Anytime you visit the mountains of Western NC, you want to enjoy nature and immerse yourself in the culture and surroundings. You want to ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway, see some waterfalls, and maybe get out for a hike. Sometimes though, you may want to check out what city life in the mountains is all about. You want to eat at the local restaurants, maybe see what sort of brewery and wine scene there is, and you definitely want to shop. Shopping near Asheville and in Asheville can provide you with some great stores you’re familiar with along with some boutiques and places local to the towns.
Here are the 4 Top Spots for Shopping
1. Asheville Mall
You don’t want to miss out on all the stores you know and love! Asheville Mall provides you with just that. You’ll find stores such as American Eagle, Belk, Build-a-Bear, Footlocker, and so many brands that you’re used to seeing in malls across the country. As we all know, malls have some local shops and stores in them as well. Asheville Mall is no different. You will find quite a few more specialized stores here. For your everyday shopping experience, head on over!
2. Asheville Outlets
Like the Asheville Mall, the Asheville Outlets have the stores and bargain-pricing you expect from outlet stores. You’ll find Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, Coach, and so much more here at the outlets. You may even find some stores you don’t see everywhere else like Pepper Palace, where you can get all the hot and spicy products you can desire. Maybe, you want to check out Pop N’ Beards, one of the largest selections of the popular POP toys and figures. As always, take advantage of their constant discounts and specials!
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3. Historic Biltmore Village
The Historic Biltmore Village is a shopping experience you can’t pass up. Here, you will wander the cobblestone streets and find a plethora of local boutiques and stores. You can find some national brands like The Olde World Christmas Shoppe, but you will mostly see the culture and local flare of Asheville in the less-known boutiques and shops. Shop handcrafted jewelry, metal pieces, apparel, and linens. There isn’t much you won’t find here that isn’t available anywhere else. While you’re out and about in the historic village, be sure to stop for a bite to eat at these Biltmore Village restaurants!
4. Grove Arcade
We know what you’re thinking, and no, this isn’t an arcade like some may think. Grove Arcade is considered shop and restaurant row in Asheville. This is the place to go for everything local. You won’t find a national brand down this strip of shops and restaurants. You will find the beating heart of Asheville in these shops and products. Everything is made with the unique character that is the people of Western NC. If you want a true mountain experience while shopping, you need to head over to Grove Arcade
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After You Shop, Drop into Orchard Inn
When you’re done shopping near Asheville and you’re heading back to your room, you may want to stop at one of the local breweries near Saluda and The Orchard Inn!
Here at the inn, we offer a lot of accommodations to fit any budget. As a small, local B&B, we believe in the finest touches when it comes to our rooms, charming cottages, and beautiful mountain-view suites. Each morning you can head over to our glass-enclosed restaurant for a gourmet breakfast, or you can check out our locally sourced menu for dinner and our famous Sunday brunch.