Town Square Shopping
by Ashley Stewart
There’s a lot to see and do in Highlands, but you can easily spend an entire afternoon in the Town Square.
As my grandfather used to say, we don’t have a sweet tooth, all of our teeth are sweet. And the new owner’s of Kilwin’s Fudge Shop know that all too well. Landon and Ashley Clark took over the chocolate haven this past February. They’ve added some new merchandise, as well as a bar by the window to sit and enjoy your truffles, marzipan, fudge or ice cream. They’re open 10:00 to 10:00 Monday through Saturday and noon to 10:00 P.M. on Sunday. Call (828) 526-3788 or visit kilwins.com/highlands.
Palm Beach, Florida’s favorite place to go for comfortable, sophisticated style has made its way to Highlands. C. Orrico has been setting the standard for classic American style since 1985. Their bright, colorful pieces are perfect for a day of shopping or a night out on the town. They’re open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., and Sunday from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.. Call (828) 526-9122.
New owners Donna and Chad Skiles are excited to bring a homey and welcoming atmosphere to Colonel Mustard’s Specialty Food Shop. Come sample the seemingly endless selection of specialty foods and locally made condiments. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday. Follow them on Facebook at Colonel Mustard’s of Highlands and on Instagram @col.mustardshighlands. For more information, call (828) 526-8697.
TJ Bailey’s for Men offers a wide range of styles from traditional and conservative to bold and adventurous. As a full-service men’s clothier, enjoy a cocktail while the experts take your measurements. Upstairs, in their Bespoke Boutique, explore a wide range of fits and fabrics for a tailor-made look. Ask them about their wedding attire services. TJ Bailey’s and Bespoke are open 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday. Call (828) 526-2262 or visit tjbaileys.com.
Potpourri is the place to go to find trendy clothes, jewelry and accessories. Their Natural Life products are cute, funky and fun. They also have a great selection of eyewear, including Australian based Quay sunglasses. Potpourri, along with their sister store across the street, strive to provide products that are fun and affordable. They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday. Call (828) 526-9888.
For 31 years, shoppers have been, well, spoiled by the fabulous selection of clothing and accessories at Spoiled Rotten. The staff is eager to encourage and dress you for any trip or occasion. They love creating repeat customers and are always happy to see you, even if you just drop in to say, “Hi.” They’re open 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. Call (828) 526-3608 or visit SpoiledRotten2.com
Unlike other jewelry galleries, Silver Eagle is family-friendly and welcomes large groups. Their vast collection of gemstones are available in every conceivable form, from raw fragments to intricate silver jewelry. With a wide variety of merchandise and price points, there is something for everyone. They’re open from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Wednesday, and 10:00 A.M. 8:00 P.M. on Thursday and Friday, though sometimes they’re open later, especially on concert nights. For more information, call (828) 526-5190.