From jewelry studios to extravagant toy stores to pet bakeries and more, you’ll find a little bit of everything when you go shopping in Asheville, NC! Read on to learn the city’s hottest places to shop. Afterward, if you would like more recommendations on the area’s top attractions, download our free vacation guide. Our guide is full of suggestions on farmers markets, events, tours, local restaurants, and more!
The Best Places for Shopping in Asheville, NC
Whether you are searching for home decor, kitchenware, or a wardrobe update, you’ll find it all at the Asheville Outlets. Their factory outlet stores include G.H. Bass & Co., GNC, Nike, J. Crew, and more. Because of the diversity and affordability of many of the stores here, it is a great place to visit if you forget to pack any of your vacation essentials. Stop by Field & Stream for outdoor sporting goods, or step up your shoe game with a pair of Oxfords from Cole Haan. For a full list of stores and which are currently having sales and specials, visit the Asheville Outlets’ online directory.
You will find over 100 stores at the Asheville Mall, including like H&M, Vans, Yankee Candle Company, and Champs Sports. If you work up an appetite during your shopping spree, there are several fast dining restaurants located in the mall. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Chic-fil-A, Planet Smoothie, and Starbucks are just a few places to grab a quick bite!
For a full list of Asheville Mall stores with current special deals and sales, visit the Asheville Mall website.
Biltmore Park Town Square
Biltmore Park Town Square is a great place to eat, shop, and have fun. You’ll find Barnes & Noble, REI, and many other stores. If you left your furry friend at home for your Asheville vacation, remember to stop by Woof Gang Bakery and bring your pet home a treat! Another one of our favorite places to stop by is O.P. Taylor’s, a one-of-a-kind toy store that is full of fun for people of all ages. Catch a movie afterward at Regal Cinema, and remember to stop by Louella’s for some Southern-style barbecue!
Historic Biltmore Village
Located near the famous Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Village offers a wide selection of shops, including antiques, art galleries, home furnishings, and more. Notable stores include The Olde World Christmas Shoppe, Lululemon, and Village Antiques. You can even attend cooking classes at Williams Sonoma! When you get hungry, there are also plenty of great food and beverage options available, including Catawba Brewing Company and Rezaz Restaurant & Wine Bar.
River Arts District
The River Arts District is by far one of our favorite places to shop and browse. This one-of-a-kind district is home to multiple buildings that house an impressive amount of art galleries and studios. Whether you are searching for handmade jewelry, glasswork, or handcrafted furniture, you’ll find it all here. There isn’t a better way to have fun while supporting local artists. Remember to stop by Wedge Brewing Company for a refreshing craft beer afterward!
Stay Near It All
A day of shopping in Asheville will work up an appetite! Luckily, when you book your stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant, you won’t need to worry about where to go for dinner. Our menu is full of crowd-pleasing dishes that take advantage of the season’s freshest ingredients.
Book The Terrace King, one of our coziest accommodations. This room features direct access to our second floor public terrace where you can relax to the views and sounds of the Rocky Broad River. Daily breakfast, access to our outdoor hot tub and patio, and spa services are just a few perks that our guests enjoy. If you are ready to start planning your Western North Carolina vacation, check our current specials and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant!