Belk Announces 2015 Southern Designer Showcase Winners

Five winners will have their collections sold in select Belk stores and on in Spring 2016

May 21, 2015, 12:00 ET from Belk, Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk has selected five winners from nearly 300 entrants in the retailer's third Southern Designer Showcase competition. The showcase winners listed below were announced at an event at Belk corporate headquarters.

Along with a cash prize, winners of the 2015 Southern Designer Showcase will have their collections sold in select Belk stores and on in Spring 2016. Winning collections may also be featured in upcoming advertising campaigns.

Katherine Todd
New York, New York

Amanda Williamson
Conyers, Georgia

Natt Taylor
Natt Taylor Collections
Atlanta, Georgia

Katelyn Barringer and Emily Gonzalez
Reece Blaire
Rock Hill, South Carolina

April Moore and Courtni Tyre
Birmingham, Alabama

"We have been blown away by the talent and impeccable style all of the Southern Designer Showcase finalists brought to this year's competition," said Arlene Goldstein, Belk vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction. "These five winners are the perfect fit for Belk and we are so excited to add them to our family of vendors."

The 2015 Southern Designer Showcase kicked off in December and received nearly 300 entries. Twenty finalists were selected to present their designs to a panel of Belk executives at the company's headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Following the presentations, the five winners were selected and notified with a surprise visit from Arlene Goldstein last month.

About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. ( is the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company with 297 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence.  Its website offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label 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. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception.

Belk offers many ways to connect via digital and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and Belk Blog, and provides exclusive offers, fashion updates, sales notifications and coupons via email or mobile phone text messages. Customers can also download the latest Belk mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone or Android.




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