Top drawer


Meg Gordon

• Who she is: Meg Gordon

• What she’s wearing: A vintage faux-fur trimmed coat purchased, years ago, at Time Warp in Atlanta.

• Why we love it: One of the best things about vintage wear is that it never goes out of style — unlike the season’s latest coat designs which, though likely inspired by retro looks, won’t shine as brightly next winter. The bold design of Meg’s zip-front coat dresses up her everyday work attire, while adding whimsy. Meg’s tip: Keep retro finds in shape with regular repairs.

Try this on

• Just opened: Union (18 Haywood St., 259-3300) is a stylish and easily navigable boutique with must-haves for men and women. Shop for jeans, button-down shirts, fun bags, puffer jackets and vests. The shop carries popular labels like Penguin and Ben Sherman.

• Shoe addicts, here’s your fix: BishUp’s Designs Boutique (68 College St., 251-1139) carries designer-inspired mules, sling backs, pumps and boots in satins, velvets and sequins. A sales associate points out that dressy boots are perfect for dress-down Asheville style. “Anything with jewels is hot,” she advises. “You put on your jeans and your jeweled boots and you’re ready to go.” Here’s the best part: The shop’s priciest footware tops out at a very reasonable $84.

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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