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September 26, 2017

Sneakers On the Rise

Over the last few years, fashionable sneakers have become a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. It has taken some of us longer than others to embrace this trend, but with so many options it is hard to find something that won’t work for your personal style and lifestyle. At The Shoe Hive, we are thankful this […]
September 21, 2017

“Why I Love Alexandria” Gift Baskets – Worth Over $750!

Register to Win one of two “Why I Love Alexandria” Baskets! Valued at over $750! There is a basket at both stores so don’t forget to stop by The Shoe Hive and The Hive to Register for Gift Cards and Prizes! Register now through Sunday, September 24th. Here’s a look at what’s inside: Basket #1 […]
September 20, 2017

Everything We Love About Alexandria

I think everyone knows how much I love Alexandria. There are so many reasons why, but one of the biggest is the small business community. The friendship and support that I have received over the years that I’ve been a retailer from other business owners has truly been remarkable. I have always thought that rising […]
September 13, 2017

Just In from IRO

Before we opened the doors of The Hive we selfishly started to carry a few brands just because we wanted them hanging in our own closets. IRO was the first line we picked up, because, well, we needed it of course. These French brothers have perfected leather motorcycle jackets and chunky knits and somehow know […]
September 5, 2017

Ulla Johnson Just Gets Us!

Ulla Johnson just gets us. Katie the other day told me she didn’t know about Ulla Johnson when she started at The Hive but now she doesn’t know how she could get dressed without it. It is just that good. Ulla Johnson started her line in 2000 with $5,000 and 5 pieces. She has slowly, […]
September 4, 2017

Animal Print = Wardrobe Staple

I have recently written about animal prints on Alexandria Stylebook. Animal print, whether is it cheetah, leopard, tiger or anything in between, is always in style. It is not a trend it is a wardrobe or home décor staple. To give you an idea how much I value it, when my daughter made a mother’s […]
August 30, 2017

Just In: The Basics

I don’t know about your closet urges, but every season I always feel like I need to restock a few of my basics. Since they are what I tend to wear the most in my wardrobe (I mean that is why we call them basics, right?) a few options always need to be replenished. These […]
August 28, 2017

Just In: Navy Stunners

It can be difficult to find a good pair of navy shoes. This is actually the most common recurring request at The Shoe Hive – besides heels that are comfortable of course! I always want to be ready with a good answer, but when I go to market, there sometimes aren’t many options. The color […]
August 9, 2017

8th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

If you’ve traveled to any suburb lately, you know that the ‘Town Center’ is the retail rage. They’re in Reston, Dulles, Bowie, Mosaic, and National Harbor, not to mention on the outskirts of every growing city in the nation. Developers lay out shopping centers that mimic a street grid, with sidewalks and maybe a central […]