Time for an Outerwear Upgrade

September 22 was officially the first day of fall, but let’s face it, it is never really fall on that day, at least here in the mid-Atlantic. Then you think Halloween kind of marks the start to truly cooler days, but many times my kids are in short sleeves as they start trick-or-treating.

To me, the time when it really seems to feel like fall is when daylight savings time ends. It’s when the days get really short and by 8pm I am ready for bed.

So this weekend it is here, it’s time to “fall back” on Saturday night and the days will start to get really short.

We decided to kick off the cooler days and longer nights with four days of a coat sale. Starting tomorrow, Thursday, November 1, we are marking all of our coats down by 20 percent. We have great options from Rag & Bone, Sundry, Alicia Adams Alpaca (their swing coat is a customer favorite), Ganni, Isabel Marant, and Emerson Frye.

So if you have finally switched out your spring clothes for winter and realized you needed and outerwear upgrade, we are here to help!

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Row 1: Marc Jacket by Line | Fenn by Ganni
Row 2: Joan Jacket by Line
Row 3: Ivan Jacket by John + Jenn | Bomber by Harvey Faircloth | Gimo by Isabel Marant
Row 4: Iken by Isabel Marant | Trench Coat by Harvey Faircloth
Row 5: Swing Coat by Alicia Adams Alpaca | Car Coat by Emerson Fry


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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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