Media Relations

All things Designer Brands? You're in the right place.


In the News

Designer Brands Inc. Announces Major Investment to Increase Diversity within Footwear Industry

Designer Brands Inc. is excited to partner with legendary footwear designer Dr. D’Wayne Edwards to open the first Black-owned footwear factory, JEMS by PENSOLE, to produce shoes designed by students of Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design – the first design-focused HBCU.

Read More →

Designer Brands on Reinventing the Shoe Industry

Designer Brands was recently celebrated for our 30-year anniversary in a special milestone issue of Footwear News.

Read More →

Five Million Shoes Donated

We want to take a moment and thank our customers, indeed our most important partners, on helping DSW achieve an amazing milestone of collecting – all via personal donations – five million pairs of shoes for our charity partner Soles4Souls (S4S)!

Read More →


As many workers reevaluate their careers, at DBI we seek to advance what we call the “The Great Retention” – putting the focus on our associates.

Read More →

DBI Helps Associates Navigate Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, DBI offered new programs and benefits to honor the work of our most important asset – our associates.

Read More →