Kiki Lynn Trunk Show on Small Business Saturday

The beauty of Kiki Lynn’s clothing is that the designs effortlessly walk the line between dressy and casual. The brand’s iconic shirt dress, for example, is just as easily worn with boots and a cozy scarf as it is with chunky gold jewelry and a high heel. Made by a local Alexandria mom and her team, the pieces are cut and crafted with knowledge of the female form, ensuring that they are flattering in their fit and come in fabrics that look and feel luxurious.

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This coming Saturday, we are hosting a one-day trunk show with a special selection of the brand’s winter collection. All Kiki Lynn merchandise will be 20% off that day only, and customers will have the chance to meet the designer herself between 10AM and 2PM. In celebration of Small Business Saturday, we will also provide a gift with purchase and will enter shoppers that day into a raffle for a host of goodies. Join The Shoe Hive and Kiki Lynn on Saturday; shop small and score big!

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us!

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Black Friday is definitely the star of this coming weekend, but we are celebrating Small Business Saturday, too, with the help of local brand Kiki Lynn and Hysteria, the boutique next door. Kiki Lynn, known for its flattering and versatile shirt dresses, will join us in hosting a trunk show. Score 20% off all Kiki Lynn styles Saturday only.

A trunk show will also be taking place two doors down at Hysteria where you can score the same discount on jewelry designer Sophie Blake’s pieces. Additionally, both stores will be offering gifts with purchase and raffles!

Black Friday at The Shoe Hive

One day each year, EVERYTHING at The Shoe Hive goes on sale–the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday is hands down the largest single sale at our store and it is not to be missed. We have stocked our shelves with of course a unique and beautiful selection of shoes, handbags and accessories. But you will also find gifts at all price points for kids, men, students, and the hard-to-shop-for. We have the back of our store broken down into Gifts Under $25, Gifts Under $50 and Gifts Under $100, which will hopefully help you in your gift-related decision-making.

Here are the times and sale details to help you plan your day:
6-8 AM: 30% off the entire store!*
8-10 AM: 20% off the entire store!
10 AM – 8 PM: 10% off the entire store!

*Know what you want to get ahead of time and arrive early. There is usually a line at the door!


Once you’re done at The Shoe Hive, don’t give into the mall traffic and crowds! Instead, enjoy a more pleasant gift buying experience by shopping your locally owned boutiques during the fifth annual Alexandria Black Friday Sale. Free parking, early (and late) trolley hours, a Christmas tree lighting and city-wide discounts, make Alexandria your holiday shopping destination this year.

New to the Hive: Sundry Sweats and More!

This past week we received a much anticipated delivery of Sundry basics. Sweatpants, sweatshirts, sweaters, and tees that transition from cool to casual effortlessly. The fabrics are soft and the styles easy to wear.

If you’re not yet familiar with our favorite brand of luxury loungewear, now’s the time to give Sundry a try. With a fresh batch of new arrivals, we have all of the cozy, casual pieces you will want come cold mornings and lazy afternoons this winter.

We stocked up on the brand’s most basic tees along with a two-toned long-sleeve version.

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The side zip sweater is back and better than ever with extra-long zippers on both sides.

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The ultra-soft, cowl-neck sweater doubles as a hoodie, and the redesigned sweatpants are flattering on all body types.

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Here, Kristi has modeled our Sundry basics along with the new Superga slip-ons in charcoal wool.

Shoe Spotlight: The Lowland

It seemed like a no-brainer to bring in Stuart Weitzman’s iconic 5050 over-the-knee boot to The Shoe Hive a few years ago. And, sure enough, every fall season we sell out of the style. We call it the magic boot; the 5050 makes all women look longer and leaner no matter their height or size.

The same cannot be said of the Lowland, however. We knew that when we bought it for the store. The Lowland, also by Stuart Weitzman, is several inches taller than the 5050, taking it from over-the-knee to officially thigh-high. That description often carries with it Pretty Woman references causing many of our shoppers to dismiss it altogether. But while we recognize that the thigh-high look isn’t for everyone, we do encourage all of you to keep an open mind and try it on.

First, this is not just any thigh-high boot. Stuart Weitzman’s craftsmanship is exceptional. The proportions of the boot are perfect, and do indeed create a long and lean line for those who wear it. Loosely fitted around the ankle as well as against the thigh with an adjustable tie in the back, the boot balances pear and apple shapes while flattering more boyish figures too.

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Second, the Lowland is flat. This is key in making this style appropriate and versatile. Wear these boots under a knee-length shift dress and blazer for work and they are both functional and on trend. Wear them over denim and top it all off with a cozy cashmere sweater and oversized scarf for a Saturday afternoon. Opaque tights and a mini skirt for date night. A sweater dress and a little bling for a holiday party. The options are endless.

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The Lowland has been spotted on a host of celebrities, models and street style bloggers. But, to us, the most important test for the Lowland has been our customers. And this is what we found: That everyone who has been willing to try it on, chooses the Lowland over the traditional 5050! We admit to being a little surprised, but can’t say we aren’t pleased! Next time you’re on the hunt for a pair of black boots try on the Lowland. You might be surprised too.

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