this new arrangement and look forward to pursuing new Half-Moons Outfitters in fun, new markets. We will begin to look at ways to make the shopping experience better at Half-Moon Outfitters.  Leadership, culture, and the fundamentals that make Half-Moon Outfitters special are all protected, but paired with a big new door that opens to growth in a way that makes sense for the brand. Playing offense is the only way.  It is my sincere hope that with this growth, new opportunities will open.”

  • Beezer Molten, Executive Vice President, Half-Moon Outfitters, LLC.

Half-Moon Outfitters has been providing the Southeast with quality goods and services for adventure and travel since 1993. The company celebrated its 30th anniversary this year in February. Half-Moon Outfitters continues to be an industry leader in providing gear for travel, backpacking, surfing, kayaking and rock climbing, all highly tailored to market and location. Specializing in goods from Patagonia, Free Fly, Vuori, ON and Hoka Footwear and more, Half-Moon Outfitters strives to offer the best product knowledge and expertise in the Outdoor Industry.

Half-Moon Outfitters will open a 9th store at 605 North Main Street, Summerville, SC later this year. If you would like to learn more about Half-Moon Outfitters, you can visit their website at www.halfmoonoutfitters.com

Founded in 1960 in Kannapolis, North Carolina, SHOE SHOW, INC. is a leader in branded footwear, handbags, and accessories for the entire family. SHOE SHOW, INC. operates approximately 1,100 stores in 47 states under the brand names that include SHOE SHOW, SHOE DEPT., and SHOE DEPT. ENCORE. Its success is based on a simple formula of providing quality products, service, and value, and has maintained its formula of success through technological advances and operating efficiencies, including standard store design, an efficient distribution center and computer links with stores and vendors. SHOE SHOW, INC.’s headquarters and distribution center are in Concord, North Carolina.

If you would like to learn more about SHOE SHOW, INC., you can visit their website at www.shoeshowmega.com