Asheville Shopping Guide

Antique Tobacco Barn

The name is apt, as there are more than 70,000 square feet of antiques and repos in this barnlike former tobacco trader's warehouse. The amount of merchandise is staggering—from church pews to wicker end tables and old-fashioned card catalog files—and the condition of each piece is impeccable.
75 Swannanoa River Rd., 828-252-7291

Products: Vintage, Antique, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Linens, Outdoor, Tabletop
Type of Store: Consignment/Resale

Constance Boutique

Two decades on, this Asheville landmark hasn't lost an ounce of its edge. A few years back, it moved to a larger, more atmospheric space (with terrazzo floors, unbleached-wool area rugs, and tribal furniture), and owner Constance Ensner opened two additional stores in the city—Constance and Context—all three carrying the same crop of brilliant staples like Alexis Bittar jewelry, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, and Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags.
2 Hendersonville Rd., #A, 828-252-4002, constanceboutique.com

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Honeypot

It's not every day that we hear of a farmer who ditched her tractor to open a vintage store, but that's exactly what Sara Legatski did six years ago. Ever since, she has become a master sourcer of dependably stylish pieces from the '50s through the '80s, some of which she discovers on her trips across Appalachia. And she's also started stocking brand-new pieces by local designers like Ship to Shore and a ton of fabulous accessories to go with everything.
86 N. Lexington Ave., 828-225-0304

Products: Women's Clothes, Vintage, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Porter & Prince

Luxe jacquard coverlets, jewelry, guest soaps shaped like robins' eggs, mirrored Louis XIV-style dressers, all sorts of linens for adults and babies: The items here are undeniably exquisite and make for impressive gifts.
2 Hendersonville Rd., 828-236-2337, porterandprince.com

Products: Beauty, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Linens, Tabletop, Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Ship to Shore

Decorated with twig bundles, sepia-tone photos, taxidermied birds, and a velvet fainting couch, R. Brooke Priddy's atelier is as blithely romantic as her designs. Nearly all of her feminine, custom-made pieces have a mermaid-y feel—asymmetric panels of silk hug the torso, then flare into dramatic hems.
426 Haywood Rd., 828-242-1378, shiptoshoreshop.com

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Women's Clothes
Type of Store: Boutique

Turner & Co. Apothecary

Located just a few blocks from the entrance to the Biltmore Estate, former MTV stylist Katina Turner's clean, modern beauty goods emporium has Asheville exclusives on loads of upscale, hard-to-find brands-and only features the most sought-after products from each, like Nyakio's Kenyan coffee body scrub, Monyette Paris' lily-of-the-valley perfume oil, and wallet toffee lip gloss.
18 Brook St., 828-277-1205, turnerapothecary.com

Products: Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique

Wink Heads & Threads

This spot is half hip salon, half equally fab shop, and it concentrates on cute, comfortable clothing (dresses are especially popular, specifically ones from Ella Moss and Max and Cleo) and sprinkles in fun odds and ends, like fun and colorful messenger bags, one of a kind jewelery pieces by loacl artists and faux-jade carved bracelets.
18 Brook St., Ste. 103, 828-277-4070, ilovewink.com

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Jewelry, Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique