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March 18, 2019

Introducing Manebi

When you walk the halls of the Javits Convention Center in New York City for market, it is divided somewhat by category. There is the denim section, the shoe section, the more casual section, and so on. One of my favorite sections is usually blocked off by different colored carpet and is located typically in […]
March 14, 2019

The Scarf Print Trend

Florals are always big for warmer months, that goes without saying. But this spring, its close cousin, the scarf print, has taken over the fashion scene. Maybe it is the return of people wearing more silk scarves that has inspired designers to interpret these prints into clothing pieces. I would possibly credit our current obsession […]
March 12, 2019

Function + Fashion: Why We Love the Utility Trend

Before I wrote this piece I decided to count how many “military” or “utility” inspired jackets I have in my wardrobe. Let’s just say I had to start counting on my second hand. I find them hard to resist and even though I have an abundance, I still want to add to my collection. Perfect to […]
March 8, 2019

District Dish Is Back!

I kind of feel like District Dish is like the Alexandria version of Game of Thrones; we have been on hiatus so long that folks are wondering when will we return. I mean, I know the anticipation has been driving folks crazy. All kidding aside (I mean, a few folks did ask), we are finally back and better […]
March 7, 2019

Our Biggest Event of the Year: The Veronica Beard Trunk Show

The Hive is ready to host our biggest event of the year: the Veronica Beard Trunk Show. We have been unpacking boxes upon boxes of merchandise but it will be here for one weekend only, starting tomorrow, Friday, March 8, and we are so excited to share it with you! And did we mention The Shoe […]
March 6, 2019

Shop Swap!

Angela of Bellacara and I are always looking for events or projects to work on together. Typically, we come up with these ideas when we are drinking wine, so obviously some are much better than others, depending on whether the idea hit us in the first or last glass. For the record, Alexandria Stylebook was not conceived this […]
March 4, 2019

The Return of Alexis Bittar

Years ago, when The Shoe Hive expanded and started carrying jewelry, one of the lines I desperately wanted to carry was Alexis Bittar. He has been around since the 1990s but started his own brand in 2010 and it was so exciting. Nothing else out there was like it. I went to the jewelry show […]
March 1, 2019

The Hive’s Spring Lookbook Is Live! See the 5 Trends You’ll Want this Spring

Now it is time to unveil our second lookbook of the season: Spring 2019 at The Hive! Just like The Shoe Hive lookbook, I write and send this post with a little bit of trepidation. But I realized people want to know what is coming soon. The last few weekends at my kids’ basketball games and […]
February 26, 2019

Jumper1234, Your Spring Sweater Solution

We are always looking for new collections to add to both stores; we know that one of the reasons many of our clients shop with us is because we bring them the next, new thing before it’s the next, new thing. This time of year, I am also always looking for new pieces to brighten up my […]