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ali & bird Lands in Montgomery!

7/28/2013 8:56 PM  

We're so excited about our newest retailer -- Painted Pink in Montgomery, Alabama! This great, independent store features all your favorite lines in one boutique. Stop by and see our statement jewelry featuring bold chunky pieces, classic chain, coordinating earrings and 'birdy' bracelets!

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We’re Adding Retailers to the Nest!

7/23/2013 8:00 PM  

July Market at the Welcome Home showroom was a resounding success for us! We’re thrilled with the response to our award-winning line. One of the newest stores to feature our line is Oh Kay’s! in beautiful McAllen, Texas. Oh Kay’s! is the place for unique gifts in the Valley – and now the newest store to carry our US-made line. Stop by and see what’s new!

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Fall Preview Now Available!

7/20/2013 5:54 PM  

Following up on our line’s successful Fall debut at the July Gift Market, we’re thrilled to release our preview to our retailers.  Exciting introductions of chunky statement necklaces, elegant chain, and coordinating earrings and ‘birdy’ bracelets makes this a collection you won’t see anywhere else.  To see our Fall line, please email [email protected].

 

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ali & bird Flies into New Markets!

7/3/2013 11:47 AM  

We’re having a great summer at ali & bird jewelry. Fresh off our selection as a Belk Southern Designer Showcase winner, we’re adding new retailers and we couldn’t be more excited!

We’re now carried at Dalton Brody in Washington, DC! Stop by this great accessories and gift store to see the latest summer looks from our statement jewelry line!

We’re thrilled to now be carried at Mae Farmer Boutique in Shenandoah, IA! This great women’s clothing store is the most recent retailer in the ali & bird nest. Stop by and see what’s new for the season.

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ali & bird Wins Belk Southern Designer Showcase!

6/22/2013 11:46 AM  


CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk has selected 13 winners from nearly 300 entrants in the retailer's second annual Southern Designer Showcase competition. The showcase winners listed below were announced at an event at Belk corporate headquarters.

Kari Bryde

Little Rock, Ark.


Annabelle LaRoque

Columbia, S.C.

Lori Cunningham

New York, N.Y.


Elle Parkinson

Raleigh, N.C.

Darrius Curry

Lithonia, Ga.


Diane Wallace

Knoxville, Tenn.

Lucy Dang

Dallas, Tx.


Regina White

Chesterfield, Va.

Charlene Dunbar

Lilburn, Ga.


Anne Hughes Windmueller

Charleston, S.C.

Heather Menzie Gressette

Columbia, S.C.


Rhonda Wyman

Asheville, N.C.

Ali Howell

Atlanta, Ga.

   




"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.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (belk.com) 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. Each year, Belk gives a portion of its pretax income back to the communities it serves. In fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2013, the company and its associates, customers and vendors, donated more than $19 million to those communities. Belk.com offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect with Belk go to Belk Get Connected.

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Auburn, Alabama Welcomes ali & bird!

6/12/2013 8:00 PM  

We’re so excited about the newest retailer to join the ali & bird nest. We’re now carried at Ware Jewelers in Auburn, Alabama! Ware’s is the area’s oldest continuously operating, family jeweler and now the place to shop for statement jewelry.  Come in and see our award-winning line at this great, independent store!

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Here We Grow Again in Maryland!

5/15/2013 8:00 PM  

Imagine Boutique in Gaithersburg, Maryland is the latest retailer to carry our statement jewelry line! This adorable store features established and emerging designers and is the premiere shopping destination for Montgomery County and the DC area. Stop by and see what’s new for spring including bold statement necklaces, elegant chain, ‘birdy’ bracelets and earrings.

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ali & bird Selected As Finalist For Belk Designer Competition

5/13/2013 7:55 AM  

For the second year in a row, Belk has issued a call for entries from talented, emerging designers and has selected 31 finalists, one of whom is Atlantan, Ali Howell, to compete for the opportunity to have their collections sold in select Belk stores and on belk.com.  Ali is the founder and designer of ali & bird jewelry.

Out of the nearly 300 designer applicants, the finalists listed below will travel to Belk headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. on May 22 to present their collections to a panel of Belk judges in hopes of becoming Belk vendor partners.

“After the amazing success of last year’s Southern Designer Showcase we really felt like we needed to bring the competition back for a second year to continue showcasing talented southern designers,” said Arlene Goldstein, vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction for Belk.  “This group of finalists is so diverse yet they all capture the essence of Belk and the ‘Modern. Southern. Style.’ of our customers.”  “I’m so excited to be a finalist,” said Ali Howell.  “My statement jewelry line embraces Belk’s design approach, featuring pearls, natural stores, coral, turquoise and semi-precious stones set in unexpected ways.  As a woman-owned business owner, I’m thrilled to be considered for this opportunity!”

