Browse racks on racks on racks at Asheville Vintage Market. | Photo by @carolspags for AVM.
It’s no secret that Asheville is seriously stylish, and that’s especially true when it comes to vintage clothing stores. To help you spice up your closet just in time for summer, we’ve rounded up seven of our city’s coolest collections of secondhand and vintage clothing.
Asheville Vintage Market, 137 Coxe Ave. Each month, this vintage market pops up at Asheville Sports Club with a variety of vendors selling t-shirts, denim, leather goods, and more — plus, you can even score Asheville Vintage Market merch.
The Enchanted Forest, 235 Merrimon Ave. This resale boutique has been operating since 1997, showcasing items from high-end brands like Prada and Coach, along with outdoor brands such as Patagonia and Merrell.
Honeypot Vintage, 86 N. Lexington Ave. Whether you’re looking for gowns, jewelry, furs, leather, or lace, this eclectic spot has it all — they even supplied the cast of Stranger Things with 80s clothing for the show’s third season.
House of Kismet, 27 Foundy St. #40 Deck yourself out head to toe in items sourced primarily from the 1970s and earlier with clothing, jewelry, hats, and other accessories.
Ragtime Vintage Clothing, 20 E. Walnut St This small shop is a go-to for denim from classic brands like Levi, Wrangler, Lee, and more — plus, you may just find the perfect vintage motorcycle jacket.
rEvolve Mercantile, 697 Haywood Rd. You won’t find any fast fashion items at this store — but you will find a delightful selection of vintage and secondhand goodies with the option to buy, sell, or trade items.
Roam Collective, 120 Coxe Ave. Unit 1C This newly opened space offers a curated selection of high-quality secondhand garments — and be sure to top off your look with a piece of its handmade upcycled jewelry.
White Squirrel Weekend | Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28 | Downtown Brevard | Free | Dedicated to WNC’s iconic white squirrels, this fest boasts free concerts as well as plenty of locally made food, art, and crafts.
Gallabrae | Friday, May 26-Saturday, May 27 | Times vary | Downtown Greenville & Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | $20 | Be Scottish for a day and celebrate Celtic culture with bagpipes, heavy athletic competitions, a car show, and more at one of the biggest Scottish Games in the region.*
Saturday, May 27
Hippo Campus | Saturday, May 27 | 5:30 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville | $35-$95 | See the indie-pop band with support from Gus Dapperton at the first show on Rabbit Rabbit’s new Julian Price Stage.
A.M. In The P.M. | Saturday, May 27 | 12-5 p.m. | Cellarest Beer Project, 395 Haywood Rd., Asheville | Free | Sip a Cellarest brew and shop local vendors at this artist market.
Paella Cooking Class | Saturday, May 27 | 4-7 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E. Sondley Dr., Asheville | $95 | Learn to make Spain’s national dish in this guided class.
Sunday, May 28
Slice of Life Standup Comedy | Sunday, May 28 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company, 675 Merrimon Ave., Asheville | $14 | Laugh along to sets from stand up comics or try out your own jokes on the crowd — performers get free pizza.
An Evening of Looped Music | Sunday, May 28 | Story Parlor, 227 Haywood Rd., Asheville | $12-$15 | Enjoy a performance from three artists who build original songs in real time as they perform.
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Ceremony | Monday, May 29 | 2 p.m. | Pack Square Park, 121 College St., Asheville | Free | Lt. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin is the keynote speaker, with the Army National Guard’s Army Band performing a half-hour before and after the ceremony.
Spring Plant Sale and Market | Friday, Jun. 2-Saturday, Jun. 3 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville | $20 | The Market features unique plants grown in The North Carolina Arboretum’s Production Greenhouse and includes over 20 local growers + businesses, kids crafts, and live music.*
Asheville City Council approved several speed limit changes at its May 23 meeting. The new speed limits will take effect as the new signs are posted. Find out where speed limits are changing.
Canton’s Pactiv Evergreen paper mill blew its final whistle this week. Over 100 residents gathered to support each other as they heard the whistle go off one last time, signaling the last shift for mill workers. The mill is expected to officially close on Friday, June 9. (Blue Ridge Public Radio)
A proposed apartment building near Biltmore Village could be home to about 270 units. Plans detail the split-level building standing four-stories tall along Fairview Rd. and five-stories on the side facing the interior parking lot. Next, the plan will be presented to the Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission for public review. (Ashevegas Hot Sheet)
$2 million. That’s the listing price for the Patton Ave. Krispy Kreme location. The building that houses Asheville’s only Krispy Kreme locationis for sale, but it still has the chance to renew its lease by October 31, pending on whether it sells or not. Just in case, get em’ hot and fresh while you can. (WLOS)
Mountain Housing Opportunities has acquired 75 units of special needs housing. This move means that 90+ residents with special needs will now be able to reside in affordable units across 20 properties in Buncombe County. Learn how you can support the mission.
Asheville GreenWorks is shaking things up. The 50-year-old nonprofit announced a change in leadership with new strategic direction. The new mission will focus more on, inspiring an equitable, climate-resilient future. Effective this June, executive director Dawn Chávez will step down, with operations director Eric Bradford serving as interim executive director.
Asheville’s oldest and highest-rated mattress, futon + bed store is sharing special Memorial Day savings with Ashevillians through Wednesday, May 31. Shop local and save 30-70% off of chain store prices at Affordable Bedding. Stop in or call ahead (828) 254-5555.*
Located within the gorgeous gated community of Creston (15 minutes from Black Mountain), this stunning 3 BD, 3.5 BA home offers an open floor plan and many upgrades, including a new stone patio, two-car garage, a bonus room ideal for an office, gym, or creative studio + long-range mountain views.*
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Appalachian Mountain Brewery co-owners Nathan Kelischek and Chris Zieber. | Photo by Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Two cousins and Asheville natives are making waves in the world of craft brewing as the first-ever to buy themselves back from Anheuser-Busch.
The Boone-based Appalachian Mountain Brewery joined Anheuser-Busch’s portfolio after the corporation acquired the Craft Brew Alliance in 2021. But about six months ago, the brewery started efforts to split from the brand to focus on localizing its goals of sustainability and philanthropy.
“We decided that the best course of action for us to kind of retain that control, retain the focus on philanthropy and innovation that AMB’s had was to go ahead and buy the brewery back,” said co-owner Chris Zieber.
The repurchase of the brewery is a double homecoming as the brewers gear up to open their Mills River taproom on June 19. The space will offer 32 beverages on tap, from small-batch beers and ciders to seltzers craft cocktails. Plus, expect a full restaurant menu featuring a southern spin on classic pub fare.
Have you seen a hippo hanging out near Biltmore Gardens? A plushie hippo that is. Hippo was lost earlier this week and its owner is on an urgent quest to find it. Let her know if you’ve spotted it so Hippo can go back to his loving home.