New DSW shoe warehouse opens next week at the Shops at Ithaca Mall

April 16, 2015 by Rachel Cera

Just about everyone wears shoes, and those of us who like to buy our shoes in person will have a great new option when a DSW, or Designer Shoe Warehouse, opens at the Shops at Ithaca Mall next week. It's the first DSW in Ithaca, though the popular chain, with over 400 stores, is already in Central New York, at Vestal's Town Square Mall and Destiny USA in Syracuse.

A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 9:30am on Thursday, April 23, the day the store opens to the public at the south end of the Shops at Ithaca Mall, formerly Pyramid Mall, on North Triphammer Road. The store is in between Dick's Sporting Goods and ULTA Beauty. 

Shoes are one big shopping segment that still do well for brick and mortar stores, even though online retailers like Zappos and Amazon have made some inroads. People like to try on their shoes to see what fits.

The new 11,000 square foot shoe store will have 12,000 pairs of men's and women's shoes, with self-service shopping and discounted prices for name brands, and will also offer designer handbags and accessories.

They join the Shoe Dept at the mall, Fontana's in Collegetown, and Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon in Downtown Ithaca. Ithaca used to have a Payless Shoe Store in the southwest, but they closed.

The DSW will have 30 employees, and those interested in a job can visit

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