Shopping at the Corner
by Ashley Stewart
Main Street in Highlands is the shopping mecca of the Plateau. A good place to start is the corner of North Fourth Street and Main.
Allison Diane Clothing has the latest in modern fashion and design. Featuring lines such as Able of Nashville, Unpublished Jeans, and Brighton, they have a fabulous selection of leather goods and denim. They have a full line of modern styles in cashmere. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday – Saturday; and noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. Call (828) 526-5404.
“From Cobblestones to Cocktails,” the handmade shoes from Charleston Shoe Co. are as comfortable as they are stylish. With more than 50 styles to choose from, there’s something for every occasion. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday – Saturday; and noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. Visit charlestonshoeco.com or call (828) 482-7700.
Highlands Kids offers a vast selection of clothing and accessories for children. From newborns to tweens, you’ll find clothing, PJs, shoes and swimsuits. Make sure your little Highlander enjoys the Plateau as much as you do with their selection of toys, kid’s jewelry and accessories. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 Monday – Saturday and noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. Call (828) 526-5799.
Spartina 449 is here to bring the beach to the mountains. This specialty lifestyle brand of handbags, apparel and jewelry is inspired by the sea and shore. Their mermaid glass jewelry and embroidered bags pair perfectly with the cool pastels and pops of color in their apparel. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday – Saturday; and 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. Visit spartina449.com or call (828) 787-1178.
Mountain Paws has everything you need to keep your four-legged friends stylish and happy. The boutique offers a great selection of gadgets and accessories. Bring your fur baby in to sample their wide selection of fresh baked treats. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday – Thursday; 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. Call (828) 526-PAWS.
For the more discerning consumer, Highlands Fine Art and Estate Jewelry showcases a carefully-curated collection of modern and estate jewelry, including vintage watches from Rolex and Cartier. They also have a gallery of stunning art glass that leads to their collection of Tuscan wines from the Livernano and Casalvento Vineyards in Italy. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday – Saturday; and noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. Visit highlandsfineart.com or call (828) 526-0656.
Calder’s Coffee Café is continuing Buck’s long-standing tradition of great coffee and great service. They use only the finest fair trade, organic coffee and espresso. Fresh New York Bagels are flown in at least once a week. They’ve added coffee-centric gifts such as mugs and bourbon barrel aged coffee beans. For a shopping intermission, they offer iced or frozen coffee drinks, smoothies, beer and wine. They’re open 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Monday through Sunday. Visit calderscoffeecafe.com or call (828) 200-9308.
Wits’ End has been a family-run Highlands tradition for generations. Their wide selection of beautiful women’s apparel includes labels such as Draper James, Kinross Cashmere, Tyler Böe and Vineyard Vines. They also carry a lovely selection of handbags, scarves, wraps and jewelry. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Saturday; and noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. Visit them on Instagram @witsend65 or call (828) 526-3160.
Potpourri is everyone’s favorite place to go for eclectic housewares and gifts. Their Blue Q socks and dish towels are always a hit. The shop sits back-to-back with their eyewear gallery. They have 100s of name brand styles to keep your peepers protected. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday – Saturday; and noon to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday. For more (828) 526-8886.