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February 14, 2019

Vince Arrives at The Hive

Figuring out what merchandise to carry at both boutiques is one of the many fun parts of owning a store. It can, however, be stressful. If you mess up, the brands are likely not taking unsold merchandise back. It’s high stakes decision-making. I have been in the shoe business for some time now, but clothes […]
February 12, 2019

“This is the shirt I’d always wished they’d make!”

In an effort to create a store that has great basics — elevated basics, we like to say — one of the lines that we (and our customers) have embraced is Frank & Eileen. Frank & Eileen is a shirt company that makes all of its clothes in the United States and only uses fine […]
February 8, 2019

Be Our Valentine: Hart Jewelry Special

A few months ago we were lucky enough to have Hart Hagerty make an in-store appearance. I had never met her before, but felt like I knew her from her instagram feed. What I imagined in my mind is exactly who she is; kind, funny, a true free spirit and easy to be around. I […]
February 5, 2019

We ❤ Hearts

I must admit, I used to turn up my nose at heart things. I don’t know why, I just didn’t get it. Maybe I have just gotten softer as I’ve aged or maybe it was having kids, but for some reason I now have completely pivoted and I now have a thing for hearts. The fashion […]
February 1, 2019

The Denim You’ll Want To Wear This Spring

After having a clothing store for a bit more than two years now, I have learned a few things about women and their jeans. Most women have a very specific type of fit that they want and they really don’t want to venture far away from their favorite. I hear unfavorable opinions about boyfriend, skinny, […]
January 30, 2019

The Best Way To Shop the Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

The countdown for the biggest sale of the year has begun. Only a few days from now, a long list of merchants will be taking their goods to the Westin in Alexandria for the 15th Annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale. I know shopping the sale rack can get frustrating; the sizes can be picked over […]
January 23, 2019

These Are the Podcasts I Am Loving Right Now

Back in the early 90s, when I was attending journalism school, there were many discussions about the future of news and how people would consume information. Everyone knew change was coming, they just weren’t exactly sure where things would end up. We all knew things were moving to digital, but no one could quite put […]
January 22, 2019

Save Your Money, Save Your Clothes: Why I Love The Laundress

At this point in our lives, we all have clothes in our wardrobe in which we have invested some money. Instead of fast fashion, we all have pieces that we buy that we want to wear often and have last for years. That means we need to take care of them. If you are anything […]
January 18, 2019

Ulla, Ulla, Ulla

I know I am starting to sound like a broken record but I’ve just got to talk to you about the latest Ulla Johnson delivery. I can’t not share each collection with the Stylebook readers. Even when you think it’s impossible, every delivery, it seems to get better. I feel like a musician when they […]