Belk is a chain of department stores located in the United States. It was founded by William Henry Belk in the year 1888 and was originally known as New York Racket. Its founding location was Monroe, North Carolina, but its current headquarters are in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are more than 300 locations in the United States, and they have more than 24,700 people working in these many locations. The parent company is Sycamore Partners. This retail store sells mid-to-high-end clothing for men and women as well as shoes, accessories, outerwear and fragrances.