Give a Gift, Get a Gift

To say we all have a more than a few things going on this time of year would be just about the world’s biggest understatement. I am even having a hard time keeping up with everything going on at our stores and I am the one who plans it all!

We made it through Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, and the seasonal delivery service Boutique Express is underway. Now what is next? We can’t just sit around and wait for Christmas, right? It is time for the Give a Gift, Get a Gift event. It’s my favorite promotion of the year!

I took this idea from a little retailer named Neiman Marcus (I know I am not supposed to shop other places or at a big box store but I mean it is Neiman’s). When I first opened my store, I read Minding the Store by Stanley Marcus so my goal has been to emulate him on a small scale. This is just another attempt to try and walk in his footsteps — and who doesn’t love getting a gift card?

Here is how it works: for every $250 you spend at either store, you get a $50 gift card to use in 2019. The more gifts you buy for others (or sneak in for yourself!) the more you get to spend next year. That way, when you have a spending hangover this winter from the holidays but are tempted as we unpack early spring collections, you can just use your Shoe Hive gift cards! It is a win-win for everyone.

We decided to help you out and show you some of the different gifts we have at every price point you can imagine. So get out that shopping list and start checking it off.

We have them all covered! So come in or call we will wrap it up and bring it to you if you need us to! Holiday shopping made easy!


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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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