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A Message from CEO Roger Rawlins on Recent Protests

Protests across our country grew larger and more widespread this weekend, including in our company’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Designer Brands CEO Roger Rawlins shares his perspective.

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DSW Commercial Emphasizes Safety Precautions

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse 's TV commercial demonstrates the ways our stores are keeping customers and associates safe as locations reopen. This spot even features real associates from our Strongsville, Ohio, DSW!

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A Message from CEO Roger Rawlins: Our Re-Opening Plans

As state governments begin to lift shelter-in-place and other quarantine restrictions on local businesses, we are planning to re-open our stores. Recovery isn’t about flipping a switch and returning to “business as usual." The pandemic has had a profound impact on our customers, our associates and our communities. It's a reminder that it's not about the shoes, but the people wearing the shoes. Now, we'll look to the future and adapt our stores and our business in a way that allows us not just to survive, but to thrive.

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A Message from Our CEO Roger Rawlins: COVID-19 Operations Update for March 25, 2020

Earlier today we announced a series of steps that affect many of our team members, our colleagues and our friends, as we continue to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. Click here for an update on why we made these decisions and how we will tackle this crisis moving forward.

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COVID-19 Associate Update

As we deal with the global pandemic of COVID-19 (coronavirus), unity is our greatest strength. Late last night we learned of our first confirmed case of an associate who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Our thoughts are with our associates, their loved ones and any others who may be impacted by the situation. Protecting the health and safety of our associates, customers and communities, is our number one priority.

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