Belk is now accepting submissions for its Southern Designer Showcase competition. The contest invites Southern designers in the categories of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and shoes and women’s accessories to vie for the chance to have their collections produced and sold in Belk stores and online.
Interested designers can visit belk.com/southerndesigner to submit applications through April 30. Designers must be 18 years or older and currently living in the South or have a strong connection to the region. Finalists will be chosen in May by a panel of Belk executives. Those finalists will then be invited to present their designs at Belk headquarters in Charlotte in June. Winners will be announced after that presentation.
The winners will receive a cash prize and have their designs produced and sold by Belk in spring 2019.
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“This competition not only provides emerging designers a platform to expand their brand, but also gives us access to creative minds focused on the latest trends in Southern fashion,” says Nir Patel, Belk executive vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s, kids’, home and global sourcing.
Kendra Scott in North Hills will raise funds for the North Carolina chapter of the ALS Association during a benefit from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Attendees can shop a curated collection of jewelry and enjoy refreshments during the event. Proceeds will benefit the ALS Association’s work to find a cure for the disease. Those who can’t attend the event can still order via phone with free shipping and their purchases benefiting the association. For more info or to order via phone, call 919-636-7700.
New jewelry from designer Irene Neuwirth will be in store at Vermillion in North Hills during a trunk show Feb. 7-8. Neuwirth is known for creating colorful, distinctive rings, necklaces and more with vibrant precious and semi-precious gemstones. To schedule an appointment, call 919-787-9780.
Dress for Success Sale
Dress for Success Triangle NC hosts its annual winter boutique sale Feb. 9-10 at Northgate Mall in Durham. Bargain hunters can score deals on new and gently used name-brand suits, coats, sweaters, dresses and more for as little as $5. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 10. For a $20 donation, shoppers can get early access each day at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit Dress for Success’ programs to help local women in need. For more info, call 919-286-2128.
Dress designer resale boutique is now accepting consignment appointments. Those interested in selling their designer clothing and accessories in the store can schedule a consultation by calling either the Wade Avenue location at 919-699-6505 or the Six Forks location at 919-945-4997.
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