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Belk announces winners of 'Southern Designer Showcase'
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Jun '13
Belk has selected 13 winners from nearly 300 entrants in the retailer’s second annual Southern Designer Showcase competition. The showcase winners are : Kari Bryde, Annabelle LaRoque, Lori Cunningham’ Elle Parkinson, Darrius Curry, Diane Wallace, Lucy Dang, Regina White, Charlene Dunbar, Anne Hughes Windmueller, Heather Menzie Gressette, Rhonda Wyman, Ali Howell.

“We are so excited to add these impressive designers to our Belk family,” said Kathryn Bufano, president and chief merchandising officer for Belk.  “This year’s winners truly represent the Modern. Southern. Style. that we deliver to our customers every day.”

Discovering new Southern design talent and featuring their products in stores is an important element of Belk's Southern Designer Showcase competition.  This year’s designers offer fresh new looks in women’s apparel, jewelry, handbags and children’s apparel. In 2012, fifteen designers were chosen as winners of the inaugural competition and in spring 2013, their products launched in select Belk stores around the country and on belk.com.

“We are thrilled to be able to introduce new brands that represent the talented South and look forward to bringing these wonderful designs to our customers next year,” said Arlene Goldstein, vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction for Belk.

About Belk, Inc.

Belk, Inc. is the nation’s largest family owned and operated department store company with 301 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and 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.

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