DSW Inc. is a leading footwear and accessories retailer that operates a portfolio of retail concepts with a shared goal of inspiring self-expression. Our primary concept, Designer Shoe Warehouse, offers brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories. DSW operates over more than 500 stores in 45 states, as well as nearly 290 leased departments for other retailers in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group. We also operate an e-commerce site, http://www.dsw.com, and a mobile site, http://m.dsw.com.
Our Canadian concept, Town Shoes Limited, operates retail locations under several names: Town Shoes, The Shoe Company, Shoe Warehouse and DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse. Our Affiliated Business Group operates leased departments for other retailers, such as Stein Mart, in the U.S. Our international division includes several stores in the Middle East with partners at Apparel Group. We strive to be the obvious first choice for shoes as we bring engaging experiences to life through our values of passion, accountability, collaboration and humility.
We believe that in order for our company to be successful, our associates must be passionate, friendly, helpful, and real. These are the attributes customers have come to expect from our service, and we intend to deliver that to them with each and every interaction. Internally, we have four values we expect our associates to carry out daily: Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Humility.
Since the first DSW store opened in Dublin, Ohio, in 1991, we have proven to be a fierce footwear retailer. Our growth and success is undeniable, as we continue to develop and expand the brand year after year. A public company since 2005, our stock is traded on the New York City Stock Exchange as “DSW.”