The New It Bag: The Lee Bag

It hasn’t even been a year since we started carrying Parker Thatch (thank you, Amy Rutherford) and it has gained a huge following since its arrival. I have never carried a bag that gets me stopped more than my camo “Mimi” – and I have carried a lot of bags.

The great thing about Parker Thatch is it is a small company run by a husband and wife team and all the bags are made in California where they live. So, when their loyal fans ask them for changes to a certain bag or recommend a different type of bag that folks need, they listen.

Clients kept sending in requests that they needed a great crossbody that fits lots of stuff, has pockets and zips. Viola! They made the “Lee Crossbody.” They use the same great suede, leather and canvas and of course, the amazing adjustable straps that are interchangeable with all their bags.

Everyone who has purchased one comes back in to tell us how much they love it and how it is the perfect travel bag. Since the strap is removable, you can turn it into a clutch for nighttime.

It really is the perfect bag. Come in and let the Lee Crossbody prove it to you!


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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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