Why We Are a Krewe Crew (Plus! Trunk Show Specials!)

Krewe Simone Sunglasses in Oyster, Black and 24K

Sometimes you get in a brand that becomes the surprise hit of the season. Yes, of course we already loved it and that is why we ordered it, but sometimes we just don’t realize how much it will resonate with people. That is what happened with Krewe. It is by far one or our most popular brands at The Shoe Hive.

I wish I had a dollar for every time a customer has said they are the best sunglasses they have ever had.

Here is the thing about Krewe: they hit all the marks that make a great product. First, they are different and not what you see everyone else wearing. Second, they are handcrafted in the USA, which means they are a quality product. Krewe also stands by their products: if they break they will repair or replace them. And as a store owner, working with them is so smooth, which makes our job a lot easier.

I like to credit these positive attributes to them being a New Orleans-based company. I have yet to meet someone from this great city who doesn’t have a wonderful spirit and is, well, just a ton of fun (Jane Spence, I am talking about you).

When we were planning our trunk shows for this spring we thought: why not give Krewe a call? To our surprise, they were thrilled. Not sure why we didn’t expect this, since the name of their company is based on a Mardi Gras tradition describing a group of people who parade in a celebration. They wanted to invoke the spirit of creative collaboration.

So we are having a Krewe party and you are all invited! Starting this Friday, May 17 through Sunday May 19, we will be hosting a Krewe trunk show. They are sending us a ton of styles. Not only with this be the largest selection we have ever had, we are also offering 20 percent off every style in the line.

So stop in and pick up some new shades for summer. We promise you will love them.


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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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