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Atlanta Resident Wins DSW Drive for Value Grand Finale Prize


COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW, a leading multi-channel branded footwear specialty retailer, announces Liz Burns winner of the DSW Drive for Value grand finale which took place on Thursday evening November 20, 2008 at the DSW store at Easton Town Center in Columbus, OH.

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Burns, winner of the recent Norcross, GA Drive for Value Challenge, took home the smart(R) fortwo at the grand finale event last night, and walked away with 49 pairs of shoes during the challenge she won earlier this month.

To prove shoe lovers can always look fashionable without paying a high price, the DSW Drive for Value team traveled to five different locations in the U.S. this fall, including Toledo, OH; Auburn Hills, MI; Norcross, GA; Westlake, OH, and Columbus, OH. One shoe lover in each location had the 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!

DSW is for the passionate shoe enthusiast, offering women and men thousands of shoes, the latest styles and great prices. DSW stores have a contemporary feel, where shoppers can browse the breathtaking assortment of designer dress, casual and athletic shoes in a relaxed, comfortable setting. A designated clearance area offers customers even more unbelievable prices.

As one of the nation's fastest growing specialty retailers, DSW is continuously opening new stores across the country. In 2007, DSW opened 37 stores in strategic markets. Year-to-date, DSW has opened 40 stores. Additionally, DSW launched in 2008 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 298 stores in 37 states and supplies footwear to 380 leased locations in other retailers nationwide. DSW also serves customers through its e-commerce site,


For all media inquiries, please contact Sarina Appel at 212.242.9353 ( or Debbie Mitchell at 614.872.1078 (

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