About Designer Brands

Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories.

Our primary concept, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, offers brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories. The first store opened in 1991 in Dublin, Ohio. Today, DSW operates more than 500 stores in 44 states.

The Affiliated Business Group operates nearly 290 leased departments for other retailers, such as Stein Mart, in the U.S.

Designer Brands also operates several retail concepts in Canada, including The Shoe Company and Shoe Warehouse, which provide a convenient footwear solution for the whole family, as well as DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse – nearly 150 locations in all.

In 2018, the company acquired Camuto Group, the legendary product design and brand development organization best known for the successful Vince Camuto® brand and the footwear licenses of Jessica Simpson® and Lucky Brand®. The partnership transformed Designer Brands into one of the largest footwear companies in North America with global, industry-leading capabilities in product design, development, sourcing and production.

A public company since 2005, our stock is traded on the New York City Stock Exchange as “DSW.”

Our people make the difference! We are a diverse group of energetic, passionate and innovative footwear enthusiasts. We are always looking for new associates who exhibit our values of Honesty, Enthusiasm, Accountability and Respect and who share our vision of becoming Canada’s Favourite Place for Shoes!

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Our values are the heart of our culture. They establish how we value our customers, our partners, and our associates. They guide us in measuring our behaviours, actions, and drive how our decisions are made. These values are what define us, and what we cherish.

Working at our Support Centre

We believe in promoting from within and we offer our Associates the opportunity to accelerate their careers. In our corporate office, the ‘Support Centre’, we offer opportunities in all departments which include:

  • Buying
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • eCommerce
  • Supply Chain
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Service
  • Public Relations
  • Store Operations
  • Warehouse

Our culture focuses on continuous improvement, recognition, training programs, and unlimited opportunities to build your career and foster your knowledge. And the best associate rewards programs in the retail industry. It’s no wonder our Associates love working for us!

At Designer Brands, we recognize and reward individual performance and provide career advancement based on merits of achievement, not length of service.

As part of the Support Centre team, you can enjoy:

  • Generous merchandise discount
  • Flexible schedules
  • Health & Wellness perks
  • Health/Dental benefits and Life Insurance
  • Unlimited opportunity for growth
  • Competitive compensation plan designed to reward top performers
  • Training and development programs, including e-learning programs
  • Open Door Policy
  • Coaching culture
  • Team events
  • The pride of working for one of the most successful retailers in Canada, and more!


“If you love shoes as much as we do and want to work for the best retailer in Canada, please apply now!”


Isaac – Style Expert



We’re always looking for great talent! Please submit your resume for general consideration.

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