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DSW Inc. Reports 2007 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Sales Results


COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) today reported net sales for the thirteen-week quarter ended February 2, 2008 increased 1% to $332.5 million compared with $329.1 million for the fourteen- week quarter ended February 3, 2007. Same store sales decreased 1.7% for the comparable thirteen-week period versus an increase of 1.0% last year.

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Net sales for the fifty-two week year ended February 2, 2008 increased 10% to $1.41 billion compared with $1.28 billion for the fifty-three week year ended February 3, 2007. Same store sales decreased 0.8% for the comparable fifty-two week period versus an increase of 2.5% last year.

About DSW Inc.

DSW Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a leading U.S. branded footwear specialty retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear for women and men. As of February 2, 2008 DSW operated 259 stores in 37 states and supplied footwear to 378 leased locations (36 for related retailers and 342 for non-related retailers) in the United States. For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit

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