The Hive’s Current Must-have Accessory

Sometimes I am late to a trend. Even though I go to market and can see when something is going to be huge, I don’t always “get it” — meaning it just doesn’t resonate with me and so I don’t place an order. Two strikes.

Nothing could be truer than with the headband trend that has literally been taking over the accessory world. Yes, we have always had some headbands – typically the smaller plastic or metal variety or maybe the sportier elastic type. But a few years back one of our jewelry lines, Lele Sadoughi, introduced headbands covered in fabric with a knot at the top. I can’t say with 100 percent certainty, but I am 95 percent sure she is the designer who deserves the credit for starting this now-ubiquitous trend. Thank goodness you get 3 strikes because despite being late to the game, I did finally catch on and they’ve been quite popular at The Hive.

Hair accessories, in general, are really having a moment. We’ve seen the return of the scrunchies, barrettes and hair ties. But headbands, the headband craze is well, crazy. The Lele version, in my opinion, is the best. She uses beautiful fabrics, even leather, and has pearl and other details that can’t be matched by other varieties. I feel like the originator of a trend usually does it best or is always on the mark.

We can’t seem to keep them in stock and each season there are new varieties and styles.

So, if you haven’t tried this trend, now is the time. We are finally fully stocked with loads of colors, fabrics and embellishments!


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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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