Introducing the Customization Bar

Meaghan Foran, of our great, local jewelry design studio, Alx&Co., and I have been talking about doing a custom line for The Shoe Hive forever. For the last few years, every time we ran into each other we say, “we have to meet and come up with a something together.” Well, we finally did it.

I know how much you all love pieces that you can personalize. We have carried some initial charms for years, and they have been a top seller for us. Now, we’ve decided to create our own and make it them in 14k gold. It is the perfect gift for anyone, at any age. There are other pieces that you can personalize with initials, finishes, birth stones, and even types of gold and chains.

I have admired the transformation of Alx&Co. over the last few years. Literally, there has been a physical transformation of the business on S. Royal Street. The renovations are remarkable; the building is now a sophisticated space that perfectly represents they aesthetic of the jewelry they create: timeless, sleek, and elegant. Just like Meaghan. If you have met her or seen her on the pages of Alexandria Stylebook, you know she has impeccable style and taste. I mean who wouldn’t want to collaborate with them?

I am so excited to have Meaghan host of the launch of our collaboration on Thursday, April 11th from 5-8pm at The Shoe Hive. Join us for a glass of wine and the first look at our Customization Bar. To celebrate the launch, from April 11th through April 14th all the items will be 10 percent off. We will have our Mother’s Day wish lists out as well in case you need help someone out with ideas. We hope you will stop in, or you can download a pre-order form here. Just email us your selection!


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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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