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DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Opens First Warehouse in Saudi Arabia

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of its first warehouse in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new warehouse, located at the Mall of Dhahran, marks the second DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse outside North America. The company opened a location at the Muscat Grand Mall in Oman in June with its regional franchise partner, Apparel Group.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Opens First store in Mall of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia

Customers will find a breathtaking assortment of sandals, athletic, dress, casual footwear and accessories for the entire family. Top designer brands like Nike, Adidas, Aldo, Birkenstock, TOMS, and Franco Sarto, are among the enormous assortment of brands offered at an everyday value.  DSW's engaging retail experience and convenient, self-service environment will give customers access to thousands of choices that fuel countless possibilities for self-expression.

"We are excited to provide the broadest retail footwear assortment in the region," said Simon Nankervis, Chief Commercial Officer for DSW Inc. "At 15,000 square feet, this new store design delivers the same capacity on half the space of our North American locations, giving our Saudi guests the same experience they would expect to receive in the USA, while positioning the warehouse as a potential fulfillment center for future digital initiatives."

Earlier this year, DSW Inc. announced plans to build as many as 40 locations over five years in the region with Apparel Group.

About DSW Inc.

DSW Inc. is a leading branded shoes and accessories retailer offering a wide selection of brand name and designer shoes and accessories for women, men, and kids. Founded in Columbus, Ohio, DSW Inc. serves customers at over 1,000 owned, leased and partnered locations in North America.

Visit DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse on http://www.dsw.com.

For more information about international opportunities, contact us by email at international@dswinc.com.

About Apparel Group:

Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through 65 international brands that it represents, with 13,000 multi-cultural staff serving 1,300+ stores spread over four continents. The Dubai-based multi-retail conglomerate that began with just one brand in 1999 and now operates 1,750 locations throughout the region.

For more information, visit www.appareluae.com.

SOURCE DSW Inc.

For further information: For further information: Margaret Standing, Director, Corporate Communications MargaretStanding@dswinc.com; Christina Cheng, Senior Director, Investor Relations, investorrelations@dswinc.com

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