60% Off Starts Today!

Starting today, our sale merchandise at BOTH STORES moves to 60% off. The sale includes shoes, hats, handbags and socks at The Shoe Hive; and everything from dresses to denim and more bags at The Hive.

Think you’ve seen everything our sale has to offer? Think again! We just moved a TON of new product from full-price to sale at The Hive from brands like Saloni, Woolrich, Jenni Kayne and more! At The Shoe Hive, we decided to markdown more of our jewelry to make room for new brands that should arrive soon.

Give us a call if you want to check on styles and sizes: 703.548.7105 for The Shoe Hive and 703.548.7110 for The Hive. And we can always be reached at info@theshoehive.com!

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Alexandria Stylebook’s MAJOR Giveaway!

Have you heard? Alexandria Stylebook is giving away $4,000 in prizes in celebration of the new year!

Want to update your wardrobe? Upgrade your beauty routine? Refresh your home? Enjoy better health and wellness? Have some fun? A night out? One lucky Stylebook reader will win all that, along with advice from Stylebook experts to ensure the prize is just-right, of course.

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The prizes include a $250 from us that can be used at either store, a $50 gift certificate to our friend Megan’s store 529 Kids Consign, a $230 gift certificate toward any services at Bazzak Salon, and a two-month membership at Mind the Mat in addition to much, more more! You can find all the details on the giveaway including prizes and how to enter right here.

Now, go enter. You have nothing to lose but so much to potentially gain!

New Jewelry, Part Two: Diane Cotton at The Shoe Hive

We are actively working to up our jewelry game in 2017. Toward this effort, we introduced you yesterday to Mignonne Gavigan scarf necklaces carried at The Hive. But at The Shoe Hive, we have stocked our case with Diane Cotton’s designs.

Diane Cotton has created elegant jewelry out of her Newport Beach studio since 2000. Her eponymous line, known for its long, beaded necklaces with tassels and other vintage components, got its start on a whim. At the time, Cotton was on her final sales call as a rep for Ralph Lauren jewelry when the customer rejected the entire line. Not wanting to end on a sour note, she pulled her own designs from her bag and sold them on the spot.

Diane Cotton on the right. Her mother is in the center, and her daughter on the left who is also a jewelry designer!

Diane Cotton on the right. Her mother is in the center, and her daughter on the left who is also a jewelry designer!

We encountered Diane Cotton’s designs entirely by accident ourselves. On a recent trip to New York, we paid a visit to a showroom in hopes of finding a new scarf line. We not only discovered beautiful new scarves (which should arrive end of February) but we left with a bag of Diane Cotton’s jewelry to sell! The pieces we brought to The Shoe Hive include a variety of styles and lengths, and incorporated everything from Ethiopian glass beads, vintage Afghan tassels, and Chinese carved glass to brass, mother of pearl, onyx, and turquoise. We hope you love Cotton’s necklaces as much as we do!

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New Jewelry, Part One: Mignonne Gavigan at The Hive

Admittedly, our jewelry game ebbs and flows–it’s just better sometimes than at others. Staying at the top of our game requires constant research (ie browsing on Instagram) and ensuring we have a variety of styles and price points. Toward this effort, we have brought to our stores two new lines we think you will love. At The Hive, we’ve introduced the necklace scarves and earrings by Mignonne Gavigan (below) and to The Shoe Hive we have stocked our case with Diane Cotton’s designs (more on that tomorrow).

Elizabeth stumbled upon Mignonne Gavigan on Instagram, and then was pumped to discover a good friend was already a fan! It must have been a sign!

Throughout her twelve-year career as a designer in New York, Mignonne Gavigan Smith has explored design and honed her skills designing beautifully crafted pieces, from shoes to handbags to apparel. After seeing the interesting artistry that goes into handmade pieces and examining design through different lenses, Mignonne created an eye-catching way to wear beautifully detailed silks and fabrics as statement-making pieces that can transform any outfit.

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Mignonne first created her signature beaded chiffon scarf necklace in early 2009. The idea was born when she draped a ripped piece of an embellished vintage gown around her neck. Realizing the impact the ornate beauty of vintage gowns could have on an everyday outfit in the form of accessories, Mignonne used her experience with ready-to-wear collections to perfect the pieces that have now been seen on celebrities like Jessica Biel, Kate Mara, and more. Here are a few of her designs that are now available at The Hive. Give us a call at 703.548.7110 with questions!

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Save the Date: 2017’s Alexandria Warehouse Sale

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Mark your calendars! The Super Bowl of Shopping is here. This year’s annual Alexandria Warehouse Sale is Saturday, February 4 from 9am to 4pm at The Westin located off Duke Street in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria. It will be bigger and better than ever!

This is the second year the event will be held at the Westin and we are so excited to have secured the larger, more convenient location a second time. With over twenty-five vendors, we are going to need the space! Each year we have more than one thousand shoppers come through the doors in search of great deals on diamonds, designer shoes and everything in between. You won’t find deeper discounts and it is a great way to discover new local stores with which you may not have been familiar.

The prices are dropping.

The temps may have risen briefly but our prices are still dropping. Tomorrow, January 13th, our sale merchandise at BOTH STORES moves to 50% off. The sale includes shoes, hats, handbags and socks at The Shoe Hive; and everything from dresses to denim and more bags at The Hive.

Give us a call if you want to check on styles and sizes: 703.548.7105 for The Shoe Hive and 703.548.7110 for The Hive. And we can always be reached at info@theshoehive.com. Let’s celebrate the weekend and this wonderful weather with a little sale shopping!

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NSF: California Cool Comes to Alexandria

Inspired by its Southern California origins, NSF provides a modern expression of American style rich with textural detailing and boyish charm. Founded in 2005 by Nick Friedberg, NSF has earned a loyal following for its clean aesthetic, understated cool and eminently wearable collections. NSF blends a relevant and directional attitude with soft comfort. NSF is designed with a pointed ability to retool casual luxury. Men and women seek NSF for its independent spirit, quiet ease and confident attitude. NSF redefines comfort and quality and expresses itself through its highly curated and inspired wash development.

“Our approach has been to design what we love without worrying about whether or not it was going to be accepted.” Says Jamie Haller, NSF Creative Director and Designer.

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Here are some of the newly arrived NSF pieces at The Hive. For sizing inquiries or to purchase by phone, please call us at 703.548.7110 or email us at info@theshoehive.com.

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Napore, $250

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Sounya in Blue, $250

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Cassidy in Blue, $115

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Thea, $145 (Also available in white.)

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Sounya in Grey, $250

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Grace, $295

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Cassidy in Grey, $115