|Traded as||NYSE: DBI (Class A)|
S&P 600 Component
|Founded||January 20, 1969|
Number of locations
| Jay Schottenstein, Chairman|
Roger Rawlins, CEO
Jared Poff, CFO
|Revenue||$2.711 billion (2016)|
|$0.124 billion (2016)|
|Total assets||$1.428 billion (2016)|
|Total equity||$0.937 billion (2016)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Town Shoes (shut down)|
The Shoe Company (44%)
Designer Brands (often referred to as Designer Shoe Warehouse) is an American footwear retailer of designer and name brand shoes and fashion accessories. The retailer has over 500 stores in the United States and an e-commerce website.
The company also owns private-label footwear brands including Audrey Brooke, Kelly & Katie, Lulu Townsend, and Poppie Jones.
In 1998, the company was acquired by Value City.
By 1999, the company had 48 stores.
In December 2004, the company was acquired by Retail Ventures, an affiliate.
In March 2005, the company experienced massive data theft, including customer data from 1.4 million credit card transactions.
In 2011, the company acquired Retail Ventures, its largest shareholder.
In February 2016, the company acquired Ebuys for $62.5 million.
In July 2016, the company added shoes for children to its inventory.
In May 2018, the company acquired the remaining shares of Town Shoes to obtain complete ownership of the company. 
In February 2019, the company announced an addition of nail salons to 5 stores, after testing the concept in 2 stores in Columbus, Ohio.
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