What to expect at DSW’s Black Friday 2023 Sale

We’re already looking forward to DSW’s Black Friday 2023 sale. Although we still have a long ways to go, you can already slowly start planning for the event. Check out last year’s ad and offer details posted below to get a general idea of the type of deals that they like to run. And if you join our newsletter, you’ll be the first to know once their Black Friday 2023 ad is posted.

Black Friday 2023 Start & End Dates

While you’ll likely see a number of pre-Black Friday deals coming at Designer Shoe Warehouse, their main Black Friday event usually runs for just 2 days; be on the lookout for it to be live only on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday itself.

  • Expected BF sale start date: Thursday November 23, 2023 (that’s on Thanksgiving day).
  • Expected BF sale end date: Friday November 24, 2023 or while in-stock supplies last.

Just remember that these dates are still just our predictions and, at the moment, unconfirmed. We’ll post the official sale dates for 2023 as soon as we are able to independently verify them.

Last Year’s Black Friday Ad

Updated on Thursday November 24, 2022: Happy Thanksgiving! You can now begin your shoe shopping at DSW’s Black Friday sale!

Starting now, shop dsw.com or in stores to get 30% off nearly everything in the store with promo code BFDEALS. You’ll also be able to pick up a free weekender with your $49+ purchase with promo code GOINPLACESBF. Plus don’t forget to check out the clearance section for deals up to 60% off.

Sale ends tomorrow (Friday November 25, 2022) but they will be back with a new round of deals in a few days on Cyber Monday so don’t miss it. As always, terms, conditions and exclusions may apply. See the ad posted below for complete offer details. Happy bargain hunting!

What’s Typically Excluded?

There’s no way around it, every storewide sale comes with a handful of exclusions. Here’s a look at some of the important ones you’ll typically see during DSW’s Black Friday sale:

  • Some brands and styles will be excluded from the offer. Some of the ineligible ones we’ve seen in year’s past include Hunter, Brooks, Birkenstock, Keen and Rainbow.
  • DSW typically limits any storewide coupons to footwear and handbags only. We’ve seen them exclude product segments such as luggage, fragrance and vinyl records.
  • Any free gift with minimum purchase type of offers are limited to one per customer, while supplies last. The freebee is usually ineligible for in-store pickup.
  • Discount can not be applied towards gift card purchases, taxes and shipping fees.


What was the featured doorbuster deal at Designer Shoe Warehouse’s Black Friday sale last year? What about two or three years ago? Follow the archive links below to find out more.

  • 2022: Page 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • 2021: Page 1.
  • 2020: Page 1.
  • 2019: Page 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • 2018: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • 2017: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • 2016: Page 1.
  • 2015: Page 1, 2 and 3.


Which pair of shoes are you planning on getting this Thanksgiving weekend at Designer Shoe Warehouse? Or maybe you’ve found a coupon code that you can share with everyone? Let us know in the comments.

3 thoughts on “What to expect at DSW’s Black Friday 2023 Sale”

  1. Hi. I have a question. I bought a pair of shoes and qualified for the free weekender bag. I applied the coupon to my purchase. Both items were confirmed in my order. The shoes arrived today with no weekender bag. Will it be shipped to me separately?


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