Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Our business segments include world-class design and sourcing operations, a robust wholesaling business, and more than 1,000 points of distribution.
Deborah L. Ferrée was named President, Designer Brands in January 2019 and has been the company’s Vice Chairman since January 2006. Ferrée joined DSW in 1997 and held roles of increasing importance in the organization before being named Chief Merchandising Officer in 2004. Ferrée came to DSW with nearly 20 years of diverse experience in retail with organizations such as Burdines (a division of Federated Department Stores), Ross Stores and The May Company.