You’re Going To Love This: Introducing Boutique Express

We are all busy. No matter what phase of life you are in or what job you do, if you have kids or don’t have kids, if your kids are young or old, everybody in this town is really, really busy.

Oh, and then there is the traffic, dreadful traffic that seems like it can suck away your day even when you are just driving a few miles up Duke Street for a baseball game but it takes you almost an hour (okay, that rant was personal). Congestion in Alexandria can make you never want to get in your car again because you know your day will be stolen from you.

So my point is, time is a precious commodity to all of us.

I hear it all the time when I run into folks. They say, “I want to come in your stores but I just don’t have the time.” This, of course, breaks my heart a little. I can’t stay in business unless folks shop with me.

So a group of us joined together an decided it was time to try something new. We are going to bring the boutiques directly to you during this holiday season.

Starting this coming Monday, November 19, the “Boutique Express” will deliver to you if you live in the City of Alexandria or the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. Basically, if your mailing address says Alexandria we will bring it to you. So the week of Thanksgiving we will start to meet your last minute needs, then we will start back up Monday, November 26 through December 21. We will deliver Monday through Friday.

Just call one of the seven participating stores by 3pm on any weekday and let them know what you want and we will drop it at your doorstep. Prepayment is required and you have to collectively spend more than $50 but it is no more complicated than that. Call. Choose. Pay. Receive. Now, don’t you feel better? You just solved a handful of shopping problems and got your time back!

Here are the participating stores:

Follow us all on Instagram to see the great items we are unpacking daily or call the stores and we will help you shop over the phone. We are here to help!


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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

1 Comment

  1. Avatar Emily O Kimm says:

    Great idea! Shopping local made that much easier!

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