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DSW Announces New Store in Rockford, IL

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is pleased to announce a new DSW to Rockford Crossing. The store will open on April 23, 2015.

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

6636 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108-2546

The brand new store will be stocked with designer and name brands at truly amazing deals. 20,000 pairs of women's and men's shoes and more fill the 19,000 square feet space, making DSW the coolest shopping destination in Rockford, Illinois right now. Ladies will be able to shop the latest spring trends including bright prints, retro styles, bohemian looks, and jeweled accents. Guys will be able to get running shoes, sandals, dress shoes, and sneakers from their favorite brands.

Plus, the new store will have 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 will always be available to assist customers in finding more styles, sizes, and colors.

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

DSW in Rockford Crossing marks the first store in the Rockford 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 April 23, 2015, DSW operates 445 stores in 42 states and operated an ecommerce site,, and a mobile site, and an interactive mobile app. DSW also supplies footwear to 374 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.

For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit Follow DSW on our blog at, on Facebook at, on Instagram at, and on Twitter at

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For further information: Kris Kraner, Public Relations,; Christina Cheng, Senior Director, Investor Relations,, (855) 893-5691
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