Belk recently announced the winners of its annual Southern Designer Showcase competition, and a designer with Triangle roots was among the five collections chosen.
N.C. Central University grad Amanda Williamson, with her Ennyluap women’s clothing collection, was among the winners of the store’s design competition. Other winners were Blithe by Katherine Todd, Natt Taylor Collections by Natt Taylor, Reece Blaire by Katelyn Barringer and Emily Gonzalez, and three07 by April Moore and Courtney Tyre.
Williamson and the other winners will receive a cash prize and will have their collections sold in select Belk stores and on belk.com in spring 2016.
Williamson launched her line in 2011. In 2013, she made her New York Fashion Week debut as a participant in a designer showcase at the Helen Mills Center. She says this win marks another big step in the future of her label and career as a fashion designer.
“This is an unimaginable achievement that is propelling Ennyluap in the direction it should go,” says Williamson. “I am happy to present our classic contemporary designs to Belk’s customers.”
Certain Things in Cameron Village will have new shirts, dresses, jackets and more from Before & Again for a trunk show on Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served during the event, and shoppers will receive a free gift with Before & Again purchases. For more info, call 919-828-5055.
Date Night at Bailey’s
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry hosts a Bourbon, Bow Ties and Burgers date night on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at its Cameron Village location. Attendees can peruse the latest gems, along with bow ties from High Cotton, while enjoying cocktails from Crude Bitters and burgers from Bad Daddy’s. The event is free. For more details, call 919-829-7337.
Day Without Shoes
Peachy Keen boutique in Cary celebrates One Day Without Shoes along with TOMS on Thursday. For every barefoot photo posted on Instagram with the hashtags #peachykeenODWS and #withoutshoes, TOMS will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need. And on that day, shoppers can bring a pair of gently worn shoes to the store, and Peachy Keen will donate them to InterAct and give shoppers 10 percent off their purchase. For details, call 919-678-8825.
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