The Hive And The Shoe Hive Fall Look Books Are Here! See The Fall Trends You’ll Want

Usually I try and send out the look books for each store individually, but this year we have so much going on in September that we are sending them out together. Labor Day and summer are a thing of the past, so it is finally time to start thinking about fall.

Yes, we have some time before tweed and cashmere, but it is always fun to start thinking about what we might need. If you are like me, I am ready for sweaters, all things leather, and booties. This is my season. Don’t forget, the collection you see here isn’t everything. There are so many more things coming in besides what is filled on these pages; we just wanted to give you a sneak peek and let you know so many things have already been unpacked.

So, what is big for this fall? Here is our fall wrap up of what you will be seeing…


The Hive

Seeing Green: Color wise this fall is all about green. Olive, pistachio and grass are just a few. No matter what your skin tone there is a flattering shade for what happens to be my favorite color. If you aren’t too fond of wearing green up top, don’t worry we have plenty of pants you can incorporate into your wardrobe.

Bombers: Not that they ever went out of style, but they are back in a big way this fall. Not only leather, this season we have plenty of options in faux fur, so cozy!

Suiting and Sets: I know folks love dresses because it makes getting ready in the morning a breeze but so do sets and suits. Nothing says girl power to me more than a fantastic pant suit. I can’t wait to add a suede flare pant version from Veronica Beard in guess what color: green.

Knits: Sweaters are back in a big way as well. We are loving all the oversized chunky knits from Xirena. Color block, fair isle and cable knits are already on our shelves…now can the weather just catch up to our merchandise?!?



The Shoe Hive

Chunky Heels: Residents of Old Town can all give a collective sigh of relief, chunky heels are here to stay. Nothing makes walking around our cobblestone streets easier, other than maybe sneakers.

Animal Print: This doesn’t mean just leopard or cheetah; we are talking skin. Snake, lizard, alligator and anything else you can think of, skin is in.

High boots: Don’t worry, booties are still in, but this year we have more tall shaft boots that have been missing from our shelves lately. Heels, flat or wedges, we will have them all.

Shearling: We need a major temperature dip for this trend but won’t it by cozy when it is freezing outside? Slip ons from Vince, sneakers from Golden Goose and of course boots from our favorite all weather proof line, Aquatalia.



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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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