L’Agence Is Back at The Hive

When I first opened my doors at The Hive three years ago I was admittedly just finding my way. Brands have come and gone on our racks. Some break my heart that we no longer have them; on others, I conclude: “What on God’s green earth was I thinking when I thought that one would work?”

Then there are some where I scratch my head and still don’t quite understand the disconnect – brands I really thought offered something people would love.

That is what happened with L’Agence. I told my friend Wendy, who owns the awesome boutique, Wrabyn, in Annapolis, that L’Agence was not working for us she was totally confused. Our stores are similar and it is literally her best brand. When I called her moping about it, she immediately quipped: “I am wearing a L’Agence shirt and jeans right now.”

I think she’s doing it right and maybe I hit it wrong. So, I am trying it again. I had been emailing with my rep for a few months before I went to market trying to figure out how to bring L’Agence back, and now I am so excited for the selection we have to reintroduce this line to The Hive. They offer truly elevated basics that we know folks will love. There are two different styles of pull-on pants that you will live in this winter, paired with all your chunky sweaters and blazers, the perfect basic t-shirts, a silk shirt and turtleneck bodysuit for a clean tucked-in look, and we’re also going to carry their most popular pair of denim.

My favorite piece is new to the collection – it’s a long ribbed cardigan that will be perfect once mother nature decides it really is time for fall.

I am having a hard time deciding which pieces to get for myself!



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Aida Turtleneck Bodysuit, Marcella BodysuitLucas Long Cardigan, Ressi Crew Neck Tee



Rochelle in Black Coated, Rochelle High Rise Legging


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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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