Bellagio Art to Wear offers fine artistic fashion by hard-to-find designers like Babette, Panache, and Todd Reed. In addition to the colorful and elegant clothing on display, the gallery has interesting accessories like steel-and-leather purses, and conversation-piece jewelry utilizing natural materials like diamond crystal and bone. If all that's not enough for you, there's also a selection of eclectic trinkets. Its sister store, the New Morning Gallery, is right next door, while the owner's fine art gallery Blue Spiral 1 is downtown.
It's every little girl's dream to grow up to be a hairstylist. Marcy Lanier was no different, and Willow's Dream, is the wonderful manifestation of hers. Named after her daughter, this trendy Downtown salon offers a range of treatments and therapies. It specializes in haircuts and coloring, personalized to suit every customer's tastes and preferences. Pamper yourself with other services like facials, skincare, waxing, manicures and pedicures. The skilled and experienced entourage coupled with cutting-edge techniques ensure you have a relaxed and deservedly self-indulgent time. The lovely boutique alongside features scented candles and organic essential oils that are great for an at-home spa experience.
From the outside, this store looks modern, even contemporary. But step through those glass doors and you'll be transported back to your childhood days when you hung out at the corner candy store. Grab a bucket and choose from over 500 kinds of candy, some hard-to-find old favorites, displayed in bushel baskets on one side of the store. Remember Chuckles and Mary Janes? Well, they've got 'em! If you can get past the candy, Mast also stocks a charming array of country style products as well as sports gear and clothing.
The Farmer's Market lets consumers purchase fresh products in bulk or in single items. The retail area houses individual businesses offering fruit and vegetables by the pound, mountain crafts, jams, jellies, honey and preserves and more. In the open-air truck sheds, customers can buy in bulk from certified farmers who sell from their trucks or small sheds. You'll find local restaurants purchasing their daily goods as well as local homemakers looking for fruits and vegetables to can. This is also home to Jesse Israel & Sons Garden and Nursery Center. Only cash is accepted.
Feeling stressed? Let the spa-like ambiance of Julia Monet's boutique ease your cares away. Her appointments are private time to focus on your needs and your style. Julia is also an Ayurvedic skin care specialist so try a facial treatment or makeover, too. Revel in her exclusive designs; casual or dressy, they are all elegant. Their flow and fit are comfortable as a summer breeze, no buttons, no zippers; just luxurious fabrics with matching jewelry and accessories to complement the female form. You will leave feeling gently empowered and glad you came - share the secret. -Nadine Naujoks
A stunning variety, spectacular designs and consistent quality have made Tops for Shoes a trusted name for shoes and sandals in the city. Be it for a dressy occasion or a formal office day, pick out a pair from the collection. Available in all sizes, the store stocks designer shoes by Calvin Klein, Hunter, Michael Cors, Jeffrey Campbell and Van Eli. Both men and women are sure to find comfortable footwear suited for all events here.
Stevenson Rare Coins & Jewelry, amongst Asheville natives, has rejuvenated what was once one of the most popular hobbies. Over the centuries, the United States dollar has seen various changes. Prominent amongst them were the English and Spanish influences it has had. The power of the currency itself can't be disputed. Stevenson Coins helps collectors go through the years and find what's missing. Being the largest buyer in North America, a trip to the place is sure to bring you one step closer to making that collection a complete one.
At Mountain Sunshine Farms, pick the choicest of products and fill your shopping cart with things as exotic as beans, Amish Gouda cheese, honey, ham that has been cured for a year and many such things. The muscadine jelly is too good to miss. The cheese which is manufactured here itself is one of the finest of its kind; combine it with wild huckleberry jam, which will make your mouth water while you may end up buying a large stock of the preserved fig. Definitely a shop for all food enthusiasts.
Located off Andrew Jackson Highway, Marthaler Jewelers is set in Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville. Established in 2010, this jewelry store was founded by Andy and Tonya Marthaler. They offer a fantastic selection of specially-handcrafted jewelry that are made with high-quality gold and gemstones. It includes a variety of rings, earrings, necklaces, bangles and a lot more.
Visit the Appalachian Craft Center and take a look at the amazing works of over 150 local artists at this one location. This place brings together a rich selection of jewellery, pottery, glassware, books and local food items like jams, honey etc. Owing to the variety of items that are on offer, it is a must-visit to shop for oneself or for gifts.
Looking Glass Creamery is an exclusive producer of artisanal cheeses and traditional goat's milk caramel. The creamery uses fresh milk sourced from local family farms where cows and goats are raised in healthy environments. Pack Square, Ellington, Chocolate Lab, Ridgeline, Bear Wallow, Chevre, Fresh Curds and Goat Cheddar are some of the speciality items available here. The charming cheese shop has a small bar where you can enjoy a selection of the highly recommended, flagship cheeses along with a glass of wine.