Asheville Shades and Market Basket (no website yet) recently opened its doors at 36 Battery Park Ave. The boutique is two stores in one. Husband-and-wife owners Tom (he helms the sunglasses side) and Sheila (she manages the bags) Williams have put a stylish touch on two items that everyone needs. Sheila explains that she began by stocking the things that she likes, including an array of carry-alls from “far away,” such as Blessing Baskets from Ghana. Proceeds from those bright woven baskets go toward planting crops in the African nation. Another hit: The canvas and leather mail bags from India, that boast postal insignia from various countries.
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