Arts & Crafts in Asheville

Horse and Hero

For a taste of Asheville’s contemporary creativity, and a distinctly psychedelic take on Appalachian art, drop into this groovy downtown gallery. As well as graphic design pieces and lithographs, it sells plenty of …
Sports & Outdoors in Asheville

Mast General Store

This long-standing North Carolina favorite is great for outdoor gear, organic and natural cosmetics, provisions, candy, toys – you name it, much of it produced locally.
Chocolate in Asheville

Chocolate Fetish

With its silky truffles ($2.25) and sinfully good caramels, not to mention 20-minute tasting tours ($10), Chocolate Fetish deserves a flag on any chocolate addict’s map. Recommendations? Chai Moon (chai tea and cinn…
Ceramics in Asheville

East Fork Pottery

Beautiful ceramic mugs and plates, made by a collective team of local ceramicists that includes Alex Matisse, the great-grandson of Henri himself. Their shop also sells a few of their favorite things, such as artisa…
Books in Asheville

Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe

Downtown’s best-loved new bookstore is cherished locally for its expert staff, who maintain a carefully curated selection of regional fiction and nonfiction. The cappuccino and wi-fi are very welcome too.
Shoes in Asheville

Tops for Shoes

This may look like a run-of-the-mill old-school shoe store, but venture inside – it’s enormous, with an eye-catching assortment of hiking boots and hip footwear.