Sidewalk Sale 2020: You Don’t Want to Miss It!

The Sidewalk Sale is our second biggest sale of the year, and there are reasons people brave the heat to shop it. First, the deals are out of control, not just at our store, but all over Old Town. Second, not only are the prices right, but the quality of items being sold is incredible. Third, it’s just plain fun!

Typically, I would list my favorite items that you can shop and how much money you would save, but this year I asked my fellow managers at The Hive and The Shoe Hive for some help. As we have such an amazing variety of sale pieces this year, and we all have such different styles, I challenged all of us to put together outfits from primarily sale items. I was blown away by what everyone came up with and just how amazing the sale is this year! The Sidewalk Sale is the opportunity to add the pieces you’ve dreamed of to your closet at a fraction of the cost. Take a look!


All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go – False!

Every appropriate chance to leave the house I have taken as an opportunity to look and feel my best. Who knew this would be something we would take for granted? Sometimes I think I am going a little overboard, but my new mantra is to embrace the joys we do have, and dressing up more than I usually would is one of those joys. I’m wearing this outfit to special backyard date nights, evening drinks at an open-air rooftop bar, and small holiday gatherings. In the future, when all this is behind us, I’m wearing this outfit to cocktail parties and black ties. The best part about this outfit – the sequin pants by Tibi literally feel like wearing pajamas.


Shop the Look
Mignonne Gavigan Earrings, on sale for $75
; L’Agence bodysuit, $235; Tibi Pants, on sale for $200; Marion Parke shoes, on sale for $150



Bold Street Style Regardless of the Situation 

Madeline’s sale outfit, needless to say, is phenomenal. The leopard on leopard is something few of us would dare do, but secretly wish we could. Madeline shows us the perfect way to pull it off at a fraction of the original cost! I can see this outfit walking down King Street the second the humidity and temperatures drop, and all the heads turning. While this outfit is a power look, all of the pieces are perfect purchases as they transition into any wardrobe, all while elevating and adding interest.


Shop the Look
Citizens of Humanity Jeans, on sale for $75; Ganni Thermoshell, on sale for $100; Ganni Top, on sale for $50; Sam Edelman shoes on sale for $30



Taking Summer into Fall – A Timeless Look

Mary’s outfit is all of us. Who doesn’t want to look this put together while out running around – the dream, right?? We all see those women that look fabulous, even though their outfits are so simple. This is that look. Wear this look now; wear the look later. It is the perfect sale outfit as all of the pieces can start working for you immediately. No future planning required, but as soon as fall hits, switch out the t-shirt bodysuit for a lightweight sweater, and you are still ready to conquer the world while looking put together. You don’t have to wait until after COVID is over to look this chic!


Shop the Look
Janessa Leon Hat, $230; Citizens of Humanity bodysuit, on sale for $50; Hat Attack Tote, $166; Rag & Bone Belt, on sale for $100; Nili Lotan Pant, on sale for $150; Rag & Bone loafer, on sale for $75



From Zoom to Outdoor Happy Hour

Shannon’s sale look ticks all of the boxes. Are you Zoom ready with a gorgeous and interesting blazer? Yes! Check! Are you wearing the perfect pair of white denim that are super comfortable and also go with all of your summer and early fall looks? Yes! Check! Is that black bodysuit great for a classic and minimalist finish to all your outfits? Yes! Check! Are those heels timeless, comfortable, and only $30? Yes! Check! Enough said.


Shop the Look
L’Agence jeans, on sale for $100; ALC Jacket, on sale for $200; L’Agence bodysuit on sale for $50; Sam Edelman shoes, on sale for $30


We look forward to seeing you this weekend for the annual Sidewalk Sale and some amazing sale shopping!


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Truly a local girl, Penelope was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Penelope graduated from James Madison University (GO DUKES!) with a degree in International Relations and is now getting her Masters in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. While she never expected to work retail, she has found a second home in her Hive and Shoe Hive family, and has discovered the shoe and clothing addiction she never thought she had. An avid traveler, if not working or going to classes, Penelope is surely on a plane to a country she has yet to see.

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