by Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive
I’ve always believed that it’s the size of your bag that dictates how much you end up putting in it: empty space in a purse just screams out to be filled. There’s something to be said, then, for finding a dainty, lady-like clutch that’s just the right size for the essentials and nothing else. I love the acronym MILK, as in MONEY, ID, LIPGLOSS AND KEYS (ok, maybe the I should stand for iPhone…)
To help ourselves downsize this season we’re loving (and stocking) the minaudière. Invented by Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1930s, the minaudière was intended to be equal parts jewelry and functional accessory. Today they come in a myriad of shapes and finishes for all occasions. At the Hive we have some lovely ones by Tory Burch, Vince Camuto and Kayu. Wear yours out to dinner or for a summer stroll.
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