Shoe store chain Pavers has bought online footwear retailer Herring Shoes for an undisclosed amount.
Herring Shoes, based in Devon, will be run separately from Pavers, and will continue to be operated by its existing team.
York-based Pavers bought fellow footwear retailer Jones Bootmaker in February.
Managing director Stuart Paver said: “Herring Shoes is an incredibly successful business and has focused on internet and international sales. The business has been family owned since 1966 and operates with many of the same values as we do here at Pavers. These similarities made the acquisition incredibly appealing to us. It allowed us to break into new areas of the footwear market while staying true to our own family values and high standards of customer service.
Adrian Herring, chair of the Herring board, said: “At Herring we are passionate about our shoes. We think we offer the finest range of high-quality English hand-made welted footwear anywhere online, or the high street. But at heart we are still that same family business dedicated to excellent customer service, and of course beautiful shoes. Shoes are not only our business, they are our passion – and being a part of Pavers means the Herring brand is secure with the same values and passion.”