Lessons in Tying Scarves: A Special Event

Do you find yourself purchasing scarves and then never wearing them because you don’t know how to tie them? Are you perplexed by the idea of a spring scarf altogether? Well, we are here to answer all of your scarf-related questions and to provide scarf solutions! This Thursday, March 30th from 7-9PM, we will host blogger and author Lauren Friedman of “50 Ways to Wear a Scarf” for a special scarf-tying event.

Bring in your own trouble scarf for ideas on how to wear it or find a new one to wear at The Hive! Lauren will walk us through a handful of her favorite scarf-tying tips, too. The event is limited to the first twenty-five to sign up. You can RSVP here. The event is free of charge as long as you sign up in advance. (Side note: Lauren’s brief presentation will start at 7:20-ish so please don’t be too late if you sign up.)

For this event, we’ve brought in a limited selection of scarves by Yarnz, Piccolo and Janavi and all of them will be marked down 20% for event participants. Booze, bites, and lots of fun–we hope you’ll join us!

A Veronica Beard Trunk Show & Giveaway

Since we opened last September we have consistently reloaded our racks at The Hive with clothing from Veronica Beard, and still we can’t seem to keep it in stock! It turns out our customers love the brand just as much as we do, and we could not be more pleased.

To celebrate the arrival of spring and all of the fun fashions that come with it, we are hosting a Veronica Beard trunk show this weekend, Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12. Join us for this exclusive showing of the brand’s Spring 2017 collection and any Veronica Beard purchases (including special orders) will be 20% off. Our brand rep–one of our favorite people–will be on location to help with sizing and fit as well as styling.

The pieces our rep is bringing with her will only be available through Sunday; they get shipped back the next morning. This is your only chance to shop an expanded selection of the brand’s collection in person at a discount!

And you haven’t even heard the best news yet! The Veronica Beard team is generously giving us a VB jacket to raffle off–the only requirement to participate is the in-person entry of your name and email address. No purchase required!

Have any questions about this event? Email us at info@theshoehive.com or give us a call 703.548.7110.

Here’s a taste of the pieces we will have available:

Will you be our Valentine?

In our opinion, Valentine’s Day is a little like New Year’s Eve. Every year, the hype seems to grow but the event itself rarely lives up to our expectations. Well this year we’re changing that: Spend Valentine’s Day with us! We’ll hang out, indulge in champagne and chocolate, talk spring trends and do a little shopping.

Our styling and management staff will be on hand to answer any and all styling questions you might have or to steer you toward the shoes and clothing that will carry you the furthest in seasons to come. Additionally, our friend and chef extraordinaire Tallulah (who also happens to be Penelope’s sister) will be catering the event. Take 20% off any full-priced items by showing us your RSVP to this event, limited to the first 50 people who sign up. There’s a ton of new spring arrivals that won’t otherwise go on sale until the Summer Sidewalk Sale…if they make it that far!

Will you be our Valentine? RSVP here.


Save the Date: 2017’s Alexandria Warehouse Sale


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.

Save the Date: Men’s Night is December 13th


They get beer, brats, bourbon and cigars. You get your wish list. But first you have to fill one out!

Here is how it works:

1. You fill out a wish list at either The Hive or The Shoe Hive with the items you like and the contact information of your spouse, boyfriend or whomever might need something to put under the tree for you.

2. We contact them and let them know you have a list with us. We also send an invite to our annual “Men’s Night,” on Tuesday, December 13, which is basically a tailgate party without the football.

3. The men join my co-host Chris Campagna, Old Town’s most fashionable guy, for a night of beer, brats, bourbon, and shopping. When he’s had his fill of swill and sausage, we wrap up your present and send him on his way knowing he has picked out the perfect gift for you.

4. Don’t worry if he can’t make it to men’s night — we will let him know we will have the gift ready and wrapped for him any time before Christmas.

5. The Wish Lists aren’t just for men. If you have a hard to shop for teen or mother-in-law, send them our way. We will help them fill out a list and do the same thing for you: show you their list, let you pick, and have it wrapped and ready to go!

Our holiday wish lists are back!

We are making gift-giving AND gift-getting easy at both of our stores. Come in, fill out a wish list, and tell us how to reach the person buying you presents this year. We’ll reach out to them and make sure you get something you will love! It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

Not sure what you want to include on your list? We can help! Not only can anyone on our staff make suggestions for any price point, but we will also be sending out gift guides by email over the next few weeks. So, stay tuned!

One more thing: We have once again partnered with Braddock Commercial Real Estate for our annual Men’s Night. Mark your calendars: the event will be held on Tuesday, December 13. If your wish list contact person is a guy, we will invite him to this fun annual event and make the gift-giving process that much easier on and enjoyable for him!


This Weekend: 30% Off ALL Black Pants at The Hive

Today starts our annual Gigi New York trunk show at The Shoe Hive, but we didn’t want to leave The Hive out of all of the fun. We have a lot of black pants at The Hive, ranging from the classic Veronica Beard scuba pant to a wide-leg cropped style by Tibi and black coated denim by Current/Elliott. There’s a black pant for everyone and this weekend it will be 30% off! Stop by and see us before traveling for the holiday or we can help you pick out the perfect Thanksgiving casual-and-sophisticated look. We are always happy to help!