Shop the unusual. West Asheville is online!

As we move into the first phases of the state and city loosening shelter-in-place restrictions it’s become clear that, unlike the shutdown it’s going to be a slower process. How we pursue once common activities–like shopping–is changing. Our spunky West Asheville stores have adapted, however, and in addition to many offering curbside services, you can also shop online for the local, the quirky, the fun, and the unique.

Next time you take a break from gardening, or the dough is rising, or you are testing out that new attempt at homebrew…go for some homegrown virtual window shopping!

The Littlest Birds

Plan Toys Sailing Boat, also with Polar Bear and Seal

A stroll through The Littlest Birds online store is a feast of colors, rainbows, and here and there–delightful surprises of offbeat humor. There’s a literal smorgasbord of treats for the eclectic baby, mama, and mama-to-be. From sustainable cloth diapers to bathtime sailboat toys to Peaceful Mama Tea, there’s plentiful options for bringing up a natural baby with an eye to healing our planet.


Whist: greetings & gifts

Always find just THE perfect gift! With numerous options for pickup to keep you safely socially distanced, Whist is now online with their quirky selection of cards, jewelry, craft kits, kids stuff, jigsaw puzzles, bath & body, journals, and more.

Fun finds included a solar print kit, Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, and both sassy and artsy nature-inspired magnetic fridge notepads.


Second Gear

Our local outdoor adventure gear consignment shop, Second Gear, offers everything you need to get outdoors and get that Vitamin D. Retail and one-of-a-kind rotating consignment pieces are online. Bike, hike, camp or paddle! On our virtual stroll today, we discovered a 10% off your first purchase coupon in addition to some great deals including some Grippon trekking poles, an unused Wilcor Hammock Hanging Kit, and for adventuring in your backyard, Second Gear disc golf frisbees. These links will be broken once these items are grabbed up, but don’t despair–there are plenty more. You can shop their retail collection or consignment inventory anytime day or night!

…and there’s MORE!

Of course these are just a few of the nifty online shopping opportunities West Asheville offers. Check them all out in the On Haywood directory! Browse, or type ‘online’ into the handy search box to narrow your options.