Sidewalk Sale Sneak Peek: The Hive And The Shoe Hive

This coming weekend is the biggest shopping event of the summer, The Alexandria Sidewalk Sale. City-wide you will find great deals at your favorite locally owned stores. Imagine the Warehouse Sale, but this time it is outside (or inside) your favorite stores in Alexandria.

It doesn’t just end with stores; our tourism bureau, Visit Alexandria, has planned activities all weekend and restaurants are getting in on the deals. Click here 2019 Alexandria Sidewalk Sale to find a list of participating businesses and activities.

Boutiques are going to have their biggest markdowns yet, which means the lowest prices you’ve seen all year. We are talking 60 to 80 percent off! We will have the courtyard full of great deals from both The Hive and The Shoe Hive. And don’t worry – if it rains we will bring it all inside. This event is happening, rain or shine.

The official sale is Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and August 11 but we are starting ours at The Hive and Shoe Hive a little early. The red pen will be out and we will have our markdowns starting Friday morning, August 9th.

So grab some coffee and head to Old Town early, the shoes, especially, go quickly.

If you haven’t explored Old Town and Del Ray shopping, this is a great weekend to do it. You’ll find it all – from home, to kids to fashion, food, books and so much more. I have been doing this event for more than 15 years and never has there been a better time for retail in our city.

Don’t forget there is free parking Saturday and Sunday at the meters in Old Town.


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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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