Shopping Walking Tour in Asheville, Asheville

Shopping Walking Tour in Asheville (Self Guided), Asheville

Shopping in Asheville, NC is an elaborate activity, so one will definitely need a good deal of time to prepare for this exciting adventure. The city's streets are packed with a diverse and eclectic range of stores, little outlets, and craft galleries, catering to the diverse tastes and preferences of shoppers.

One notable destination is the Grove Arcade, an architectural gem that houses a collection of boutiques and artisanal goods. Here, visitors can peruse unique handcrafted items and local art, making it an ideal spot for those seeking one-of-a-kind treasures.

For those with a penchant for fine jewelry, Jewels That Dance is a must-visit, boasting a stunning selection of exquisite jewelry pieces that combine artistry and craftsmanship.

Book lovers will find solace in Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, a literary haven where they can explore an extensive collection of books while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Woolworth Walk takes shoppers on a nostalgic journey with its blend of vintage and contemporary art, crafts, and gifts.

L.O.F.T. of Asheville provides a modern fashion fix with its trendy clothing and accessories, while Indo Apparel & Gifts showcases an array of culturally inspired items.

Calling the shops in Asheville promises a delightful blend of artistry, culture, and individuality. Whether you're in search of artisanal crafts, fine jewelry, literary gems, or trendy fashion, the local shopping scene will delight you with an array of options suiting every taste. Don't miss the chance to explore these unique establishments and uncover your own hidden treasures in this charming mountain city. Come and discover Asheville's shopping gems today!
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Shopping Walking Tour in Asheville Map

Guide Name: Shopping Walking Tour in Asheville
Guide Location: USA » Asheville (See other walking tours in Asheville)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: HelenF
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Grove Arcade
  • Jewels That Dance
  • Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
  • Woolworth Walk
  • L.O.F.T. of Asheville
  • Indo Apparel & Gifts
Grove Arcade

1) Grove Arcade

The Grove Arcade goes by many names. Some refer to it as the Arcade Building or the Asheville Federal Building. Regardless of what it is called, the building is a beautiful and historic piece of architecture that is a worthwhile visit on your tour of the city. The building was designed by architect Charles N. Parker who adapted a Tudor Revival and Late Gothic style.

Construction on the Grove Arcade lasted from 1926 to 1929. It was created with the intent to serve as a base for a skyscraper that was never completed. Over time it served a variety of purposes. It was at one time one of the world's first indoor shopping malls. It was also home to the National Climatic Data Center.

Today, the Grove Arcade has a combination of dining, retail and residential space. Visitors are welcome to tour the portion of the building that is open to the public.
Jewels That Dance

2) Jewels That Dance

The number one place you want to check out when in Asheville is Jewels That Dance. Since 1983, this gallery is a brilliant environment where the most dazzling jewels can be purchased. The shop belongs to Paula Dawkins, a skilled goldsmith; her collections are the most awaited and requested in the city and elsewhere as well. The diversity of the shop is rather exuberant, as there are collections of titanium, gold jewelry and also gemstones, pearls and many other precious items. Come check it out Monday to Saturday between 10:30am and 6pm.
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

3) Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

Malaprop's Bookstore/Café is a special and unique bookstore where everybody’s opinion matters and where freedom of expression is promoted. Its owner and founder, Emoke B'Racz, strives to maintain the shop as a cozy environment for all who love reading. Here one will find a vast collection of books, cards and gifts. What's more, the store serves amazing coffee with delicious pastries. Visit Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sundays from 9am to 7pm.
Woolworth Walk

4) Woolworth Walk

Woolworth Walk is an art gallery and crafts space in downtown Asheville. It is a privately owned gallery that is held in the Woolworth Building. Lovers of art should visit Woolworth Walk to see pieces from local artists, purchase souvenirs to take home or visit the Woolworth Soda Fountain.

Glass, jewelry, photography, painting, metal, pottery, digital media and mixed media are all on display at Woolworth Walk. The bulk of the art is available for purchase, though it can also be simply admired.

The Soda Fountain is a prime example of history come to life. Visitors love stepping back into the past where they can recreate the experience of dining in a 1950s era Woolworth luncheonette. It is open seven days per week serving full meals, beverages and ice cream.

Woolworth is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 6pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 7pm and Sundays between 11am and 5pm.
L.O.F.T. of Asheville

5) L.O.F.T. of Asheville

At the L.O.F.T. (Lost Objects Found Treasures) you will find yourself lured into a world of long forgotten treasures. This enchanting gift shop is a thrilling place for one who adores antiques, unusual things and uncommon books. Since 1996, the L.O.F.T. is at your service, always coming up with new ideas and original things for you to take home. The shop is open from Sunday - Thursday: 9:30 am-9:00 pm; Friday- Saturday 9:30 am-10:00 pm.
Indo Apparel & Gifts

6) Indo Apparel & Gifts

Everything your heart desires is here at Indo Apparel & Gifts! Whether you are looking for musical instruments, incense, jewelry or finger puppets, this shop has it all. You are welcome to visit Indo Apparel & Gifts Monday through Thursday from 11am till 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 8pm and Sundays from 12pm till 6pm.

Walking Tours in Asheville, North Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Asheville

Create Your Own Walk in Asheville

Creating your own self-guided walk in Asheville is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Churches Walking Tour

Historical Churches Walking Tour

Those interested in quaint religious architecture are in for a pleasant surprise while in Asheville. The city is home to a number of Baptist churches, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, as well as Churches of Christ, not to mention a few non-Christian places of worship too, so it is safe to claim that practically each street corner here is a door to another denomination.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Asheville Introduction Walking Tour

Asheville Introduction Walking Tour

Asheville, North Carolina, a picturesque city nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a vibrant cultural and commercial hub that draws inspiration from its stunning natural surroundings. The city traces its origins back to the late 18th century, when it was incorporated in 1797, and was named after Samuel Ashe, the North Carolina Governor at the time.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles