DSW Opens First Store Outside North America

Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is opening its first warehouse in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Located at the Muscat Grand Mall, the new store marks the first expansion of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse outside North America.

"We are excited to create the largest footwear retail destination in the region,” says Simon Nankervis, chief commercial officer for DSW Inc. “We are extremely pleased with the initial customer reaction to our first store in the region. We look forward to working together with Apparel Group, our franchise partner in the region, to introduce our brand to new customers and additional markets over the next 5 years."

DSW Inc. is a leading branded shoes and accessories retailer. Founded in Columbus, Ohio, DSW Inc. serves customers at over 1,000 owned, leased and partnered locations in North America. For more information, visit http://www.dsw.com.

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 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.

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