Kule Stripes: So Cool for Now…and Later

If you have been by our store recently I’m sure you have seen our new assortment of striped tees ranging in all sorts of fun colors by the brand Kule. Kule stripes make really cool stripes! (I had to.) But really, she does. A seasoned collector and admirer of stripped tops, Kule was founded by Nikki Kule in 2001, originally as a child’s line, to bring back the classic striped top with bold European influences. Then later, in 2011, she introduced a women’s collection and we couldn’t be more happy that she did so!

Nikki has a rich background in fashion; her parents were the creators of the 1970s line Happy Legs, she went to Parsons School of Design in both New York and Italy, and she was a guest designer for Brooks Brothers. Nikki describes the motivation of her brand as the “modern preppy aesthetic.”

One of my favorite things about a striped top is how it can be season-less with the right styling and accessorizing. Here are a few of our takes on how you can wear these tops now and later, come fall. Enjoy and come get a Kule shirt for you wardrobe. You won’t be sorry!

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Born and raised in Texas, Katie graduated from The University of Arizona with a major in Retail & Consumer sciences and has worked for numerous other big name retail brands. Wanting something family-oriented, with a close tie to its community and its customers brought her looking for work in Old Town. Prior to getting back into the retail world, Katie was the Vice President of Sales for her family’s company in the Scrap Metal Recycling industry. Trading her hardhat and boots for Ulla Johnson dresses and Vince sneakers, she has found her perfect fit at The Shoe Hive & The Hive. Katie and her husband Ryan moved to the Alexandria area in 2016 with their two dogs and are currently expecting their first child.

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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