Powered by Women: Instagram Lives

Last week, we announced our ‘Powered by Women’ initiative to celebrate Women’s History Month. We wanted to shine a light on what it means to be a business owner in Alexandria and maybe encourage other women to take the leap of faith and start their own businesses.

Collaboration is really what makes our town so great. When we started planning, we knew we wanted to make sure it was about more than just the brick and mortar stores that folks can walk into and support. Alexandria Stylebook is about way more than just shopping – we are so lucky to have some of the most talented women in so many different industries! They aren’t just providing a service; it is experiences that you can’t get from a big gym or national chain. The reason is simply because they are experts. I take Mind the Mat classes online and Megan Brown is always teaching us how to move and prevent injuries and encourages her students to reach out to her if they need help fixing a problem. She usually ends her statement with, “Does your Peloton instructor do that?” Of course, the answer is no. The reason these women and their businesses are so special is because they give you the one-on-one attention and customer service you just won’t find anywhere else.

We wanted to make sure all of our Stylebook readers got a chance to see firsthand some of this expertise. So every day, March 19 – March 26, we will be going live on Instagram featuring a different business. Below is the schedule and you don’t have to do anything to participate besides clicking on Alexandria Stylebook’s Instagram (@Alxstylebook) and watching. To make it even more fun, each live will have a giveaway from the host! Of course, the videos will be saved on our feed, but to win the prize, you have to watch it and comment while it is happening.


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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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