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DSW Shoe Warehouse coming to Elk Grove

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  • cac
    • 2367 posts
    November 15, 2012 2:51:46 PM PST

    I told my husband I'm going to need a bigger closet as DSW Shoes is going in at the old Borders bookstore. I saw the sign in the window last night.

    • 7779 posts
    November 15, 2012 5:49:50 PM PST
    • 250 posts
    November 15, 2012 5:52:20 PM PST
    Wow, it's been so long! I was hoping another book store would go in there since we don't really have one. Apparently, the book store chains don't think Elk Grovians can read. :) Just having something in that space feels great though!
    • 7779 posts
    November 15, 2012 6:27:55 PM PST
    I am thinking Amazon and the likes are giving books stores a run for their there are avid readers like me, who have turned to audio books, and used books...I clearly ran out of space for books, had to give most away. My iPad and iPod are my new best friends..:)
    • 1298 posts
    November 15, 2012 6:41:45 PM PST
    Oh goodness. I am a shoe lover.
    • 855 posts
    November 16, 2012 5:40:04 AM PST
    Yay for DSW!

    Famous Footwear by Burlington's will feel the pinch. Hope we don't end up with another empty spot.

    But DSW gives new options! <3
    • 428 posts
    November 16, 2012 8:36:14 AM PST
    • 7779 posts
    November 16, 2012 9:01:32 AM PST
    Famous Footwear pales in comparison..I can count the times on my fingers I have shopped at Famous
    in 11 years...
    • 173 posts
    November 16, 2012 9:23:24 AM PST
    OMG! I love DSW, this isn't going to be good for my wallet, but great for Elk Grove! My concern with that parking lot remains - awful parking!
    • 1034 posts
    November 16, 2012 9:53:37 AM PST
    YIPPEEEEEEEEEE, I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • 2255 posts
    November 16, 2012 12:45:04 PM PST
    OPEN, OPEN, OPEN *face smashed up against the glass*
    • 779 posts
    November 17, 2012 6:32:52 AM PST
    YEAH! A new store! This makes me happy :)
    • 1100 posts
    November 17, 2012 2:16:28 PM PST
    Sigh. Was hoping Barnes and Noble would occupy that space. Yes, it's the electronic age, but there is nothing like the feeling of turning a page when you are engrossed in a really good book, or the "smell" of a bookstore. Well, at least of few more folks in Elk Grove might find employment.
    • 323 posts
    November 18, 2012 10:20:55 AM PST
    Everyone above mentions Famous Footwear, but the one it will really put out of business is Payless Shoes since it is in the same center.....

    Excited about DSW and glad going into an exisiting space, but another one will close.....
    • 250 posts
    November 18, 2012 11:59:28 PM PST
    I don't know what brands or quality Famous Footwear carries but I do know that Payless is on the lowest end. Perhaps Famous will cater to the folks who don't mind spending a little more for better quality shoes? Not being cheeky - I really have never been to their stores. If we're lucky, though, the shoes will be similar to those at Nordstrom! Elk Grove deserves nice stuff too!
    • 7779 posts
    November 19, 2012 12:20:35 AM PST
    DSW will not hurt Payless, they aren't in the same league...Famous has a few brands DSW sells...Think more like Macy's and a little Nordstrom in the brands they typically carry.. However, I am not sure what this one will carry, they may look at the demographics of our community and not carry what they carry in say for instance, their San Fransisco store...I have shopped this store since the 1990's, and in several cities and States, each carries something a little different in terms of brands...And yes, I m a shoe addict! LOL
  • deg
    • 28 posts
    November 19, 2012 1:11:44 PM PST
    When do they open?
    • 86 posts
    November 20, 2012 6:13:37 AM PST
    I have hard to fit feet. Does anyone know if they carry sizes out of the norm?
    • 7779 posts
    November 20, 2012 7:58:18 AM PST
    Pink, not really..Sometimes I see beyond women's 10 and wide widths...
    • 2016 posts
    November 20, 2012 7:49:26 PM PST
    This just makes me so happy!

    Pink- It depends on the issue. I have a wide foot, and while the one at Arden does not carry a lot of wide sizes, I never have problems finding more shoes than I need there. I've only bought one pair that really hurt my feet. I never had luck finding shoes before DSW, and I really didn't like shoe shopping until DSW. Now my closet is full!

    However, my daughter has some pretty corrective orthotics she wears. While we usually do find shoes for her there, she has to try on A LOT to find one pair that works.
    • 1100 posts
    November 20, 2012 11:14:36 PM PST
    I wear a size 10 and have never had a problem finding plenty of shoes in that size at their Roseville/Fountians location. I guess a girl can never have too many shoes, if not books. ; )
    • 7779 posts
    November 21, 2012 11:39:59 AM PST
    I guess I don't see size 10 as a difficult size, nor a wide in that size range..I think of two friends of mine who have a hard time with shoes one needs 9.5 to 10 AAA and the other wears 11.5 to 12 B...Now in all my travels, those are really difficult to find in the latest styles in any store but Nordstrom...
    • 86 posts
    November 21, 2012 11:45:15 AM PST
    Thanks everyone for your input! I wear a 9 wide - I guess that's not too weird but I have "problem feet" so many 9 wides don't fit. I am optimistic about DSW!
    • 1100 posts
    November 21, 2012 6:33:22 PM PST
    Ross in San Francisco on Market Street has a HUGE selection of size 9, 10, 11 and 12 shoes, all widths and sizes. I love that store and a friend gave me a head's up and told me they stocked so many of the larger sized women's shoes, were due to their drag queen customers. Makes perfect sense.
    • 7779 posts
    November 21, 2012 7:27:23 PM PST
    Yep ratmom, it's all about the demographics, I agree..when I worked in SF, I saw the difference, from the smallest petite to the largest sizes in clothing and shoes...
    • 3432 posts
    November 24, 2012 9:57:21 PM PST
    Another shoe store has also opened up where Home Depot is, Shoe Daca. There was a a selection of Hello Kitty, some clothes, some boots that are like Uggs. They are working to try to get Toms.
    • 922 posts
    January 13, 2013 12:14:59 PM PST
    Anyone know what the latest news is on this?
    • 2016 posts
    January 17, 2013 9:21:34 PM PST
    I was looking in the window the other day, as one of the contractors walked in. I asked him if he knew when they expected to be open, and he said at least a couple of months. So at the rate things open here in EG, I'd give it at least 6 months. :-)
    • 2919 posts
    January 18, 2013 10:06:04 AM PST
    I hope all of you realize that this type of excitement over shoe excess is why the terrorists hate us.
    • 2016 posts
    January 18, 2013 5:59:07 PM PST
    bballtom- They are going to hate us anyway, so they may as well hate us while we wear cute shoes! :-)