Ulla Johnson Has Figured Out How To Flatter All Different Frames

If you’re a frequent reader of this space, you probably see a few themes repeated. In fact, I realize I that sometimes I sound like a broken record. I also realize that even if I simply cut and pasted this same post four times a year when we get our Ulla Johnson deliveries it would never stop being true. Are you ready for it? I just can’t seem to say it enough: this latest Ulla delivery is so good!

We just unpacked “pre-fall” and I am trying hard to not add every piece to my wardrobe. We have some pre-fall pieces in from other designers that are beautiful as well, but let’s be honest: you can’t wear a wool blazer for four more months. These Ulla pieces (with the exception of one winter coat) are all buy-now/wear-now, even though they are technically “pre-fall.”

There is also something about Ulla Johnson’s cuts that just work, even on different body types. I am larger up top and smaller on the bottom and I always assume items will add too much bulk and accentuate what I am trying to hide, but these don’t. Then I ask whether the ruffles and pleats might overwhelm a smaller figure, but they don’t. Ulla has figured out how to flatter all different frames and make interesting pieces that don’t look like anything else you will find on the shelves.

If you are looking for some great pieces that will take you from now through late fall, stop in and check out this latest collection. You won’t be disappointed.


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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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