According to the National Resources Defense Council, Americans are 4% of the world’s population but generate 12% of its solid waste. Parents are conscious of their families’ contribution to this literal trash heap.
Jazmin Whitmore always enjoyed fashion, yet struggled to afford buying clothes. As a plus-size woman, finding items in her size was also frustrating. It’s a struggle familiar to many women. According to a study on clothing size standards published in 2016, the average American woman is size 16 to 18. However, too many brands have been […]
“A customer in the Asheville area encouraged me to write this because she believes people don’t understand how to tip for shop/delivery services like Shipt or Instacart.”
Wellness tourism has taken off in Asheville. Asheville Wellness Tours highlight the best wellness experiences Asheville has to offer, with walking tours, bachelorette parties and shopping.
Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in a red suit? Here’s where to do all of those things. For more ideas, visit the Community Calendar and mountainx.com. • Even if you’re not traveling […]
Nestled between the occasionally controlled chaos of Black Friday and the countless clicks of Cyber Monday sits a relatively new post-Thanksgiving shopping day. As the name implies, Small Business Saturday calls on holiday gift-seekers to patronize small retailers rather than, or in addition to, big-box stores. This Saturday, Nov. 29, marks the fifth incarnation of […]
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, an innovative new Asheville venture is aiming to transform regular credit or debit cards into reward cards that save local consumers money and benefit local businesses.
Local shoppers can save money on a variety of items soon, as Aug. 2-4 marks North Carolina’s final tax-free weekend.
Even if this is the final Bele Chere, the arts, crafts and wares for sale are as good as ever. Shop on Haywood and College Streets; Patton, Battery Park and Biltmore Avenues; and in the Art Park on Patton Avenue.
Keep your holiday shopping dollars in the community with these deals at area independent businesses. Photo from Blog Asheville.
Bele Chere is more than just bands and foods-on-a-stick. It’s shopping, too. Think: gifts, apparel, jewelry, accessories and Asheville souvenirs. Here are some of our top shopping picks for this year:
Asheville Shades and Market Basket just opened at 36 Battery Park Ave. and some of its stock, including a unique collection of postal bags, is already proving to be a hit.
Xpress’ Spring Style Guide launches in this week’s print issue. In our fashion spread, we pair sweet florals with tough accessories. Click through for the full slide show.
Taking a trip down the aisle can be a scary experience — and we’re not talking about marriage. We’re talking about the grocery store. Today, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension announced the release of a series of online videos created specifically to help consumers make smart and healthy decisions when they shop for various edibles.
Looking for another downtown location to shop locally? Garage 34 on Lexington Ave. features unique gifts from local artists and non-profits.
Beyond the bands, the food, the drinks and the people-watching, Bele Chere offers plenty of shopping opportunities. Vendors both local and from afar set up booth with all kinds of clothing, accessories, hats, sunglasses, gifts, oddities and wonders. Xpress takes a tour of some shopping highlights.
An industrial lot was transformed into a sea of flea market finds at the grand opening of the Paris of the South Flea Market this weekend.
A number of boutiques around downtown Asheville are offering sales this weekend. Here’s where to look.
There are eight shopping days left, people. This is no time to rest on your laurels. Luckily, the opportunities to score cool, unique, local gifts are abundant this weekend.
What kind of deals can you get at your local retailers? Hint: Be sure and pick up this week’s Xpress for some rad coupons. Logo courtesy the Asheville Grown Business Alliance.