what to wear: scottish walk

One of my favorite holiday traditions is either watching or participating in the Scottish Walk every year. All of Old Town Alexandria comes to a stop as we honor our heritage, tradition and […]

why shop small? this is why.

It’s showtime. It’s game day. Or in Washington-speak, it’s “Election Day” for all of us in the world of independent retail. We have Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday, kicking off the […]

asha by adm trunk show: the details

This weekend we are having a trunk show with my favorite jewelry designer that we carry at The Shoe Hive: ASHA by ADM. Before you scream at your inbox, I know, I know; […]

street style: carla crawford

With her southern drawl and infectious smile, it is hard to not love Carla Crawford. I met Carla a few years before I opened The Shoe Hive in 2003 through a mutual friend. […]

thanksgiving traditions: the turkey trot

Growing up, we always spent Thanksgiving in Clyde, Ohio with my dad’s side of the family. It was one of the few times a year I would see my dad’s three sibling and […]

slightly alabama: a trunk show for the men

Every now and then, we come across something for the men in our lives that we just can’t pass up. And we love everything about Slightly Alabama. Started in 2013, Slightly Alabama consists […]

the best of the best of leggings

Many designer lines have come and gone at our store over the eleven years we have been in business. One of the lines that has remained on our shelves the entire time is […]

an annabel ingall trunk show

The Shoe Hive is teaming up with the designer behind our bestselling bag for this weekend’s trunk show. What: Annabel Ingall Trunk Show When: Today through Sunday, November 9 Where: The Shoe Hive, […]

an event recap: #otbloggercrawl + petite social

A few weeks ago, Old Town hosted the very first Blogger Crawl in Alexandria. A popular area blogger was paired with one of 11 participating stores. The group of bloggers traveled from store […]

a gigi new york trunk show

Today is the first day of The Shoe Hive’s Gigi New York Trunk Show–a special weekend event to launch the holiday season and our store’s holiday trunk show series. Our rep has brought […]

ask stylebook: an everyday winter shoe?

Paige: I need an everyday shoe that I can wear to pick up my kids and run errands in, but that I can also wear with a sock. Ballet flats just don’t cut […]

how to lace your shoes

Did you know that there is a European way and an American way to lace shoes? I didn’t until I opened a shoe store. As I’m sure many of you do know, however, […]

the demi-wedge

As many of you know by now, in a cruel twist of fate I own a shoe boutique but I can barely wear heels. Even though I firmly believe everything looks better with […]

what to wear: animal prints

If you live in Alexandria, there is a chance that you received the shortened print version of our Fall 2014 Lookbook. The complete lookbook will be published online in a few days but […]

introducing ivy lane linens & living

Yesterday evening, we celebrated with our friends Alex Deringer and Courtney Cox the opening of their new stores: Ivy Lane Linens and Ivy Lane Living. The two stores sit at opposite ends of […]

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