“This is the shirt I’d always wished they’d make!”

In an effort to create a store that has great basics — elevated basics, we like to say — one of the lines that we (and our customers) have embraced is Frank & Eileen.

Frank & Eileen is a shirt company that makes all of its clothes in the United States and only uses fine fabric imported from Italy. That is a pretty winning combination, if you ask me. They stick to certain cuts and once you figure out the ones that work for your lifestyle or body shape, it makes shopping easy. Even Princess Meaghan and Price Harry wear their shirts; what other fashion stamp of approval do you need?

So when Frank & Eileen introduce a new style, you know it is going to be perfect. They have just added “The Frank” to the collection and I am calling my shot now: this is going to be everyone’s new favorite.

“The Frank” is essentially the line’s two most popular styles, The Eileen and The Barry, merged into one. It is a slimmer, more tailored fit like The Barry, but not quite as fitted so it has the ease of the Eileen. This is the shirt I’d always wished they’d make! It is like they read my mind. It’s a little dressier so you can tuck it in but still has some room if you want to untuck it for a more casual look.

Clean, crisp, and tailored, it takes you to work or to the weekend. Just when you thought a line couldn’t get any better, it does.

We started with the two basics, light blue and white, and added in a heart one, just for fun.


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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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