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DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Continues International Expansion
Newest Location Opens in Abu Dhabi; Third Store in G.C.C.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest international store. The new warehouse, located at the Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, marks the third Designer Shoe Warehouse outside North America. The company opened locations elsewhere in the G.C.C. (Gulf Cooperation Council) at the Muscat Grand Mall in Oman and at the Mall of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia in 2017 with its regional franchise partner, Apparel Group.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Opens First Warehouse in Abu Dhabi

Customers will find a breathtaking assortment of sandals, athletic, dress, casual footwear and accessories for the entire family, including an expanded kids assortment. Top designer brands like Nike, Adidas, Aldo, Birkenstock, TOMS, and Franco Sarto are among the enormous assortment of brands offered at an everyday value. DSW's engaging retail experience and convenient, self-service environment gives customers access to thousands of choices that fuel countless possibilities for self-expression.

"We are excited to bring DSW's broad and exciting footwear assortment to the United Arab Emirates and especially to a city as diverse and energetic as Abu Dhabi," said Simon Nankervis, Chief Commercial Officer for DSW Inc. "Using our new store design, our new Dalma Mall location will deliver our DSW experience within an 8,000 square feet location, while maintaining the assortment and variety DSW is known for."

In 2017, DSW Inc. announced plans to build as many as 40 locations over five years in the region with Apparel Group.

About DSW Inc.
DSW Inc. is a leading branded shoes and accessories retailer offering a wide selection of brand name and designer shoes and accessories for women, men, and kids. Founded in Columbus, Ohio, DSW Inc. serves customers at over 1,000 owned, leased and partnered locations in North America.

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About Apparel Group:
Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through 65 international brands that it represents, with 13,000 multi-cultural staff serving 1,300+ stores spread over four continents. The Dubai-based multi-retail conglomerate that began with just one brand in 1999 and now operates 1,750 locations throughout the region.

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