COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of its very first store outside of the continental United States in Carolina, Puerto Rico at Plaza Carolina Mall. At over 19,000 square feet, the Plaza Carolina store will house over 31,000 pairs of men's and women's shoes as well as accessories. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121025/CL98847 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100325/DSWLOGO2-b ) "Opening our first store outside of the continental U.S. is a huge milestone for us," stated Mike MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, DSW Inc. "We are excited for customers in Puerto Rico to experience DSW for the first time and for them to discover all that we have to offer." DSW is the destination for savvy Shoe Lovers everywhere. Customers experience a breathtaking assortment of designer shoes and boots at everyday value prices in a convenient assisted self-select shopping environment. Aisles are filled with the latest trends in men's and women's shoes giving Shoe Lovers a staggering amount of choices. From casual and athletic shoes, to top-brand dress shoes, DSW is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves fashion and the excitement of finding the perfect shoe. Have a big event to attend? DSW's wedding shop collection features styles for the entire bridal party or any special occasion. And, for an even larger selection, dsw.com offers more styles, luxury brands, extended sizes and kids' shoes. DSW offers a free, award-winning loyalty program, DSW Rewards, where customers earn certificates toward future DSW purchases and receive special member-only offers. Customers can also participate in a lively Shoe Lover community on Facebook to receive exclusive offers and giveaways, including chances to win free shoes on Facebook each Tuesday, also known as "Free Shoesday."