US footwear retailer DWS Inc has opened its first warehouse in Oman, marking the first expansion of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse outside North America.

The new warehouse, located at the Muscat Grand Mall, stocks brands including Nike, Adidas, Aldo, Birkenstock, TOMs, and Franco Sarto.

"We are excited to create the largest footwear retail destination in the region," says Simon Nankervis, chief commercial officer for DSW. "We are extremely pleased with the initial customer reaction [and] look forward to working together with Apparel Group, our franchise partner in the region, to introduce our brand to new customers and additional markets over the next five years."

Founded in Columbus, Ohio, DSW serves customers at over 1,000 owned, leased and partnered locations in North America.

The company recently said sales were challenging in the first quarter, but trends did improve with comps turning positive in April. 

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