Southern Designer Showcase Finalists: Belk has named the finalists in its Southern Designer Showcase, including two Charlotte designers and five others from the Carolinas. The Charlotte designers are Kirsten Dexter and Sofia Ivlieva. Other area finalists are Donna Kinley of Gastonia, Emily Gonzalez and Katelyn Barringer of Rock Hill, Catherine Fain of Raleigh and Briana Long of Cary. Selected from nearly 300 entries, the 20 finalists will go on to compete for the opportunity to have their collections sold in select Belk stores and on belk.com in spring 2016. They’ll present their designs to a panel of Belk judges at the company’s headquarters in Charlotte on April 16. Judges will select the winners, who will be presented on May 14 during a celebration event at Belk headquarters.
Trina Turk Trunk Show: See the Trina Turk Spring Collection at Paul Simon Women through Saturday. The Village at SouthPark, 4300 Sharon Road. 704-333-6139; www.paulsimonco.com.