Tax-Free Weekend for All

What is that old saying, the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes? I mean: what a downer of a phrase! But this weekend a bunch of stores in Old Town are making one part of the saying untrue. That is right, each summer the State of Virginia has a weekend before school starts where certain school supplies and clothing are tax free.

Your favorite stores in Old Town decided to go even further. We decided to pick up the sales tax on everything in our stores that weekend so you don’t have to worry about it. I mean why should the kids be the only ones that get in on the back to school shopping fun? It is a great weekend to shop because so many stores still have great summer sales going on and the shelves are all stocked with great new fall items.

Stylebook members Bellacara, TSALT, Penny Post, Red Barn, The Shoe Hive, The Hive, Kiskadee, and 529 Kids Consign are getting in on all the fun but so are many more stores in the Old Town Boutique District. Check out their Instagram @otboutiques to find more participating stores.

The fun starts Friday, August 2 and goes through Sunday, August 4. So get your back to school shopping done early so you can enjoy the rest of summer!


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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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