Lizzie Fortunato & Welden, Unique & Unexpected

We are always looking for accessories that are unexpected and brands that aren’t on every shelf when you walk in a store. We buy them in limited quantities because we want you to know that when you invest in an item that is unique and a statement in your wardrobe, you won’t see everyone else wearing it.

That is why we love the purse-maker Welden and the jewelry and accessory line Lizzie Fortunato. Each is a small women-owned company that has a distinct viewpoint. The women who started Welden are both moms and the duo behind Lizzie Fortunato are twin sisters, Lizzie and Kathryn. I love a good family-run business! Both lines have a deep commitment to quality: items and handcrafted and made from the finest materials.

The pieces from each speak for themselves and I think they literally speak to you when you see them. Of course, when I unpack the boxes they are saying to me “you need me in your wardrobe,” but you could’ve guessed that.

We wanted to share even more from each of these two spring collections so we are hosting a trunk show next weekend for both lines at The Hive. Starting Thursday, April 12 through Sunday April 15, all pieces from each line are 20 percent off. The designers are sending us a little extra inventory, so this will be the largest selection we will have from each line.

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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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