In 2012, 15 winners were selected in the inaugural Southern Designer Showcase competition. Collections from these designers are currently available in select Belk stores and on belk.com.

A select number of the 31 designers who will present their collections will be crowned Southern Designer Showcase winners and will have their designs available in Belk stores and on belk.com in 2014.  The winning designers will be notified and announced to the public during a special celebration at Belk headquarters on June 12.

The finalists are:

Kari Bryde Little Rock, Ark.

Rhonda Wyman Union Mills, N.C.

Jill Johnson Vacaville, Calif.

Lori Cunningham New York, N.Y.

Emily Elizabeth Scott Wilmington, Del.

Emily Papuga Charleston, S.C.

Jessica Fulks Atlanta, Ga.

Anne Hughes Charleston, S.C.

Stuart McClean Atlanta, Ga.

Annabelle LaRoque Columbia, S.C.

Ali Howell Atlanta, Ga.

Heather Menzie Gressette Columbia, S.C.

Sheree Crumpton Fairburn, Ga.

Marie Rhodes Starr, S.C.

Maria Harper Jonesboro, Ga.

Julia Davidson Summerville, S.C.

Charlene Dunbar Lilburn, Ga.

Andrea Young Woodruff, S.C.

Darrius Curry Lithonia, Ga.

Orean Collier Chattanooga, Tn.

Chiarra Joseph Valdosta, Ga.

Diane Wallace Knoxville, Tn.

Ashley Anderson Jackson, Ms.

Heidi Murphy Sevierville, Tn.

Perla Segovia Atkinson, N.C.

Hanh-Lucy Dang Dallas, Tx.

Bradley Rhyne Charlotte, N.C.

Dora Yim Richardson, Tx.

Tsvetelina McAuliffe Concord, N.C.

Regina White Chesterfield, Va.

Chantrelle (Elle) Parkinson-Cue Raleigh, N.C.



The ali & bird line is proudly made in the USA, and available in select stores.  ali & bird has been worn by celebrities such as Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank, CNN’s Maria Cardona and the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Iyanla Vanzant. In December, ali & bird jewelry was named ‘Best Jewelry Designer’ by Atlanta Magazine. For a complete list of retailer locations, please visit www.aliandbird.com.


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Love Barbara’s Necklace? It’s an ali & bird!

5/3/2013 10:48 AM  

We’re thrilled to have fans everywhere and we’re excited that Barbara Corcoran is one. She’s been spotted on ABC’s Shark Tank and the Today Show in her signature necklace, which is from our spring line.

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and this necklace is a great choice!  You can order the necklace from Cha Boutique in St. Louis and The Fisherman’s Wife in Wilmington, NC. Click the links above to hit their Facebook pages, and the stores will reach out to you! We’ve shipped to over 20 states so far!

Our line is proudly made in the USA!

 

 

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We're Feathering Our Nest in LaGrange!

5/3/2013 10:10 AM  

Our amazing retail success continues! We're so excited to now be featured at The White Orchid in LaGrange, Georgia. This adoroable store carries unique home accessories, a beautiful bridal registry, women's clothing and now, statement jewelry from ali & bird!  Stop by and see the newest color combinations for spring/resort including elegant chain, funky chunky looks, 'birdy' bracelets and earrings!

Our line is proudly made in the USA, and has been seen on Shark Tank, and the Atlanta Magazine!



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Sunset Beach Welcomes ali & bird

4/17/2013 8:00 PM  

Our amazing growth continues in North Carolina! We’re so excited to now be carried at Island Breeze in beautiful Sunset Beach, NC! This charming women’s clothing store features beautiful clothes with unforgettable style, exquisite accessories and now unique statement jewelry from ali  & bird!  Stop by and see what’s new for spring and summer!

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Porter's Gift Shop Carries ali & bird!

4/17/2013 8:00 PM  

We’re so excited about our newest retailer, Porter’s Gift Shop in Florence, SC! This amazing, independent boutique features the region’s leading bridal registry, gifts, home accessories and now our award-winning line of statement jewelry!  Stop by and see the latest chunky statement necklaces, elegant chain, ‘birdy’ bracelets and coordinating earrings.

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We Spread Our Wings West!

4/14/2013 8:00 PM  

Continuing our exciting expansion, we’re thrilled about our newest retailer, The Wood Garden in Oklahoma City, OK.  We’re excited for several reasons – it’s our first account from our Dallas Showroom, Doris Sanders, and our first store in the great state of Oklahoma!

Swing by The Wood Garden and see the unique collection of home furnishings and accessories carefully curated to create a warm and inviting look that’s always fresh, comfortable and stylish.   And speaking of stylish, check out their ali & bird selection including chunky statement necklaces, elegant chain pieces and coordinating ‘birdy’ bracelets and earrings!

