- About Us
From Orva to Soles
Orva Stores was founded in 1948, and quickly became a retail chain of stores in the northeastern USA. In 1984, Orva turned its focus to capturing the New York City market by opening a 5,000 square foot flagship location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Since that time, Orva has been a staple in the New York City market, expanding its retail store outreach to locations throughout the City.
Over the years, since its inception, the business has been passed on from generation to generation within the family, each succeeding generation adapting to the ever-changing times, while maintaining the founding fathers core focus on its customers and its valuable brand relationships.
In 2008, the third generation of our family entered the business, and proceeded to launch Orva’s first internet undertaking, ORVADIRECT.COM. The move forward was to better cater to our customers, who we have been servicing for over 60 years, and to expand our reach to the entire Country. We have now partnered with over 100 brands, showcasing to our loyal customers the best selection of footwear, apparel and accessories.
SOLES.COM was then launched in 2016, to better serve our customers with the latest technology and design, and to better present our premier brands and product offerings, and to continue to expand our reach throughout the USA.
We are proud of our success at sustaining our family business from generation to generation, and we look forward to continuing to serve you, our valued customers.