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Heard the buzz? It’s all about The Shoe Hive — the little boutique with the big reputation. Since 2003, The Shoe Hive’s been the place where Washington’s serious shoppers find the “next big thing” in footwear — before it hits department store shelves.

If you’re looking for updated classics from Bettye Muller, the latest look from Tory Burch or affordable flats by Sam Edelman, The Shoe Hive has them all. And now, you can get handbags, accessories, and jewelry too.

From comfortable flats to elegant heels, affordable wardrobe staples to unique bridal styles, The Shoe Hive caters to a wide variety of budgets, all with boutique service! Be prepared to get hooked on the honey – serious shoe gals always come buzzin’ back for more.

Watch owner & founder Elizabeth Todd on The Shoe Hive and the Old Town Boutique District on ABC7’s Working Women segment.

About the Shop Owner

Elizabeth Todd spent the first part of her career as a copy-writer who helped elected officials brag about their support for entrepreneurs. Then she decided to get off the printed page and do it herself.
Her boutique in Old Town Alexandria, 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. It soon won the designation as one of the top 25 shoe stores in the entire country according to a prominent national fashion magazine. Nine years later, she has tripled her store size and branched out into accessories and jewelry too.
When she’s not chasing two toddlers and a Boston Terrier around Old Town, Elizabeth is an advocate for local small businesses and doesn’t see a need to leave Old Town much.