Elizabeth’s Favorite Pre-Fall Pieces Plus Lookbook

The calendar switched officially to summer this week, so we think it’s time to send a lookbook with our more recent deliveries and show you what we expect to receive from now until July.

The fashion industry has taken the last 16 months to re-evaluate how it does business, and one thing that I hope is a permanent outcome is they have changed how much product they make and when they ship it. This new flow can be frustrating but also was needed for many reasons.

In years past, we would only be receiving wool sweaters and tweed blazers in the run-up to fall. But now, “pre-fall” catalogs are not really all pre-fall in nature. Don’t get me wrong, you will still see things in our store that you are not going to be wearing at all in the next few months. But we tried to limit those true fall items to things we just really couldn’t live without. Meanwhile, most of the items we selected were chosen with the goal of making sure you could wear them when you buy them.

As I open the boxes of our orders, I think we succeeded! Personally, I want every single item from Tibi, and they really are the best at making items that work all 12 months of the year. You will see other items in the lookbook, but that’s only because it just wouldn’t have been fair for me to make my top 10 picks only items from Tibi.

If you see anything in the lookbook you would like us to notify you about when it hits the door, please let us know and, of course, make sure you are on our email list – we send out emails about our newest arrivals every week.


Click here for the Pre-Fall Lookbook!

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I spent the first part of my career as a copy-writer who helped elected officials brag about their support for entrepreneurs. Then I decided to get off the printed page and do it myself. The Shoe Hive made a splash on the fashion scene in Washington, and was named the region’s best shoe store in its first year. Fourteen years later, I have tripled the store’s size and also opened a sister store, The Hive. At The Hive, we offer clothing lines that are sophisticated and approachable like Rag & Bone, Tibi, Raquel Allegra, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard. We have tried to fill our racks with clothing you will want to wear all the time, elevated basics that are worth the investment.

Heard the buzz? The Shoe Hive & The Hive are a pair of luxury boutiques in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring both big name designers like Rag & Bone and Stuart Weitzman and smaller brands like AGL and L'Agence, our unique selection and impeccable service are what set us apart.


The Shoe Hive                         The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street               301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
              Alexandria, VA 22314

703.548.7105                          703.548.7110

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