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.”


About The Shoe Company

At The Shoe Company, we believe style shouldn’t demand a huge investment of time or money. Style should be comfortable, accessible and easy to achieve. That’s why our footwear feels as good as it looks, effortlessly taking you from the boardroom to the restaurant, to the park with your family. We strive to ensure your shopping experience is easy on your wallet, and your schedule, by delivering fashion and value to everyone in your household. We operate 80 Shoe Company locations and nearly 40 Shoe Warehouse locations across Canada.

We are a diverse group of energetic, passionate, and innovative footwear enthusiasts delivering our EPIC customer service. 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.


At Designer Brands, we have the hottest brands, teams who love shoes & fashion, unlimited career opportunities, EPIC service and the best associate rewards programs in the retail industry.

We believe in promoting from within and we offer our associates the opportunity to accelerate their career through such positions as: Hourly Associate, Key Holder, Visual & Stock, Assistant Manager, Store Manager, District Manager and various opportunities within our Support Centre.

Our progressive management culture focuses on continuous improvement, recognition, training programs, and unlimited opportunities to build your career and foster your knowledge. It’s no wonder our associates love working for us!

“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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