Belk, Inc. operates retail department stores in the United States. Belk stores seek to provide customers the convenience of one-stop shopping, with an appealing merchandise mix and extensive offerings of brands, styles, assortments and sizes. The company sells top national brands of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics, home furnishings, house wares, fine jewelry, gifts and other types of quality merchandise. It also sells exclusive private label brands, which offer customers differentiated merchandise selections. The company was founded by William Henry Belk on May 29, 1888 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.