Popular value-priced American footwear retailer DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse has revealed four new locations, including its first for Western Canada. We interviewed Town Shoes/DSW Canada CEO Bruce Dinan to learn more.
The four new stores will open in spring of 2015 (April, tentatively), all measuring between 20,000 and 22,000 square feet. Three will be in Alberta, and one in suburban Toronto. The locations include:
Edmonton: West Edmonton Mall: DSW will open on the second level of the mall’s ‘Phase One’, in the wing anchored by Sears. Located in North America’s largest shopping centre, DSW joins anchors such as Hudsons’ Bay, Target, La Maison Simons and Sport Check, not to mention hundreds of retailers and a variety of world-class attractions.
Calgary: Sunridge Mall: A second Calgary DSW store will also be located on the city’s north side. The enclosed 830,000 square foot shopping centre is anchored by Hudson’s Bay, Target, Sport Chek and Old Navy.
Whitby, Ontario: Located in the RioCan Thickson Ridge Power Centre, DSW will join a number of other large retailers including Sears Whole Home, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Outfitters, and Winners, with its largest anchor being a 130,000 square foot Home Depot.