L’Agence Loungewear Trunk Show

A few months ago, my L’Agence representative called and asked if I wanted to be one of the independent boutiques to launch their Luxe Loungewear line. Clearly, that answer was “yes” as I did a little fist pump in the air. I mean, she had me at “loungewear,” but add in the other two L’s – luxe and L’Agence – and how could we go wrong?

If ever there was a season for elevated lounge pieces, it is the winter of 2021. Here is my view on loungewear: my opinion is that most of it can seem a little young. I personally think I am too old for thin fabric or things like cupcakes or doughnuts on my loungewear. I want to be able to wear it outdoors or not turn off my camera if I am on a Zoom call. I have a weird personal hang-up about words on my loungewear as well. I have carried Sundry for about eight years now and my rep laughs every time she shows me the line and tries to push the graphics because they are a best seller, and I don’t order them. Something about “Sunday Funday” or “Beach Vibes” just doesn’t work on me personally. Maybe it is because I am not the most whimsical person (I tend to be fairly boring when it comes to my clothes) or maybe it is because I am knocking at 50’s door and I just think that ship has sailed, so to speak. Don’t get me wrong, I love my college, pro sports, local business, and concert graphics on my clothes (I have a large section of all Ohio University and Cincinnati Reds and Bengals gear), but that is where it typically ends for me. I do have a “Mother Always Liked You Best” sweatshirt from Mother denim because I am the forgotten middle child. I actually always get a giggle from a few of their t-shirts and can’t not place an order.

If I am going to invest in something, I want it to work outside my house as well. We asked the lovely Kristi to model some of our new pieces, styled for both lounging and running out to the grocery or to grab a cup of coffee.




To help introduce this great new line from L’Agence we wanted to give everyone a chance to shop the entire Luxe Lounge collection. Starting Thursday, February 18 to Sunday, February 21, we are offering the entire collection for special order – we have plenty in store to try on if you want to make sure we order the correct size. We are kicking it off with an Instagram Live with everyone’s favorite, Oscar from L’Agence. And, of course, Oscar has requested his favorite two models to return, Megan and Alicia. They are for sure the teacher’s pets. And we have to do a discount to make it even more tempting. So, all L’Agence will be 15 percent off. If you are shopping online, the discount will be taken when you check out. Happy lounging.



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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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