03.04.19

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 […]
03.01.19

The Hive’s Spring Lookbook Is Live! See the 5 Trends You’ll Want the 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 […]
02.26.19

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, […]
02.22.19

♫ 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 […]
02.18.19

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 […]
02.14.19

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 […]
02.12.19

“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 & […]
02.08.19

Now Through Valentine’s Day, We Give You Our Hart…Earrings or Necklace, That Is

A few months ago, we were lucky enough to have Hart Hagerty make an in-store appearance. I had never met her before, but felt like I knew her from her Instagram feed. What […]
02.05.19

We ❤ Hearts

I must admit, I used to turn up my nose at heart things. I don’t know why, I just didn’t get it. Maybe I have just gotten softer as I’ve aged or maybe […]
02.01.19

The Denim You’ll Want To Wear This Spring

After having a clothing store for a bit more than two years now, I have learned a few things about women and their jeans. Most women have a very specific type of fit […]
01.30.19

The Best Way To Shop the Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

The countdown for the biggest sale of the year has begun. Only a few days from now, a long list of merchants will be taking their goods to the Westin in Alexandria for […]
01.23.19

These Are the Podcasts I Am Loving Right Now

Back in the early 90s, when I was attending journalism school, there were many discussions about the future of news and how people would consume information. Everyone knew change was coming, they just […]
01.22.19

Save Your Money, Save Your Clothes: Why I Love The Laundress

At this point in our lives, we all have clothes in our wardrobe in which we have invested some money. Instead of fast fashion, we all have pieces that we buy that we […]
01.18.19

Ulla, Ulla, Ulla

I know I am starting to sound like a broken record but I’ve just got to talk to you about the latest Ulla Johnson delivery. I can’t not share each collection with the […]
01.14.19

The Bag I Didn’t Know I Needed: The Sporty Spice by Annabel Ingall

A few months ago I was leaving a HAWT Pilates class at Mind the Mat in Del Ray and I put my suede cross-body bag across my sweatshirt as I left class. By […]


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