Introducing Soia & Kyo at The Hive

Clothing is so different from shoes. As opposed to having the majority of merchandise come in once every season like it does at The Shoe Hive, we get deliveries of new product literally every day at The Hive. Last week brought with it the arrival of outerwear brand Soia & Kyo.

Ornella, $325

Ornella, $325

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Soia & Kyo was founded in Montreal in 2004 by creative director, Ilan Elfassy. His approach to design is the belief that beauty is found in simplicity. The brand continues to push the envelope with a modern, timeless aesthetic and effortless style. The company is committed to being the ultimate luxury brand for simple and refined outerwear.

Lilian, $295

Lilian, $295

We’ve had crazy weather this winter and while I don’t think we’re done needing our heavy coats I do wish I had had something a little less cumbersome and a little more statement-y to wear on the warmer days. Enter the need for trench coats and bombers for spring–lightweight outerwear that packs a punch even in pastel pink, brought to you by Soia & Kyo!

Kellie, $310

Kellie, $310

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Interested in learning more about any of these pieces? Give us a call at The Hive at 703.548.7110, email us at info@theshoehive.com or just stop in and see us at 301 Cameron in Old Town.

Bia, $345

Bia, $345

Stefie, $320

Stefie, $320

New Sundry Arrivals

Everyone’s favorite casual brand is back and we wanted to share. Here are the newly arrived Sundry pieces that came in last week. Want a little more information? Give us a call at 703.548.7110 or pay us a visit at 301 Cameron!

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Striped 3/4 Sleeve Tee, $78

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Muscle Tank, $77

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Pullover Hoodie, $117

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Open Side Pullover, $108

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Open Front Cardigan, $117

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Sleeveless Sweatshirt, $92

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Slash Pocket Pant, $130
Crew Neck Sweater, $187

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Long Sleeve Tee, $75

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Short Sleeve Tee, $68

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Tank Top, $68

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Hooded Pullover, $141

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Long Sleeve Tee, $90

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Pullover, $99

Tibi: All about the Colors and Cuts

Yes, it’s true you’ll find a wide array of grey t-shirts and “fancy” sweatshirts and menswear-inspired pieces at The Hive. This casual, cool vibe mostly results from the way Elizabeth and Christen dress themselves, an inevitable influence on the clothing we buy for our store. However, more than ever before, our store is now filled to the brim with feminine, colorful clothing that will carry you through whatever the day throws at you.

With the help of Ulla Johnson and Xirena–other sources of new spring arrivals, this influx of feminine cuts and bold colors stems primarily from the delivery of the latest┬áTibi collection. Fuller pants and skirts with wider waistbands (very flattering!) are topped with truly unique blouses, all in bold colors or shades of white and unexpected fabrics.

Here are some of the newly arrived Tibi 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.

Raw Denim Cropped Pants, $445

Raw Denim Cropped Pants, $445

Drape Twill Culottes, $395 & Agathe Ruffle Top, $595

Drape Twill Culottes, $395 & Agathe Ruffle Top, $595

Another view of the Raw Denim Pants.

Another view of the Raw Denim Pants.

Drape Twill Corset Top, $375 & Agathe Full Skirt, $595

Drape Twill Corset Top, $375 & Agathe Full Skirt, $595

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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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

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 info@theshoehive.com with questions or to place an order!

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The Cerise Dress, $625

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The Josee Dress, $575

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The Elsa Top, $395

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The Tyler Top, $350

Introducing Saloni for the Season

We are excited to introduce Saloni to our Hive customers. Saloni is a contemporary womenswear brand based out of London and created by designer Saloni Lodha in 2011. Born in India, Lodha has lived in Mumbai, Hong Kong and London. Her designs are inspired by her travels, and she takes a more personal approach to her creations, working with artisans in India to bring her designs to life.

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With those sneaky holidays just around the corner, this first shipment of Saloni is just what we needed to start stocking up on party looks. Why not save yourself the last minute stress of scrambling for something to wear when the invitations roll in? Scroll down to check out our first two Saloni ensembles, then call 703.548.7105 or email info@theshoehive.com to order or have us hold your size!

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