A Norfolk, Virginia based chain of shoe stores that was once a leading East Coast retailer. Founded in 1885, it was known for live monkeys in some of the retail locations . One of the larger freestanding suburban stores was at Ward's Corner in Norfolk . Other major stores were at Norfolk's Military Circle Mall and on Granby St. in Downtown Norfolk.
The family sold the company in 1982. The company is now defunct, having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1992  and closing for good in 1998.