That’s A Wrap!

Summertime means it is time for sandals and espadrilles, so we are thrilled that Ulla Johnson has combined the two. That is correct – the platform shoe with contrasting ties in canvas and a heel made out of leather perfectly placed on woven jute is for sure going to become this season’s most worn shoe. We loved it so much we got two versions, ivory with cream and black with cream.

The Divina Espadrille also laces around the ankle, which is one of my favorite looks. Which is why I had to beg TIBI to send me some of the Larkin sandal. They have had a waitlist for months on their site, but they were so generous and sent us a size run. It’s the perfect nude with just a bit of a heel, so you feel dressed up but not uncomfortable. I just wish I had ordered it in two colors!


Find these and more at The Shoe Hive.


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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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