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DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Announces New Store On South State Street In Downtown Chicago




COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, announced that its newest store will open on May 10th at 35 South State Street in Chicago. Located in the popular State Street shopping district, this is the second downtown Chicago store and the 17th in the Chicagoland area.

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"We're very excited to announce the opening of this Chicago store," stated Mike MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, DSW Inc. "With our ever-growing presence in the area, we're hoping to turn all Chicagoans into DSW Shoe Lovers."

At just under 25,000 square feet, the State Street store boasts two floors of selling space, housing over 32,000 pairs of men's and women's shoes as well as accessories. Mike MacDonald and team will be leading a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. opening day; the public is encouraged to attend. And, on Friday, May 11 from 3–5 p.m., ESPN Chicago will be in attendance, providing DSW State Street shoppers the chance to win free sports tickets.

DSW is the destination for savvy shoe lovers everywhere. Customers experience a breathtaking assortment of designer shoes at everyday value prices in a convenient assisted self-select shopping environment. Aisles are filled with the latest trends in women's and men's dress, casual and athletic shoes. In addition, the wedding shop collection features styles for the entire bridal party or any special occasion. For an even larger selection, offers more styles, extended sizes and kids' shoes.

DSW offers a free, award-winning loyalty program, DSW Rewards, where customers earn certificates toward future DSW purchases and receive special member-only offers. Customers can also participate in a lively shoe lover community on Facebook to receive exclusive offers and giveaways, including chances to win free shoes on Facebook each Tuesday, also known as "Free Shoesday."

About DSW Inc.

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 May 8, 2012, DSW operated 335 stores in 41 states and operated an e-commerce site,, and a mobile website,  DSW also supplied footwear to 341 leased locations in the United States.  For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit Follow DSW on Twitter at and "like" DSW on Facebook at


For further information: Company, Christina Cheng, Director, Investor Relations of DSW Inc., +1-855-893-5691; Investors, Allison Malkin, +1-203-682-8200 or Anne Rakunas, +1-310-954-1113, both of ICR, Inc.
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