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What Do We Mean by “Owned Brands,” and Why Does it Matter?

On the heels of our recent earnings report from Q1 of 2022 that shows our continued positive momentum – including revenue growth in our owned brands by 68% versus the first quarter of 2021 – this is a perfect time to reflect on what we mean by “owned brands,” how they uniquely position Designer Brands and how our customers benefit.

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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.

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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.

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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)!

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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.

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