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DSW opens new stores in Harlem & the Bronx

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, announces the opening of two new stores this fall in New York City. DSW opens its Harlem store on 125th Street on Friday, October 11 and its new Bronx location at Bay Plaza on Thursday, October 31.


To celebrate the new location in Harlem, DSW is hosting a grand opening celebration featuring footwear legend Steve Madden and music icon Keyshia Cole. Guests who attend get to meet the pair and anyone who makes a purchase during the event will receive a free copy of DSW's new book, Do You Speak Shoe Lover? The event takes place Thursday, October 17th from 6–8 p.m.

"We are thrilled with our customer response to our new stores," stated Mike MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, DSW Inc. "With the opening of our stores in Harlem and the Bronx, we will bring our breathtaking assortment, simple convenience and incredible everyday value to even more shoe lovers in New York."

With two shopping floors and over 27,000 square feet, the Harlem store carries thousands of pairs of men's and women's shoes as well as accessories. The new store in the Bronx will feature 20,000 square feet and over 25,000 pairs of shoes. Many footwear styles are only in those stores and exclusive to Manhattan. The new locations bolster DSW's presence in New York City when combined with existing locations at 14th Street/Union Square, 34th Street, and the Upper West Side. DSW is the destination for savvy Shoe Lovers everywhere. Customers experience a breathtaking assortment of designer shoesboots, and sandals at everyday value prices in a convenient assisted self-select shopping environment. Aisles are filled with the latest trends in men's and women's shoes giving Shoe Lovers a staggering amount of choices.  From casual and athletic shoes to top-brand dress shoes, DSW is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves fashion and the excitement of finding the perfect shoe. For an even larger selection, offers more styles, luxury brands, extended sizes and kids' shoes.

DSW Rewards is a free, award-winning loyalty program in which 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, handbag and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer fashion for women, men, and kids.  As of October 11, 2013, DSW operates 390 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and operates an e-commerce site,, and a mobile website,  DSW also supplies footwear to 354 leased locations in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group.  For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit Follow DSW on Twitter at and like DSW on Facebook at


For further information: Company Contact: DSW Inc. - Christina Cheng, Director, Investor Relations, (855) 893-5691, or Media Contact: Brinley Turner, (310) 804-9990
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