Southern Designer Showcase Semi-Finalists Announced
Winning Designs to Be Sold at Belk & on Belk.com Beginning Spring 2013 and Featured in Belk’s 125th Anniversary Advertising Campaign
Jul 17, 2012
Charlotte, N.C., July 17, 2012 – After scouring the nation for the most talented southern designers, Belk has selected 36 semi-finalists out of hundreds of designer applicants to compete for the opportunity to have their collections sold in select Belk stores and on Belk.com. The 36 semi-finalists listed below will travel to Belk headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. on July 20 to present their collections to a panel of Belk judges in hopes of becoming Belk vendor partners.
“The Southern Designer Showcase competition is one of many ways Belk will feature products created by southern designers,” said Arlene Goldstein, vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction for Belk. “Our merchant teams are continuously searching the southeast through our contacts with universities, local merchandise market centers, and regional fashion events for fresh new talent.”
From this group of brilliant southern designers presenting at this year’s Designer Showcase, finalists will be chosen and invited to return to Belk headquarters on Aug. 2 for the final round of competition. In addition to being sold in Belk stores and on Belk.com, winning designer collections will also be featured in Belk’s 125th Anniversary Celebration advertising campaign and showcased on Belk’s Facebook page.
St. Augustine, Fla.
New York, N.Y.
New York, N.Y.
Hilton Head, S.C.
Detrich Wilson and Courtney Tabor
Johns Island, S.C.
Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Rock Hill, S.C.
About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (www.belk.com) is the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company with 303 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states. The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. Its belk.com Web site offers a wide assortment of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect with Belk via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, mobile phone text messages or by email, go to: Belk Get Connected.