The Shoe Hive Presents:

Courtyard of Creators – a curated series of women creators and makers

The Shoe Hive, located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria would like to host five talented women creators and makers to pop-up on designated weekends in our signature courtyard in front of their popular boutique. We offer a large selection of women's shoes, jewelry, accessories & more than a decade is located at 127 S. Fairfax street, right off of King Street in historic Old Town.

This inaugural series will highlight women of color with the following dates available to pop-up in the courtyard if selected. Vendors must be able to pop-up the entire weekend dates, not just partial days.

  • September 11-13, 2020
  • September 25-27, 2020
  • October 9-11, 2020
  • October 23-25, 2020

The Shoe Hive will offer its courtyard space for these limited-time engagements to selected vendors on a complimentary basis; no rent or sales commissions will be collected by The Shoe Hive. Vendors will be provided the following supplies:

  • tent, tables and chairs
  • Pop-ups must have their own point of sales system, wifi and staff to manage the shop
  • Pop us must provide their own branded signage and The Shoe Hive will have signage for the branded event.
  • Marketing support from The Shoe Hive, via press release announcement, earned editorial, The Shoe Hives social media, social media interview with maker, the Old Town Boutique District, and daily lifestyle newsletter Alexandria Stylebook

The approximate size of the courtyard space available to use is 14 x 5 feet.

Complete the application below for a chance to pop up at The Shoe Hive on select dates. Winners will rank their date preferences that works best for their own business.

Deadline to apply: August 20, 2020

Winners will be announced on August 28

Winners will be required to show proof of business insurance.

For more information about The Shoe Hive, visit or follow us on social media @TheShoeHive.

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