Top drawer

Scantily plaid

Ashley Hill

• Who she is: Ashley Hill

• What she’s wearing: Shearling-trimmed bag from Bath & Body Works, plaid pants from Target.

Patent pending

Stephanie Coppola

• Who she is: Stephanie Coppola

• What she’s wearing: Cropped striped top and patent-leather shoes from Goodwill, pants from a store in New York, spider-web-print arm warmer, antique patent-leather purse.

Loose threads


Cool-weather finery takes shape at Worthwhile (33 Patton Ave., 225-3883).

Try this on

Newly opened shops (and a fashion show), just in time for holiday shopping (for yourself, of course!):

Hunk (9 W. Walnut, 253-4044) sells men’s clothing and accessories. That’s right, guys — all menswear. The shop (from the owners of the HoneyPot) offers new apparel and select vintage, such as leathers and smoking jackets. Visit them online at

Zakya (61 Haywood St., 254-9890) means “sweet” in Arabic. The boutique focuses on pretty, feminine clothing that can transition from work to evening. Key words: Low-key luxe. Stop by the grand opening on Friday, Dec. 1.

• Local wholesaler All Fun Gifts goes retail with an eBay store featuring handblown glass jewelry. Check out for pendants, beads, earrings and other gift ideas.

• A Maternity Fashion Show is slated for the Wedge Gallery on Sunday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m. Designers R. Brooke Priddy, Annie M. and Meredith Law show their creations. For info, call 337-3472.

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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