Belk Launches Premium Denim Collection: Chip & Pepper® California

Exclusive Line of Men's and Women's Denim Now Available at select stores and on

Sep 25, 2013, 09:00 ET from Belk, Inc.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlotte-based Belk, Inc., the nation's largest family owned and operated department store, is proud to announce a new partnership with denim experts Chip & Pepper Foster. This exclusive line, Chip & Pepper® California, offers trend-setting, premium denim and is now available in 100 Belk locations, including

"We are so excited to bring our signature denim styles to the Belk customers," said Chip Foster, one of the twin brothers behind the well-known brand. "Belk is the home of 'Modern. Southern. Style.' and we can hardly wait to introduce Belk customers to our designs which not only have an incredible fit but can be dressed up or down depending on your individual style."

"At Belk, we are constantly searching for new ways to bring innovative fashion to our customers. This new collection expands our denim offering to include premium fit and styles at affordable prices," said Kathryn Bufano, president and chief merchandising officer at Belk. "Chip & Pepper have more than 20 years of experience designing high-quality denim with expert fits. Denim continues to be one of our best product categories, and we look forward to offering these fresh, new styles to our customers."

Both men's and women's merchandise will be offered. Denim styles start at $68, with some styles and washes priced at $78. This fall's first offering also includes men's t-shirts priced at $32, and women's long-sleeved knit tops priced at $38. Belk will introduce more styles in Spring 2014.

Chip & Pepper Foster will take their denim on tour, stopping in Tuscaloosa and Nashville later this month. At each stop, they will help customers find the perfect fit.

About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. ( is the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company with 301 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states with a growing digital presence. 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. Each year, Belk gives a portion of its pretax income back to the communities it serves. In fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2013, the company and its associates, customers and vendors, donated more than $19 million to those communities. 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. To connect with Belk go to Belk Get Connected.

Modern. Southern. Style.
Belk seeks to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve.  Our vision is for the modern Southern woman to count on Belk first – for her, for her family, for life.



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