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We're Flying into Ft. Lauderdale!

4/7/2013 8:00 PM  

We’re so excited to continue our expansion in the Sunshine State! Cactus Flower is the latest store to join the ali & bird nest.  This superb shop carries unique gifts, furnishings, and now, the fastest growing statement jewelry line – ali & bird jewelry! Stop by and see our beautiful spring and resort looks.

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Amazing Growth Continues! We Feather our Nest in Macon!

4/5/2013 8:00 PM  

What a great way to end an amazing week! We're so excited to be carried at Haven Linens in Macon, Ga. This adorable shop carries great linens, home decor, furniture, gifts and now statement jewelry by ali & bird!

Stop by and see our unique line at this unique boutique!

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ali & bird Lands in Little Rock!

4/5/2013 8:00 PM  

We’re so excited about our newest retailer – Bella Boutique – in beautiful Little Rock, Arkansas. This great, independent boutiques features unique gifts, accessories and now statement jewelry from ali & bird! Stop in and see our spring line featuring birdy bracelets, chunky and chain necklaces and coordinating earrings!


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We Land in Brookhaven!

4/2/2013 12:01 PM  

We're feathering our nest in Brookhaven! We're so excited about our latest retailer, Marguerite's on Dresden! This adorable shop features beautiful linens, tabletop accessories, gifts and now statement jewelry from ali & bird! Stop by and see our latest, bright looks for spring and resort.

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Welcome Anderson's Nantucket!

3/29/2013 8:00 PM  

Continuing our phenomenal growth, we’re so excited to now be carried at Anderson’s Nantucket. This unique store features the finest in Nantucket island inspired gifts and seaside chic style featuring furniture, tabletop, linens, home and now ali & bird jewelry!  Swing by as they open for the season and see the latest looks of our award-winning line of bracelets, earrings and necklaces!

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As Worn at The US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala!

3/27/2013 11:39 AM  

CNN's Maria Cardona was spotted wearing her ali & bird statement necklace while emceeing the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala. We're thrilled to have her as a fan!  For looks that take you from the conference room to the cocktail hour in style, please visit www.facebook.com/aliandbird.


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As Seen on the Today Show!

3/14/2013 8:00 PM  


Yes, that's Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran wearing her statement ali & bird necklace on a recent episode of the Today Show!  We're thrilled to have Barbara as a fan and know she looks like a million bucks in our statement jewelry.  Only ali & bird jewelry features our own amoeba chain and crystal, and features the ali & bird charm!  To find out more about our US-made line that takes you from the conference room to the cocktail hour, visit www.facebook.com/aliandbird.



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ali & bird Flies into Amelia Island!

3/13/2013 4:05 PM  

Continuing our incredible expansion, we're now being carried in lovely Amelia Island, Florida at Twisted Sisters. This adorable store on Amelia in Fernandina Beach carries great gifts, apparel, and now great statement jewelry by ali & bird! Stop by and see our bright, unique color combinations of necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

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ali & bird Nests in High Point!

3/8/2013 7:00 PM  

High Point, NC is known for stylish furniture, furnishings and great design. Wright Choices in beautiful High Point features fabulous handbags, accessories, clothing, and now great statement jewelry by ali & bird! Stop by this cute store and see our award-winning necklaces, earrings and bracelets – all proudly made in the USA!


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Sandy Springs Welcomes ali & bird!

3/6/2013 7:00 PM  

Continuing our amazing expansion, we’re now being carried at Fragile Gifts in beautiful Sandy Springs, Georgia. This fantastic, independent store carries an incredible selection of china, crystal, housewares and now statement jewelry by ali & bird. Stop by and see the colorful spring collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings – all proudly made in Atlanta!

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We're Nesting Again in the Midwest!

2/14/2013 10:00 AM  

Here we grow again!  We're so excited to now be carried at Looking Glass Designs in St. Louis. This charming shop in Lafayette Square carries unique gifts, home accessories and now great statement jewelry from ali & bird!

Stop by this clever store and see the latest colors and new spring introductions from the line Atlanta Magazine recently named ‘Best Jewelry Designer’!

 

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Fayetteville, NC Welcomes ali & bird!

2/9/2013 9:18 PM  

Continuing our southern expansion, we’re happy to announce we’re now being carried at Betty Kelly’s Gift Shop in beautiful Fayetteville, NC. This adorable shop is now run by the second generation of the original owner and carries great clothing, fantastic home accessories and now ali & bird jewelry.

Betty Kelly’s has a great selection of our spring line. Stop by and see what’s new in the line Atlanta Magazine recently named ‘Best Jewelry Designer’!

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