Reboot: Back to Asheville Fashions! Yay!
Cameras Rolling as Meredith Visits N. Lex

Magnolia Pearl at Niche

Magnolia Pearl at Niche

Jacket, Dress & Bloomers (i think!)

I'm including this post in Window Shopping even though I ended up taking pictures indoors at Niche in The Grove Arcade. These pieces are by Magnolia Pearl, based in Texas, for which Niche is the only local source.

Magnolia Pearl at Niche

"Suit" with Jacket Open

Though I tend to avoid upscale shopping settings, I was drawn in by similar examples of clothing from Magnolia Pearl that were in the window due to a somewhat rough-edged, handmade aesthetic that fits what I'm enjoying from local designers as well. Owner Colleen Hoerner quickly put me at ease and I had a really nice chat with her about Niche, Magnolia Pearl and fashion in Asheville.

Magnolia Pearl at Niche

A Bit of Color w/a Unique Accessory

I'm really a N. Lex Ashevillain even though I age out of the typical crowd one finds on my favorite blocks. But I'm used to being a bit of an outsider wherever I go so I'm glad I left Hipster Hollow for a visit to the Grove Arcade!