The 2020 Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

It is that time of year again: mark your calendars and plan your day for The Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale. This year it will be held February 8th (a week later than normal) at The Westin in Old Town Alexandria.

If I am doing my math right, this marks the 16th year of this event. It is hard to believe how much it has grown over the years. When we started, we had just a few stores and we all set up in the Campagna Center in Old Town. We had no idea what to expect. But by the time we were ready to open the doors, there was a line down the block! Literally, since the first time we opened the doors, it has been a hit. I remember you actually could not move the first hour of the sale back in 2006. We’ve learned as we go along and now manage the flow of customers so that everyone has elbow room.

Yes, there are great deals to be found (most vendors have items marked from 60 to 80 percent off) but it is also a great way to find out about new stores and businesses. We keep the lineup of stores all locally owned but now there are participants from all across the region and not just Old Town.

This year we have 25 great vendors and the list is still growing. We also have activities planned for the dreaded 8am – 9am hour while folks are in line waiting for the doors to open or if you just want a break. Keep reading Alexandria Stylebook for more details and check our Facebook page for more information and a contest to win an exclusive pass to shop before the doors open to the public.








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I spent the first part of my career as a copy-writer who helped elected officials brag about their support for entrepreneurs. Then I decided to get off the printed page and do it myself. The Shoe Hive made a splash on the fashion scene in Washington, and was named the region’s best shoe store in its first year. Fourteen years later, I have tripled the store’s size and also opened a sister store, The Hive. At The Hive, we offer clothing lines that are sophisticated and approachable like Rag & Bone, Tibi, Raquel Allegra, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard. We have tried to fill our racks with clothing you will want to wear all the time, elevated basics that are worth the investment.

Heard the buzz? The Shoe Hive & The Hive are a pair of luxury boutiques in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring both big name designers like Rag & Bone and Stuart Weitzman and smaller brands like AGL and L'Agence, our unique selection and impeccable service are what set us apart.

The Shoe Hive                         The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street               301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
              Alexandria, VA 22314

703.548.7105                          703.548.7110

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