Top drawer

Highs & lows

• Who she is: Aubrey Adams

• What she’s wearing: A black-and-white striped top, black dress from the HoneyPot, knee socks with zippers from the Costume Shoppe, and Converse high-tops

• Her style: “I make a lot of my own clothes,” Aubrey explains. “But when I shop, I mainly go to MakeMe Fabrics [located in the Costume Shoppe] and [to stores] on Lexington Ave.”

•Who she is: Summer

•What she’s wearing: A restructured skirt of her own design, black leggings and Converse low-tops.

Flats are the new heels

Check out these brocade and leopard-print China flats from Open Door Boutique (35 Haywood St., 254-8056). There are plenty more styles to choose from, and they’re cheap enough to buy lots.

Loose threads

The Classie Moon Thrift Boutique (36 Battery Park Ave., 252-3492) recently opened in downtown Asheville, providing bargain shoppers with a supply of contemporary clothing. Women’s jeans, pants, tops, sweaters, skirts, shoes and dresses are available, as well as plenty of apparel in Indian gauze and other ethereal, flowing fabrics. The shop also features tarot readings and a paranormal museum.

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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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