Tulusa Trunk Show this Arts Festival Weekend

The Alexandria King Street Arts Festival is kind of our town’s official farewell to summer, or kick off to fall, depending on how you want to look at it. Labor Day has passed, the kids are all finally back in school, and it is time to think about packing up our sandals and sarongs and pulling out sweaters.

The festival brings a different crowd to Old Town, including some out-of-town guests who might never have seen our store, so I got to thinking and decided it’d be great to feature one of Alexandria’s talented local artists at one of our stores for the festival weekend…especially one who makes great textiles that are not just for your home but for your wardrobe.

Well, luckily for all of us, Sue Henry of the brand Tulusa does exactly that. A resident of Del Ray, Sue makes the most beautiful pillows, napkins, table runners, clutches, and even denim jackets that feature original block print and embellishment. Her embroidered snake clutch is my personal favorite…or maybe it is the birds. Each piece has such attention to detail, vibrant colors, and one-of-a-kind designs, it is really difficult to pick.

We are kicking off the festival trunk show with a cocktail hour at The Hive with Sue this Friday, September 14th from 5-8pm.

So stop in for a drink on Friday or, if you are around for the arts festival over the weekend, come see Sue in the store Saturday from noon-3pm. Don’t worry, all her great pieces will be there the entire weekend! If you stop in, make sure you register for our giveaway.


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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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