what’s the deal with stretching shoes?

Sabrina: Does getting a pair of shoes stretched really work? When should I consider having it done? Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive: We’ve all been there. At times we’ve purchased a pair of shoes […]

kate spade’s taxi flats: three ways

by Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive A few days ago, we announced the arrival of our much anticipated Kate Spade Taxi flats ($270). When I found these at market, I hesitated to get them […]

which mad men character are you?

by Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive Some of you may know that my husband works in advertising, and as such is completely obsessed with AMC’s brilliant show Mad Men. I love it too, though […]


by Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive I am always the oldest person employed at my store. I live the life of Wooderson in the 1980s cult classic film, “Dazed and Confused,” where I keep […]

slip no more

Jenn: I purchased a pair of shoes last week, but the shoes have no traction. I’m slipping and sliding everywhere. What’s the best way to fix it quickly? Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive: The […]

the minaudière: a tried and true trend

by Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive I’ve always believed that it’s the size of your bag that dictates how much you end up putting in it: empty space in a purse just screams out […]

the state of the statement necklace

Monica: Is the statement necklace sticking around? Or should I start investing in other jewelry? Lyndsay, The Shoe Hive: The statement necklace is sticking around for summer. Think dark denim, a white tank […]

five icons and the shoes they might wear today

by Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive After our posts on Paris packing and Normcore, we’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to borrow style ideas from different sources. Given the amount of nude […]

not just any scarf

Sophie, The Shoe Hive As we mentioned in yesterday’s post on traveling to Paris, we carry a line of scarves called Yarnz that we’re pretty much obsessed with. We’ve carried them for years […]

footwear (paris, part one)

Meredith: I’m heading to Paris in mid-May. Not only is this my first trip to Paris, this is my first International trip ever. I’ll be on my own quite a bit and plan […]

conquer the cobblestone

by Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive We’re of the opinion Old Town Alexandria is America’s best small city. From the boutiques to the history to the people it doesn’t get much better than a […]

to dust bag or not to dust bag?

Lynn: When traveling, should I really pack my shoes in the bags that come with them? It seems like a waste of space. Lyndsay, The Shoe Hive: Whether you decide to use your […]

earrings + necklaces?

Sandra: Is there ever a situation where you should wear earrings AND a necklace? Lyndsay, The Shoe Hive: Absolutely! I often wear stud earrings with a statement necklace, or chandelier earrings with a […]

award-winning spanish handbags

by Lyndsay, The Shoe Hive Last summer, Elizabeth and I traveled to the Vegas shoes and accessories show for the first time. Despite it being a success, it was probably a one-time thing […]

the monogram is back

by Sophie, The Shoe Hive Not just for New England prepsters and kids’ school supplies anymore, the monogram is back in a big way. Monogrammed items make wonderful gifts so with wedding and […]

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