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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 […]
July 11, 2019

This Week’s Courtyard Clearance Specials

I know everyone is on the edge of their seats with anticipation about what the next Courtyard Clearance is this weekend. The holiday week is over and folks are ready to shop, right?! So here it is, week number two brings the $75 tables. We have great summer slides and, my personal favorite, dressy sweat […]
July 5, 2019

The Socks I Didn’t Know I Needed

I have never been one who is crazy about wearing socks. I think it is a genetic thing. I grew up in Ohio and even if there was snow on the ground my dad still wore penny loafers without socks. I passed this gene on to my son as well. He hates wearing socks and […]
July 3, 2019

Courtyard Clearance Returns!

It is that time of year again! The rented fold-up tables have been ordered and we are ready for our annual Courtyard Clearance! This is when we get out the red pens, or maybe the colored stickers, and we mark our inventory down – and I mean way down. Each weekend in July we will […]
June 27, 2019

What Is Pre-Fall? Here’s a Look

Summer’s official start happened in a flash and, of course, this means that fashion has moved to the next season. The good news for you is that this threshold means brand new bargains on what’s left from the just-ended season. Our sale has started as we prepare the arrival of fall merchandise (which makes me […]