What’s Arriving at The Hive & The Shoe Hive?

When I went to peruse our new look book it was a bit surreal. I have not seen a single one of these items in person. Packages at the store are always met with excitement, but recently I have a bit of hesitation each time UPS or FedEx stops by. The deliveries we receive right now are “pre-spring” or resort wear. This was the first entire season that I ordered completely from line sheets and Zoom – thanks to the pandemic that shut down in-person market in New York. We filled in with Zoom orders for fall here and there, but from here on out, it is all a little more nerve racking than usual. It is so different to see things in person, on models, and just to touch and feel the fabrics. You also get a sense of larger trends and a more collective feel for what you have ordered when you spend days walking about showrooms during market. It helps make your overall “buy” more cohesive.

Well, looking through this book helps me understand more what is in store for the store! I was excited as a flipped through. The top of my list is the AGL cage bootie. We are getting it in green and black, and I might just need both. The Sunday leggings from Rag and Bone are another must-have for me and can we talk about the Smythe blazers? They are a little more casual and relaxed, and we have lots of great denim and casual pants to pair them with.

Of course, we have tons of “sets” coming in, along with all types of dressy sweatshirts.



In my opinion, it is the perfect delivery to get us through these next few months. We will all be comfortable with elevated pieces that used to be only for casual wear and relaxed versions of our workwear.

Stop in and see us. We are open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 12pm to 5pm, and of course, we are always open online.


Click here to see the full look book


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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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