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DSW Announces New Store in Sarasota, Florida

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is pleased to announce a new DSW to University Town Center.

Breathtaking assortment, incredible value and simple convenience under one roof.

151 N. Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL 34232

The brand new store is stocked with designer and name brands at truly amazing deals. 20,000 pairs of women's and men's shoes and more fill the 16,000 square feet space, making DSW the coolest shopping destination in Sarasota, Florida right now. Ladies are able to shop the latest spring trends including bright prints, retro styles, bohemian looks, and jeweled accents. Guys are able to get running shoes, sandals, dress shoes, and sneakers from their favorite brands.

Plus, the new store has designer handbags and lots of accessories, for customers to create their ultimate spring wardrobe.

Shoppers enjoy the low pressure and convenience of self-service shopping, but DSW associates are always be available to assist customers in finding more styles, sizes, and colors.

"We're excited to have opened the very first DSW store in this area. The whole team is thrilled to be finally welcoming Sarasota Shoe Lovers to our new store!" said Carrie McDermott, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DSW.

DSW in University Town Center marks the first store in the Sarasota area, and employs 30 associates. Interested in a career full of shoes? Head to to apply.

About DSW

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 March 26, 2015, DSW operated 436 stores in 42 states and operated an ecommerce site,, and a mobile site, and an interactive mobile app. DSW also supplied footwear to 375 leased locations in the United States. DSW offers a free, award-winning loyalty program, DSW Rewards, where customers earn certificates toward future purchases and receive exclusive offers.

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