Ashland Living - Daily Independent Winter 2018 - Page 25

A Boutique B OY D C O U N T Y A Boutique, which celebrated 25 years in business last November, is a women’s specialty store that offers designer apparel and accessories from a wide remained in Ashland. We’ve been here for more than 50 years and love it.” In addition to prints and custom framing, Johnson said Aladdin’s offers an “interesting mix” of items from local and regional artisans as well as products from smaller companies that might not be available elsewhere. This variety of brands. “We have a unique selection. In addition to the customer favorites, like Brighton®, Zoe and Sharon Young, we’ve also added items this year from designers ranges from rain ponchos and umbrellas, art glass and candles, lamps to garden stakes and more. “We try and have things that you’re not going to  nd like v sh,” A Boutique owner Carolyn Runyon said. “Our anywhere else, that are functional as well as artistic,” customers like the fact they can come in and we’ll assist she said. “I believe that it is so important for people to them in trying on the clothes and help them put together shop local. The things that make our city unique and an entire out t from head-to-toe.” give places their personality are the small businesses.” This holiday season, A Boutique will participate in For more information on Aladdin’s Art Gallery, visit Ashland in Motion’s fourth annual Brunch & Browse aladdinsartgallery.com or @AladdinsArtGallery on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, and Highlands on Facebook. Museum & Discovery Center’s Christmas Tour of Homes as well as host their own Christmas Open House in December. Details will be posted on the store’s social media accounts: @aboutiqueashland on Facebook and @a_boutique_ashland on Instagram. If you buy A Boutique 1616 Carter Avenue • (606) 324-1082 Store hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (extended hours to be announced) - Dawn Nolan Aladdin’s Art Gallery If you buy Aladdin’s Art Gallery 728 13th Street • (606) 325-2597 Aladdin’s Art Gallery has been a staple in Ashland since Mary Johnson’s parents, Joe and Jackie Monk, opened it as Aladdin’s Gift Shop in October 1965. “My dad grew up in Ashland, and he inherited the Store hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment (open December 12 until 8 p.m. for “Wrap Up Your Christmas Shopping” event and Dec. 23, noon to 4 p.m. for last-minute building,” Johnson said. “Although he and my mother purchases) moved to Huntington after they got married, our store - Dawn Nolan