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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 26, 2021
Designer Brands Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Ohio 001-32545 31-0746639
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

   
810 DSW Drive, Columbus, Ohio
 43219
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (614) 237-7100
 
 N/A
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Shares, without par valueDBINew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 26, 2021, Designer Brands Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended May 1, 2021. The Company also posted a related infographic dated May 26, 2021 on the “Investors” section of its investor relations website (investors.designerbrands.com/investor-relations). Copies of the press release and infographic are furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2, respectively. Information on the Company’s website is not, and will not be deemed to be, a part of this Current Report on Form 8-K or incorporated into any other filings the Company may make with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Pursuant to General Instruction B.2 of Current Report on Form 8-K, the information in this Item 2.02, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liability of such section. Furthermore, the information in this Item 2.02, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the Exchange Act, regardless of the general incorporation language of such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit Number Description
 
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).



Signature  
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.  
Designer Brands Inc.
By:/s/ Michelle C. Krall
Michelle C. Krall
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Date:May 26, 2021