As of Feb 3, 2018, DSW operated a total of 512 stores located in 43 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The company opened 11 net new stores in fiscal 2011. DSW plans to open approximately 3 to 6 net DSW stores in fiscal 2018.
All stores are leased, with most providing for a minimum annual rent plus a percentage of gross sales over specified breakpoints, and are for a fixed term with options for 2 to 5 extension periods, each of which is for a period of 4 or 5 years, exercisable at the company's option.
Stores average approximately 20,500 square feet, while small-format stores average approximately 12,000 sq ft. New store openings will focus on power strip centers, but the company also considers regional malls, lifestyle centers and urban street locations.
|Total gross square feet (M)||10,485||10,485||10,336||9,805||9,277||8,687|
|Total gross square feet growth||1.4%||1.4%||5.4%||5.7%||6.8%||7.0%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||20,500||20,500||20,600||21,000||21,500||22,000|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||-0.7%||-0.7%||-1.5%||-2.7%||-2.4%||-1.2%|