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When you leave the Blue Ridge, you’ll want to take home more than beautiful memories. We’re talking serious loot here—original artwork, clothing, jewelry, farm products, handmade goods. What the French Broad River is to paddlers, the stores of the Blue Ridge are to shoppers. Blue Ridge Shopping—it’s high adventure!

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Discover incredible shopping in McDowell County through available right here, where Main Street meets the mountains in our great small Blue Ridge Mountain towns of Marion, Old Fort, Little Switzerland and Lake James.

The McDowell Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a provider of this website as part of our commitment to our community, and this site offers links to over 300 local businesses, organizations, and associations! 
1170 Tate St., Marion , NC 28752
Phone: 828-652-4240|Fax: 828-659-9620
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<a href="" target="_blank">Asheville Outlet</a><a href="" target="_blank">Asheville Outlet</a>

Asheville Outlet

This year, there will be one more reason to celebrate spring in Asheville. Asheville Outlets will open to the public on May 1, 2015.

Real Brands. Unreal Savings. Save up to 70 percent off on America's most desired brands at Asheville Outlets. Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 at Brevard Road, this open-air lifestyle destination will include 75 outlets, featuring some of the most popular brand names, with just a quick preview list below...but stay tuned...MANY MORE to come!

Cole Haan, Dillard's Clearance Center, Express Factory Store, Forever 21, GNC, Hanesbrands, Kay Jewelers Outlet, Maurices, Perfumes 4 U, The Children's Place, Wilson's Leather Outlet, American Eagle Outfitters, Beef Jerky Outlet, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, China Max, Dollar Tree, Gap Factory Store, G.H. Bass & Co., Kitchen Collection, Nike Factory Store, VF Outlet, Abercrombie & Fitch, Davis Home, Dressbarn, Famous Footwear, J. Crew Factory, Justice, OshKosh B'gosh, Under Armour, Uniform Destination, Zales Outlet, Coach Outlet, Banana Republic, Factory Store, Johnston & Murphy Factory Store, ASICS, Tommy Hilfiger, Auntie Anne’s, Rack, Room Shoes, Talbots Outlet, Sunglass Hut, Carter’s Babies & Kids, Fragrance Outlet, Field & Stream.

800 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828.667.2308
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<a href="" target="_blank">Blue Ridge Soap Shed</a>

Blue Ridge Soap Shed

The Soap Shed makes one of the largest variety of handmade soaps in America, with more than 100 different soaps available at their retail shop in Spruce Pine located just 6/10th mile from Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 331. Take home some Blue Ridge Wildflowers, Fresh Mountain Air or one of many aromatic souvenirs handcrafted locally. Soapmaking demonstrations can be scheduled for bus tour and small groups. Soap Samplers, gift baskets, music, candles, gourmet foods, potpourri, toys, pottery, candy, cards and signs. The shop is open seasonally from May 1 - October 31st, 10-5:00 daily. Web and mail orders are welcome year round.

179 Meadow View Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: 828-765-6001
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<a href="" target="_blank">The Folk Art Center - Southern Highland Craft Guild</a>

The Folk Art Center - Southern Highland Craft Guild

Juried craftspeople from the mountains of nine southern states are represented at the Folk Art Center. Exhibitions, special events and daily craft demonstrations are featured. Century-old Allanstand Craft Shop with work of over 350 craftspeople. Free, open daily all year.

Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway (PO Box 9545), Asheville, NC 28815
Phone: 828-298-7928|Fax: 828-298-7962
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<a href="" target="_blank">The Grove Arcade</a>

The Grove Arcade

One of Asheville’s architectural jewels, the Grove Arcade is located at the heart of Battery Hill in downtown Asheville.  After being closed to the public in 1942, E.W. Grove’s elaborately embellished building was meticulously restored and reopened to the public in 2002.  Visitors today will find boutique shopping, exciting dining options and regional crafts as well as an outdoor portico market featuring crafts, farm products and handmade goods.  The Grove Arcade is open daily and often hosts public programs and festivals.  A downloadable architectural and historical tour of the building is available on the website.

1 Page Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-252-7799|Fax: 828-225-3191
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<a href="" target="_blank">Historic Biltmore Village ~~ Asheville, NC</a><a href="" target="_blank">Historic Biltmore Village ~~ Asheville, NC</a>

Historic Biltmore Village ~~ Asheville, NC

Historic Biltmore Village is a destination unlike any other.Conceived by a visionary millionaire, designed by world-renowned architects and home to humble estate workers, Biltmore Village was created as a counterpart to the Biltmore Estate. It’s a must see site for history buffs and architecture aficionados. It was a planned community for estate workers as well as an independent community all of its own. Today, it is a bustling, contemporary shopping and dining destination – home to both national retail outlets and one-of-a-kind independent shops and galleries. It’s the perfect night out for foodies and friends as Biltmore Village is home to every type of dining from casual to fine and some of the finest brewery/tasting rooms in the region. Be sure to explore our wide offering of award winning accommodations, many within walking distance of the Village.

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PLENTY OF FREE PARKING on the streets of Biltmore Village and in the large parking area located underneath the stores at 10 Brook Street.  
10 Brook St., Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-398-6062 |Fax: 828-665-1283
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<a href="" target="_blank">Little Switzerland Business Assoc.</a><a href="" target="_blank">Little Switzerland Business Assoc.</a>

Little Switzerland Business Assoc.

The community of Little Switzerland is as unique as the name itself. It embodies what western NC is all about and promotes the region and all that it has to offer. From Little Switzerland lodging to Little Switzerland jewelry, you will find more information than you could ever ask for when looking into the majestic place of Little Switzerland North Carolina. Please visit our website for information on where to eat, sleep and shop while you are here.

Whether you plan to visit, stay, or are just curious about the area information, Little Switzerland NC is at your service. We feel blessed to live and work here in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains and enjoy sharing the joys with others. Who better to educate newcomers than the people who experience it everyday? We make it our job but consider it an honor.

Located at exit 334 off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Little Switzerland, NC 28752
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Mary & Morris Clothing & Collectibles

Mary & Morris Clothing & Collectibles

We are proud to present the "Look of the Foothills" for men and women. Fashionable looks at well below designer prices. Mary & Morris is also your collectibles one-stop source for all things Morris the Horse!

Our hours are: Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-5:30pm.

90 Pacolet St., Tryon, NC 28782
Phone: 828-899-9699
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<a href="" target="_blank">Mast General Store - Asheville</a>

Mast General Store - Asheville

Restored to its 1940's heyday along historic Biltmore Avenue, the Mast General Store in Asheville features everything you might need for a day in the kitchen, a trek along a mountain trail, or a trip around the world. From Mast Store's traditional casual clothing to Euro-comfort shoes and from camping gear to cast iron and 500 old-fashioned candy favorites, experience the pleasure of shopping as it was in a bygone era. Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Sunday Noon until 6 p.m. Winter hours will vary.

15 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-232-1883
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<a href="" target="_blank">Mast General Store - Hendersonville</a>

Mast General Store - Hendersonville

Experience the "essence of the era!" The Mast General Store in Hendersonville was built in 1905, the waning years of the Victorian period. Inside you'll be greeted by wooden floors, a pressed tin ceiling, and the scent of cinnamon. Discover housewares your great-grandmother might have used, traditional fashions, and gear for enjoying the outdoors in this wonderfully preserved emporium. Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Winter hours will vary.

527 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: 828-696-1883
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