July 17, 2014

Where’s Waldo?

The epic 2014 hunt for Waldo in Alexandria is happening NOW! Waldo is visiting 25 local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him could win buttons, book coupons, and more! (We have lollipops at The Shoe Hive.) All children have to do is print out the Find Waldo Passport here or visit […]
July 22, 2014

Welcome to the Neighborhood

When I moved The Shoe Hive to South Fairfax Street from South Royal Street in 2009, I was terrified to leave. I loved my block and I still think 100 South Royal is the best side street in Old Town. I am just happy I am still so close. Thanks to the arrival of Acme […]
July 24, 2014

major markdowns at the hive

The side room at The Shoe Hive is overflowing with pre-fall and fall styles. That’s right. We have already received a host of booties, boots, and suede flats among other great fall styles. We need to make room for the new product, so all spring and summer shoes, jewelry, clothing and handbags are now marked […]
September 15, 2014


To celebrate its anniversary, the Old Town Boutique District is holding its 7th Annual Scavenger Hunt. From this Thursday, September 18 to Saturday, September 20, visit the Old Town Boutique District stores, including The Shoe Hive! Fill up your Passport (download and print here) with all of the Boutique stamps and you will be entered […]
September 24, 2014

A Special Night at Coco Blanca

So, most of you know that we work with three other fantastic stores (and two stylists) on Alexandria Stylebook. One of these contributors is the fabulous interior design store: Coco Blanca, two blocks away from The Shoe Hive. In addition to beautiful home pieces, the store is full of special gifts, beautifully made jewelry and […]
October 2, 2014

Introducing Ivy Lane Living & Linens

When I moved here in 1999, the reason I chose Old Town was because of my college roommate, Alex Deringer. Aside from my husband, she was the only person I knew in the Washington region–but she was persuasive even aside from her exclusivity in the area. We bought our first house on the corner of […]
November 25, 2014

Shop Small, Shop Local

When you shop in Old Town Alexandria this holiday season, you have the opportunity to do more than just find the perfect gift. Find out what it means to shop small and how you can support your community by simply shopping local. [vimeo 111862891 w=500 h=281] Shop Small in a Big Way from Old Town […]
June 10, 2015

Alexandria and its French Connection

This week Alexandria is celebrating its “French Connection” with a visit from a replica of the French Tall Ship Hermione, which brought the Marquie de Lafayette to the city with news that the French government would back the American colonies’ drive for Independence. My husband plans on taking my five-year-old son to see this ship […]
November 3, 2015

Voices of Alexandria: Elizabeth Todd

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