Help us shop for you!

Christen and I are headed to New York again on Tuesday to shop for fall/winter and resort/holiday. These trips are typically a whirlwind of shoes, paperwork, cabs and coffee. But we want to know what you want to see in the store! So, we plan on documenting our trip via social media so that you can chime in. Whether you need a reason to waste a few minutes at work on Facebook or you are in the habit of checking your Instagram every hour on the hour, please join in on the conversation.

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Tired of nude or looking for luggage? Really need a pair of flat black boots without hardware? Have a dress that needs a specific colored heel to complement it? Let us know! We will also be blogging on the way back and will share photos of what we think we will be bringing in so you can share your feedback here too. We look forward to “shopping” with you!

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A Cinco Powell Tutorial (and a Special Invitation)

Thursday of next week–May 29–we will be serving cocktails (sangria!) in our courtyard while guests mingle with the Cinco Powell designer and talk all things bags. We will also be offering 20% off of all Cinco Powell products. PLUS, Cinco Powell will be giving away to one lucky attendee a tote in the color of the winner’s choice, a tassel in the color of the winner’s choice, AND a monogrammed gold tag! Here’s a “tutorial” on the Cinco Powell bags (and jewelry!) and our build-a-bag bar:

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The Store Next Door – Hysteria’s New Space

I am always asked how I got into retail and the answer is always the same, because of Hysteria. Just about 11 years ago my friend Courtney, whom I met because I shopped at her store, called me. She was moving Hysteria to another location and told me I should open a shoe store in her old space. That is literally how it all began. If it weren’t for Hysteria paving the way for independent boutiques and holding my hand through the ins and outs of retail, I would not be here.

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Today, Hysteria cut the ribbon on their new space at 123 South Fairfax. Suzanne has done an amazing job making it warm and inviting and stocking the shelves with great items we all want to fill our closets. Take some time this weekend to visit the new space and congratulate them on their hard work. It has paid off! Here are a few of my must haves and favorites for the season:

Snug Camisole $32 I literally wear one every day!

Snug Camisole $32
I literally wear one every day!

MZ Wallace Tote $185 The perfect bag to take you from work to the gym to the beach.

MZ Wallace Tote $185
The perfect bag to take you from work to the gym to the beach.

White Boyfriend Jeans by DL1961 I pretty much live in denim and these are the most comfortable jeans I own.

White Boyfriend Jeans by DL1961
I pretty much live in denim and these are the most comfortable jeans I own.

Roller Rabbit Tunic $85 My go-to pool cover up and they come in the best patterns.

Roller Rabbit Tunic $85
My go-to pool cover up and they come in the best patterns.

Smythe Jacket $595 I have a slight obsession with Smythe Jackets. They are an investment piece but I have some that I have owned 10 years.

Smythe Jacket $595
I have a slight obsession with Smythe Jackets. They are an investment piece but I have some that I have owned 10 years.

Cocktails in the Courtyard with Cinco Powell

When: Thursday, May 29th at 6-8pm
Where: The Shoe Hive, of course.
What: A build-your-own-bag event!

We believe that every woman needs a classic tote bag. A bag that is multi-functional and looks great. On both accounts, Cinco Powell delivers. A new-to-us brand, Cinco Powell’s totes are entirely customizable with colored tassels and monogrammable gold tags.

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On May 29th, we will be serving cocktails in our courtyard while guests mingle with the Cinco Powell designer and talk all things bags. We will also be offering 20% off* of all Cinco Powell products (there are monogrammable necklaces too!). PLUS, Cinco Powell will be giving away to one lucky attendee a tote in the color of the winner’s choice, a tassel in the color of the winner’s choice, AND a monogrammed gold tag!

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*The 20% off will be extended through the weekend.

Stylebook’s Major Makeover Giveaway

It has been a year since the launch of Alexandria Stylebook, and we cannot believe how far we have come. Every day, we have readers come into The Shoe Hive and tell us that they read Stylebook, love Stylebook, and most importantly find it helpful! We are so grateful to every single one of our readers–you!–for getting us to the one-year mark. So, we’ve come up with a little something to say thank you:

We are giving away a head-to-toe makeover to one lucky reader. The winning prize includes, $100 to Coco Blanca, $100 to The Shoe Hive, $100 to Kiskadee, $100 to Zoe Boutique, a makeup application and lesson from Bellacara (with a gift card so you can leave with your favorites), AND a cut and color by Bazzak Salon!!

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So, how do you enter? It’s simple. If you have subscribed to the Stylebook emails, you have already entered. Congratulations!

But we have a lot of readers, so we’ve devised a way to help you get an edge on everyone else. For every subscriber whom you refer to us, you will get an additional entry. For example, if you tell your coworker to subscribe, here’s what she needs to do to:

1. Subscribe to our emails at http://www.AlexandriaStylebook.com.
2. Reply to the Stylebook email she receives the following morning.
3. Type in your name (the person who referred her) and hit send.

Every time we get an email from a new subscriber with your name in it, you will get another entry…one more chance to win the Stylebook makeover!

Thank you all for making Stylebook what it is, and we look forward to another great year. We will announce the winner on June 1. Good luck!

Extended Summer Hours!

A couple of months ago, it seemed natural that our “summer hours” would extend from May through August. But today is May 1 and it feels as if summer is still far, far away. Still, after days of non-stop rain, we thought you might need some good news. So starting today The Shoe Hive will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 8pm all summer long giving you plenty of post-dinner-and-drinks or pre-night-out time to shop!

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