Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

Alexandria Sidewalk Sale! (and It Starts *Today* at The Hive and The Shoe Hive)

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 […]
Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant, Now at The Hive

Remember the rise of the wedge sneaker? Or maybe the western bootie called the “Dicker” that literally sold out in days when it arrived in store or online? Then there is menswear-inspired clothing […]
Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend (on Everything!)

The bulk of my summers as a child were spent in Ohio at the neighborhood pool. I was a competitive swimmer, so after championships at the end of July I would head to […]
Marion Parke Holy Grail

Marion Parke Has Found the High Heel “Holy Grail”

The number one concern I hear when customers are shopping for shoes is comfort. When it comes to wearing heels, many women simply say it isn’t an option any more, and I include […]

Courtyard Clearance: Jackets + Blazers

Jackets, jackets, and more jackets. We have blazers, trench coats, and outwear and we are marking it all down to $100 or $200. That is right, the red marker is out, we are […]

Courtyard Clearance: $100 Shoes

I don’t want to sound like a used car salesman, but I think I am on the verge. We are slashing prices even more! That is right: this weekend and this weekend only […]

On Trend: Mules

The mule trend has been big the last few spring seasons. We just got back from a trip to the New York showrooms and chunky-heeled mules or sandals aren’t going away any time […]

Farewell to Christen

I met Christen Kinard for the first time about 8 or 9 years ago. She was still Christen Green at the time and she was a fashion blogger, back when fashion blogs were […]

Courtyard Clearance: Tees, Tanks & Sundry

T-shirts are staples in all our wardrobes; we wear them no matter what season it is. In summer, they are our go-to, and in the winter we layer them under everything. I have […]

On Trend: Animal Prints

I personally believe that every woman should have some animal print in her wardrobe. I think every home could usually use some as well. I know a big, loud animal print couch or skirt isn’t for everyone; […]

On Trend: (Not So Basic) Pearls

One of this fall’s biggest trends is a throw-back to a classic: pearls. When I think of pearls, images of Barbara Bush with her chunky choker come to mind, or the country club look of the 80s with a single […]

Street Style: Cindy Wallace

You know how no matter what size town you live in there are always a few prominent families? It is often folks who have been there forever and stayed, or people who have […]

Our “Go-To” Items + Why We Love Them

I like to think that The Shoe Hive and The Hive are fun places to work — I hope so, at least. My favorite part of owning the stores is being able to work the floor surrounded by such […]

All Denim 50 Percent Off!

I have written about my affinity, or maybe I should call it a total obsession, with Emmanuelle Alt, the editor in chief of French Vogue. If I could dress like one person it […]

Summer Sale, Staff Picks

Despite the fact that summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, we have decided to get a jump on the fun and start our bi-annual sale early. We’ve just had too much of […]


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