Established in 1888, Belk is a privately owned department store that offers a range of household products. It operates more than 300 stores in the United States. The company offers bedroom and bathroom accessories, flatware, kitchenware and gift items. It provides a range of cutlery sets, pots, grillers, ovens, blenders and mixers, glasses and cookware. Belk features an extensive line of towels, quilts, mattress pads, linens and pillows. Belk supplies products of various brands, such as Kate Spade, Biltmore, Lauren, Royal Albert and Vera Wang. In addition, the company offers gift cards for various occasions, including weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. Belk maintains a presence in Birmingham, Ala.