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DSW Shoes Arrives in Toledo with a Drive for Value Grand Opening Celebration


COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW (NYSE: DSW), a leading multi-channel branded footwear retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Toledo, Ohio on October 2, 2008. The store will be the first DSW location in the Toledo area. The address of the new DSW store is:

    DSW Shoes
    Franklin Park
    5001 Monroe Street
    Toledo, OH 43623

To prove shoe lovers can always look fashionable without a high price tag, the DSW Drive for Value team is traveling to five locations in the U.S. this fall. Shoe lovers will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a car full of DSW shoes and a chance to win the car itself -- a great combination of style and value!

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During the DSW Toledo grand opening event on October 2nd, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., one lucky customer will have 15 minutes to win as many shoes as he or she can fit into a smart Car. The Toledo area winner will then be entered to win the car at the DSW Drive for Value finale celebration on November 14, in Columbus, Ohio. Only five finalists will have the opportunity to win the vehicle.

DSW is for the passionate shoe enthusiast. The 14,500 square foot store in Toledo will provide women and men thousands of shoes, the latest styles and great prices. Additionally, the store will have a contemporary feel, where shoppers can browse the breathtaking assortment of designer dress, casual and athletic shoes in a relaxed, comfortable setting. A clearance area will also provide customers even more unbelievable prices.

Customers are also invited to join the award-winning DSW Rewards program and receive certificates toward future DSW purchases, while taking advantage of member-only offers and events.

As one of the nation's fastest growing retailers, DSW is continuously opening new stores across the country. In 2007, DSW opened 37 stores in strategic markets. DSW plans to open at least 35 stores in 2008 and, year-to-date, has opened 24 stores. Additionally, DSW recently launched in response to customers' requests to shop 24 hours, 7 days a week.

DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is a leading multi-channel footwear specialty retailer offering a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear for women and men. DSW provides customers a compelling value proposition and a convenient shopping experience. Founded in 1991 in Columbus, Ohio, today DSW operates 281 stores in 37 states and supplies footwear to 383 leased locations in other retailers nationwide. DSW also serves customers through its e-commerce site,

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