Major markdowns start tomorrow!


It is that time of the year again when we start marking down prices to make room for all the new spring arrivals. I always worry that I’m going to sound like a television used car salesman when I start “slashing prices” and saying things like “everything must go.” But literally, I’m telling you, everything must go. I’ve got resort wear coming off the UPS truck every day and, as much as I love them, I just don’t have shelf space for these great fall styles any longer.

So starting Friday, December 30th we are marking all Fall and Winter down 40 percent at both The Shoe Hive and The Hive. 

There’s also a dirty little secret about this particular sale–there is always a ton of great stuff left. We end up scratching our heads a little bit wondering why a few pieces are still on our shelves; some of them have become my winter staples already! 

So stop in soon for the best selection. If you are looking for something to do over the holiday weekend we will be open. We are open on New Year’s Eve from 9 am to 4 pm–closing just a bit early so we can get our own heels on–and we are open New Years Day our regular Sunday Hours of 12 to 5. We hope to see you!

Holiday Hours, Free Parking & Best Wishes


As we close in on the Christmas holiday, there were just a few things we wanted to review with you. First, here are our holiday hours:

Christmas Eve: 10AM to 4PM.
Christmas Day: Closed.
December 26th: Return to regular hours, 10AM to 7PM.

Additionally, we learned the City of Alexandria is offering FREE PARKING all three of these days! So if you’re wrapping up some last minute shopping tomorrow, paying the city’s Christmas tree a visit with the family on Christmas Day or having a late brunch the day after–you won’t have to worry about your car!

And since we have your attention, we wanted to say thank you one more time. Thank you for your kindness, loyalty, and support. We literally could not do what we do without all of you!

New Holiday Party Looks from Saloni

We can’t wait for you to try on all of the latest Saloni arrivals–especially since our first delivery from the brand blew out of our store. This delivery brings with it holiday party-appropriate blouses and dresses that you’ll want to wear again and again even after the festivities have subsided. Scroll down to take a look and then give us a call at 703.548.7110 or email us at with questions or to place an order!


The Cerise Dress, $625



The Josee Dress, $575




The Elsa Top, $395




The Tyler Top, $350

Kids Gift Guide: The Crafts Edition

This gift guide includes origami sets, DIY bracelets, and so much more to keep your kiddos occupied and productive.

The stock on our crafts has dwindled since this gift guide was first designed though. So if you’re interested in a specific item pictured here, give us a call at 703.548.7105 or email us at to find out if it is still in stock. Thank you for shopping with us!


Kids Gift Guide: The Lunchbox Edition

This gift guide includes lunch box containers, accessories & tools to take your kids’ school lunch from boring to blast-off!


We’ve gathered the coolest bento boxes, snack containers and other rad accessories and tools you can use to make lunches exciting. Yep, that’s right, we said it: exciting.

While we don’t claim to have magical powers, we hope these items will inject some fun into the packing process, and at the very least, make your kids’ lunch so exciting, you’ll get nothing back but an empty bag.