Mad for Red

Spring fashion is in full swing (even though the weather might not agree) and I’m both happy and apologetic to announce that black is not being seen as a major color this season. Don’t get me wrong; you can’t go wrong with black when you’re in a pinch, but there is something very joyful about the vibrancy of all the colors in our stores.

It’s been predicted that the trending colors fall on both ends of the color spectrum: vibrant color hues as well as soft pastels. The bright, beautiful pops of blue, yellow, green, and my personal favorite, red, are making me very excited for the sun to come out and the warmer temps to stay.

This season’s “Candy Apple Red” is being seen all over the runways and streets and luckily we have quite a lot of it in our stores. Candy Apple Red is softened with orange undertones, which make it very complementary on many complexions and quite easy to wear. Whether you opt for an accessory or a top to add to your closet this season, this bold red color can be found just about everywhere you look at The Shoe Hive and The Hive.

We’ve made an inspiration board of this gorgeous, entrancing hue and hope you will come see us soon!


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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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