Both locals and tourists alike have an excellent shopping experience at their fingertips in the Asheville Outlets mall off of I-26. “We have a lot of stores here that you won’t find within a hundred miles of us,” says Sharon Morgan, general manager of the Asheville Outlets. This is true of the Vera Bradley, Coach and Pandora stores in the mall.
At Vera Bradley, shoppers can find playful, bright patterns in all the important back-to-school gear. From pencil cases to shower caddies, there is something for students of all ages in patterns like paisley, animal print, flowers and dots. Additionally, Vera Bradley has an excellent selection of high-quality, unique luggage pieces for holiday travel. The mid-sized Weekender bag meets airline carry-on standards, which makes it perfect for a quick holiday excursion. The larger Grand Traveler bag is also carry-on compliant and features a comfortable trolley sleeve. Keep things in their place within your luggage with the Hanging Organizer, complete with a metal hanger for easy access when you reach your destination.
On the fashion front, the Express Factory Store is an ideal shopping destination for both casual and wear-towork pieces. A new trend that has appeared this fall is the unfinished hem on skinny jeans, which are popular in jewel tones like burgundy and emerald green. These bold colors carry over into men’s suit wear, as well.
The convenient location of Asheville Outlets is made even more easily accessible with its free shuttle service, added earlier this year. The bus runs daily on a call-forservice basis from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free shopping shuttle can be utilized by individual visitors or reserved for private group transportation to and from the outlet center.
Asheville Outlets is located at 800 Brevard Road. For more information about the Asheville Outlets, visit shopashevilleoutlets.com. You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.