Top drawer: fashion news and views

Unexpected accessories

Hats, shoes, belts, bags: Everyone knows the drill. But sometimes it’s fun to step out of the usual accessory routine.

• Tim poses with a retro suitcase that matches his tomato-colored T-shirt. “I just like red,” he says.

• Found at the French Broad Antique Mall (794 Riverside Drive, Asheville, 225-0772): These unusual vintage-outfit toppers are one-of-a-kind. The white purse [left] features glass beading; the brightly patterned bow ties [right] can be worn as intended, or loosely dangled from a collar; the pink straw hat [below] is a 1920s throwback.

Try this on

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City‘s Carrie Bradshaw) recently introduced her “Bitten” ready-to-wear line through Steve & Barry’s Stores. Here’s Parker’s manifesto, according to “It is every woman’s inalienable right to have a pulled-together, stylish, confident wardrobe with money left over to live.” To prove her point, every “Bitten” item sells for less than $20. Shop locally at Steve & Barry’s in the Biltmore Square Mall (800 Brevard Road, Asheville, 667-0778).


In the July 5 issue of Xpress, Top Drawer incorrectly listed the phone number for designer Rachel Stack. The correct contact number is 337-9844.


About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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