Who Likes to Pay Taxes?

I don’t think I know anyone who likes paying taxes. When you own a small business, it seems like all you ever do is pay taxes. That’s why the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday is fast becoming one of my favorites. It started to help folks with back to school shopping… and this year back to school shopping has a different meaning altogether.

Many of the stores in Alexandria Stylebook have decided once again to sweeten the deal and pay sales tax on every purchase – so you won’t pay sales tax on anything, not just on the state-approved list of items. That is right – the price on the item is what you pay.

I look at this holiday two ways. First, tons of items will be marked under $100 since clothing and shoes qualify for the state tax exemption. There are fantastic deals to be found.

The other great deal is there could be a brand-new item over $100 that just arrived that you don’t have to pay tax on, so it is a six percent discount. I mean, hey, every little bit counts!

We decided to highlight some of our deals under $100, along with some of our favorite new arrivals.

Come see us – the tents will be outside and the air conditioner will be on inside!




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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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