DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that operates a portfolio of several off-price retail concepts. Designer Shoe Warehouse, its primary concept, offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories, with 515 warehouses in 44 states, and an e-commerce site, http://www.dsw.com. Our Affiliated Business Group also operates 290 leased departments for other retailers in the United States. Our company is also a co-investor in Town Shoes of Canada, which operates 188 retail locations under several banners: Town Shoes, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company and Shoe Warehouse.
The DSW customers are brand, value quality and style conscious shoppers who have a passion for footwear and accessories. We aim to provide a shopping experience that satisfies the functional and emotional shopping needs of our customers by offering them a vast, exciting assortment of in-season styles at everyday value . We believe this combination of assortment, convenience and value differentiates us from our competitors and appeals to broad spectrum of customers. Our location puts DSW within 20 miles from 70% percent of our customer base and our omni-channel model enables our customers to access the full range of choices available within our entire network, regardless of where they shop.
Our Competitive Strengths
- Unique Off-Price Model
- Focus and Expertise in Fashion
- Healthy Vendor Relationships
- Robust Inventory Management
- Strong Balance Sheet
- Balanced New Store Growth
- Driving Digital Demand With DSW's Growing Omni-Channel Model
- Growing in International Markets
- Developing New Disruptive Technologies