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January 2, 2020

New Year, New Black Pants

Once it is cold out, we all tend to wear black. I mean who doesn’t go into their wardrobe during the winter months and automatically pull out a pair of black pants before even considering other options? Maybe it’s black jeans, maybe some leggings with tall boots, or something a little dressier. I know I […]
August 1, 2019

Tax-Free Weekend for All

What is that old saying, the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes? I mean: what a downer of a phrase! But this weekend a bunch of stores in Old Town are making one part of the saying untrue. That is right, each summer the State of Virginia has a […]
July 30, 2019

Citizens: More Than Great Denim

Citizens of Humanity is one of the originals when it comes to bringing designer denim into the mainstream. It’s a line known for being at the forefront of all things denim, and the “high-waisted rocket” and the “Emerson slim boyfriend” are two of our favorite styles. But here is the thing: while yes, we still […]
July 25, 2019

Now Is the Time: It’s the Final Courtyard Clearance Weekend.

Have you been to our annual summer clearance sale yet? Or have you just been watching as the prices keep dropping, waiting to make your move? If you haven’t gotten in on the savings, this weekend is the final time we will take the red pen out before the city-wide Sidewalk Sale Saturday, August 10. […]
July 23, 2019

My Visit to the AGL Factory in Italy, Home of Our Most-Loved and Longest-Carried Line

In 2003, I opened the doors to The Shoe Hive at 115 South Royal Street. I had no idea what I was doing. I filled the shelves with lines I loved but couldn’t find elsewhere and was basically rolling the dice. I’d never been in retail and had no data model to follow on assembling […]
July 19, 2019

What We Get Asked for the Most

When I ask customers what they want more of at our store the answer I hear the most is: pants, both casual and work pants, and skirts. They’re not the show pieces of your wardrobe and I think that’s why people are looking to us for answers. We think we have solved the casual pant […]
July 18, 2019

This Week’s Courtyard Clearance: Great Deals on Our Best Designers

So have you been looking down at your feet, realizing you need a little update when it comes to your summer sandals? Or that your work shoe game needs some help? Well, this is the weekend for you at The Shoe Hive Courtyard Clearance. We have some of our best lines marked down to $150 […]
July 15, 2019

Wild or Mild: How To Wear Animal Print Shoes

A few weeks ago Rosana, owner of DC Style Factory, posted a pair of animal print flats that were adorable. I immediately texted her to ask where there would from and who they were by. As I was cyber stalking them, my inner voice gave me a wake-up: “what am I doing? Why am I […]
July 12, 2019

Summer Work Wear Solutions: 6 Looks for Right Now

Way back in the 1990s — as a child! — I had a brief career as a media relations employee at The Ohio House of Representatives. My boss was the first female Speaker of the House and she enforced a very strict dress code. I dreaded the hot summer months and wearing a suit and […]