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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 […]
February 22, 2019

♫ Sisters, Sisters. There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters. ♫

If you know the Schell sisters, Emily Schell Jones and Evie Schell Cartwright, then you know why this costume is so perfect for them. Raised in Pullman, Washington, these two are the epitome of a close sister bond. And let me tell you, if you want a good laugh, get an invitation to hang out […]
February 18, 2019

The 5 Shoe Trends You’ll See This Spring, Plus a Sneak Peek at Styles Coming to The Shoe Hive

I must admit, I was a little nervous to send out our look book for spring. It seemed like maybe I was playing poker and showing all my cards before we started to play the hand. The reveal of  our spring lineup is always high stakes and even a little intimidating: I hope everyone likes […]
February 14, 2019

Vince Arrives at The Hive

Figuring out what merchandise to carry at both boutiques is one of the many fun parts of owning a store. It can, however, be stressful. If you mess up, the brands are likely not taking unsold merchandise back. It’s high stakes decision-making. I have been in the shoe business for some time now, but clothes […]
February 12, 2019

“This is the shirt I’d always wished they’d make!”

In an effort to create a store that has great basics — elevated basics, we like to say — one of the lines that we (and our customers) have embraced is Frank & Eileen. Frank & Eileen is a shirt company that makes all of its clothes in the United States and only uses fine […]