Cozy Up in Donni

Today I’m featuring one of our most popular brands this fall – I can’t take credit for this line. When Katie worked with us (oh how we miss our Texas Katie!), she mentioned that her sorority sister at Arizona had started a great accessory company. Founder Alyssa Wasko started making scarves to cope with the loss of her father, Donald. Her friends kept asking her for them (I think Katie has an original) and it turned into a full-fledged accessory company named Donni, in honor of her father. First it was neck warmers, sarongs, and hair ties, but with each collection the selection continues to grow. We have her half-zip fleeces, lounge sets, and cozy Henley pullovers.

Her pieces have subtle touches of luxury; nice touches like a tortoise button or pearl zipper make her collection stand out from the rest. There is no reason you can’t be comfortable and look put-together at the same time.

This fall really is her best season yet and it couldn’t be a better time for her collection. It brings that L.A. casual feel to Alexandria, with a little bit of preppy added in. I can’t get enough of it. The only problem is it is flying off the shelves and I can’t get my size! Shop in-store or online at



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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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