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DSW Shoes Reaches 300 Store Milestone
PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- DSW (NYSE: DSW), a leading multi-channel branded footwear specialty retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of its 300th store in the United States. The 300th store opened in Folsom, California.

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DSW is currently one of the nation's fastest growing specialty retailers. Since opening the first DSW store in 1991 in Dublin, Ohio, DSW has experienced remarkable growth. Today, DSW operates stores in 37 states as well as an e-commerce channel, The 300th DSW store is the 100th opening in the past three years.

DSW offers women and men thousands of shoes at great prices every day. Shoe lovers can browse a breathtaking assortment of designer dress, casual, and athletic shoes in every DSW store and online at DSW customers can also join the award-winning DSW Rewards(R) program with over 10 million members. DSW Rewards members can earn Reward certificates toward future DSW purchases while taking advantage of member-only offers and events.

DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is a leading multi-channel footwear specialty retailer that offers 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 300 stores in 37 states and supplies footwear to 367 leased locations in other retailers nationwide. DSW also serves customers through its e-commerce site,

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