Work to Weekend: Getting More from Your Wardrobe

You hear us all talk about cost per wear, maximizing your wardrobe, or wearing things more ways than one. Why do we go on and on about the same thing? Well, versatility is important to all of us!

I actually think it is part of our job. Nothing makes me happier than when someone comes in and says, ”you made me try that blazer (or insert any item) and I wasn’t so sure but I have worn it all the time.” That makes me think “Yahtzee!” There is no higher retail compliment.

We have been working recently to upgrade our email communications and trying to let folks know when new items arrive. We want to give our customers some ideas about how to wear things in maybe a way they hadn’t thought of, so we started our Work to Weekend series. We all have busy lives and we need clothes that work more ways than one. We have sent out a few emails on this topic and this fall we plan on styling more of the great pieces we have been unpacking so you can see how they might fit into your wardrobe.

If you want to see how you can style some pieces in different ways, sign up for our email list on our homepage — it is in the bottom right corner — or just email us at and we will add you to the list. Don’t worry, your email is safe with us and you can unsubscribe at any time. But we sure hope you won’t!



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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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