DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. DSW operates 431 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as 370 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 . Through its partnership with Town Shoes of Canada, the company operates two stores in Canada as well as the e-commerce site http://www.dswcanada.ca .
Our typical DSW customers are brand, value quality and style conscious shoppers who have a passion for footwear and accessories. Our core focus is to create a distinctive shopping experience that satisfies both the rational and emotional shopping needs of our DSW customers by offering them a vast, exciting assortment of in-season styles combined with the convenience and value they desire. Our DSW stores average approximately 22,000 square feet and carry approximately 24,000 pairs of shoes. We believe this combination of assortment, convenience and value differentiates us from our competitors and appeals to customers from a broad range of socioeconomic and demographic backgrounds.