DSW announced Wednesday the opening of its first warehouse store in the Saudi Arabia. Located at the Mall of Dhahran, the store offers sandals, athletic, dress, casual footwear and accessories from brands like Adidas, Aldo, Birkenstock, Nike, Toms and Franco Sarto.
“We are excited to provide the broadest retail footwear assortment in the region,” said Simon Nankervis, DSW Inc. chief commercial officer. “At 15,000 square feet, this new store design delivers the same capacity on half the space of our North American locations, giving our Saudi guests the same experience they would expect to receive in the USA, while positioning the warehouse as a potential fulfillment center for future digital initiatives.”
The Saudi Arabia store is DSW’s second location outside of North America. The company opened a location at the Muscat Grand Mall in Oman in June with its regional franchise partner, Apparel Group.
Earlier this year, DSW Inc. announced plans to build as many as 40 locations over five years in the region with Apparel Group. The Dubai-based global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate represents 65 international brands that it represents, with more than 1,300 stores spread over four continents.