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April 5, 2019

Introducing the Customization Bar

Meaghan Foran, of our great, local jewelry design studio, Alx&Co., and I have been talking about doing a custom line for The Shoe Hive forever. For the last few years, every time we ran into each other we say, “we have to meet and come up with a something together.” Well, we finally did it. […]
April 4, 2019

How To Style a Leather Jacket: 4 Looks for Right Now

Is there anything that screams “cool” more than a leather jacket? How many times does the “cool kid” in the movie or television show wear a beat-up leather jacket? From Marlon Brando to Fonzie to Top Gun, it is almost a part of the character description for the hero. There is just something about it. And […]
April 1, 2019

Easter Goodies for All

The Shoe Hive has gotten a bit of a reputation when it comes to having, shall we say, some random things on the shelves in the back part of our store.  You never know what might appear on the brick wall, and, I must say, that is why I find that shelf space to be […]
March 29, 2019

Brand Alert: Marion Parke

We are obsessed with the luxury shoe brand Marion Parke. You may have been able to tell by our multiple trunk shows, several blog posts, and constant feature on our Instagram feed. When a brand comes along that combines a patented orthotic insole plus fashion-forward design plus high-end Italian craftsmanship, we can’t help but be swept off […]
March 27, 2019

New Brand Alert: Sea New York

You know how no matter where you are from, there was always that super cool guy in every class at school? I am not talking the quarterback, but the one who was kind of wise beyond his years and seemed to know something we all didn’t know. Probably has that long hair or a ponytail […]
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 […]