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Hank Aaron Delights Sports Fans At DSW Store In Mobile, Alabama

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, hosted baseball hall of famer and DSW Board Member Hank Aaron at its Mobile, Alabama store on Friday, July 13th. Aaron, who was born and raised in Mobile, greeted fans and shoe lovers alike as he answered customer questions at the two-hour event.   

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A drawing was also held at the event and customers received surprise gifts, including DSW Gift Cards and tickets to the Mobile Bay Bears' home game that night. Aaron attended the Bears' game and threw out the first pitch accompanied by the local DSW store manager. Top customers at the Mobile store were invited to a VIP suite during the game to meet Aaron and enjoy food and refreshments.

A number of additional surprise gifts from the Mobile event will be given away on the DSW Facebook page this Wednesday, July 25th. "Like" DSW on Facebook to gain access to other member-exclusive offers and contests.   

DSW is the destination for savvy shoe lovers everywhere. Customers experience a breathtaking assortment of designer shoes at everyday value prices in a convenient assisted self-select shopping environment. Aisles are filled with the latest trends in women's and men's dress, casual and athletic shoes. In addition, the wedding shop collection features styles for the entire bridal party or any special occasion. For an even larger selection, offers more styles, extended sizes and kids' shoes.

DSW offers a free, award-winning loyalty program, DSW Rewards, where customers earn certificates toward future DSW purchases and receive special member-only offers. Customers can also participate in a lively shoe lover community on Facebook to receive exclusive offers and giveaways, including chances to win free shoes on Facebook each Tuesday, also known as "Free Shoesday."

About DSW Inc.
DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer footwear and accessories for women, men, and kids.  As of July 23, 2012, DSW operated 337 stores in 41 states and operated an e-commerce site,, and a mobile website,  DSW also supplied footwear to 343 leased locations in the United States.  For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit Follow DSW on Twitter at and "like" DSW on Facebook at


For further information: Company: Christina Cheng, Director, Investor Relations, DSW Inc., +1-855-893-5691; Investors: Allison Malkin / Anne Rakunas, ICR, Inc., +1-203-682-8200 / +1-310-954-1113
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