Easy Summer Dresses, Even Easier Price Points

Summertime means days at the pool and beach, trips visiting family and friends and just a more laid back way of life. Especially in this town, folks tend to have a much slower pace when the thermometer elevates, which is much needed, if you ask me.

A laid back schedule means a laid back style as well. It is for sure a “throw-and-go” mentality. Nothing that has to be dry cleaned and nothing that can’t be worn when it is blazing hot. I know for me, these are the exact qualifications for clothing when I pack. I want dresses I can roll up in a ball and throw in a suitcase.

That is why we have stocked up on cotton dresses at The Hive this summer, those easy pieces that you can wear to dinner or while you walk around exploring a new city on vacation — and they are all less than $250.

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Relaxed Asymmetric Tank Dress by Frank and Eileen
Kellyn Dress in Lilac by Xirena
Kellyn Dress by Xirena
Sally Dress by ALC
V-Neck Trapeze T Dress by Wilt


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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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