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Monday, December 31, 2007

Hot New Cruisewear

Vacation time! Time to head to your favorite sunny-spot and kick off those boots. Sun block? Check. Pedicure? Check. Sandals? Check!

Get the hottest styles in Spring and Summer 2008's most coveted colors and textures- glossy patents in lovely hues, and shimmery metallics. Lori's favorite brand? Yellow Box. Easy on the wallet, and even easier on the eyes.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Last Minute Gifts

Procrastinators, listen up!

Today is the last day for 3rd day shipping if you want your packages to arrive before Christmas!

Which also means that TOMORROW is the final day for 2nd day shipping, if you want your gift to arrive before December 25th!

And to show our appreciation, we would like to announce our secret-special offer: Use coupon code HLD10 when you check out after shopping our online store, and receive 10% off on orders over $75!*How easy is that? Plus, we've been updating our "Gift" section, and there are some great deals in there.


* Offer expires 1/7/08

Friday, December 07, 2007

Make Room for Savings

We're making room for Spring styles, and lowering prices on your favorite shoes!

Still looking for that perfect pointy flat for everyday wear? The Matisse Santos, a full grain nappa leather flat with a cute kitten heel and sleek silhouette, is now only $39.90!

Jeffrey Campbell lovers should check out the Albert, a flirty suede pump accented with two bows on the vamp, as it's been marked down to $59.90. What a deal!

If you're still in the market for boots, you're in luck. Our best-seller Boutique 9 Evvar in both grey and black suede, is now a mere $144.90. Made of plush suede and topped off with a glossy patent toe cap, this mid-calf boot is great for updating your winter look.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Linda Emmerman Trunk Show

Join us at Lori's Lincoln Park on Friday, November 30th between 11am and 6pm for the Linda Emmerman Trunk Show! Creator of Big Dot jewelry, Emmerman designs pieces that have been some of Lori's best sellers over the years.

Please call the Lincoln Park store at 773-281-5655 for more information. Not able to make it to the show on the 30th? Check out some of her pieces online in our jewelry section.

Also, be sure to stop by one of our seven locations soon, as we will be distributing Frequent Shoppers Club Certificates for 2008 starting this Friday! Just pick up one of our Frequent Shoppers cards for free (no purchase necessary), and present it after January 1st, 2008 along with your purchase of $75.00 or more and receive a $10.00 discount! We'll stamp your card, and you'll be able to use it again and again. Once a month, every month.

See you soon!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

M Gold & Zina Kao

M Gold & Zina Kao Jewelry

Join us at Lori's Highland Park on Monday, November 19th from 11am-3pm for tasty holiday treats courtesy of Lincolnshire Gourmet, and feast your eyes upon our superb collection of fine, handcrafted designer jewelry.

You'll find South-American inspired pieces with semiprecious gems and precious metals including vermeil, sterling silver, and 18kt gold-coated brass. These pieces make perfect holiday gifts!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Lori's Update: Scarves online

As you know, we have been loving our new shipment of winter accessories. Now there's one more reason to be excited...Scarves are available online too!

Just go to our Accessories section and check out "Scarves". So easy. So worth it.

Some of our favorites? Echo's Metallic Knit Wrap comes in both gold and pewter, and can be worn so many ways!

Looking for more warmth? Try out V. Fraas' Stryper. It's so cozy, and comes in four different color palettes. We think it's a great way to add color to your fall look!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Lori's Update: Hats now online

Lori's has just received a much-anticipated shipment of winter accessories, and hats are officially available online!

Some of our favorite styles? The San Diego Hat Company has some classy caps that follow the menswear-chic trend, while still remaining coy and feminine.We think they are the perfect way to top off your fall look.

For a cozier look, check out Echo's knit hats. They are so plush and comfy, you'll never want to take them off.


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Lighten up!

This week we are featuring clutches!

Lori's Ladies are clamoring over the "day clutch". It's quickly becoming the most sought-after accessory of the season!

More functional than the petite purses of the past, these oversized clutches let you carry all your essentials, while still keeping up with the latest trends! Don't you feel lighter already?

Our favorite clutch of the moment? Hobo's Rouched clutch comes in four colors and is so smooth and supple, you'll never want to let it go!

On the run with lots to carry? We suggest you put your essentials in your clutch and tuck it in your everyday bag. When night falls and you're ready to go out-just pull out your clutch and you'll be stylishly prepared to take on the evening!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lori's Update: Lamica Boots

Fall has been teasing us with warm breezes. But the bounty of boots popping up in magazines, on runways, and at Lori's, is proof that it's time for an update.

Lucky for you, we just received a much-anticipated shipment of boots by Lamica, of Italy. At very reasonable prices, these Italian boots are not to be missed!

Check out our favorite styles below!

Friday, October 19, 2007

As Seen In People Magazine

Snapshots of celebrities sporting Rubber Duck's Snowjogger are popping up in magazines everywhere! It's no surprise to Lori's. After all, the boot is unbelievably comfortable, and has that loveable retro moon-boot look.

It comes in white, silver, and fall's favorite material-black patent!

Check it out. Your feet will thank you.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Marcia Moran Trunk Show

Save the date!

Next Thursday, October 25th from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm, we will be displaying Marcia Moran's latest jewelry creations at Lori's Northfield location!

Owner and founder of Marcia Moran jewelry designs, the Brazilian designer is known for her eye-catching, contemporary jewelry, fashioned from 18kt gold or rhodium plated metals. Many of her pieces are set with gorgeous semi-precious stones.

Moran's jewelry is the perfect accessory for women who want to look spectacular at a reasonable price.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Lori's Update: Item of the Week

Our hottest patent pump is one part pristine, one part vixen. We think the coveted Calvin Klein Joeclyn is causing double-takes because of its classic silhouette and super flirtatious shine. The best part? It now comes in four colors...

No wonder it's so popular!

This glossy little dish looks stunning with opaque tights, and is the perfect way to make your outfit pop when paired with high-contrast colors.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Lori’s Update: Boots are in

This week Lori's is scouting the latest styles, and the verdict is unanimous: Boots are in!

Check off two trends at once with Lori's glossiest new arrival: The "urban" patent leather riding boot! This shiny new item from Appepazza combines two of fall's most sought-after trends. Not only does it have a comfortably flat heel, it also boasts this season's material of choice: supple patent leather.

Want to show more leg? Lori’s suggests Franco Sarto's Pension, a dazzling little ankle boot in black patent. These polished 3 inch heels will add pizzazz to your night-time look in no time. Just pair them with tights and a skirt and Voila! Perfection.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Putting It Together No. 7: Color block chic.

This week Lori's continues its new series in the fashion blog: Putting It Together. We'll show you how to marry some of our favorite pieces in perfect harmony.

After all, the style world can get difficult to navigate and fashion matchmaking is fun... and much less risky than the potential horror of setting your best friend up with your co-worker.

Putting It Together No. 7: Color block chic.

Wanna look fashion-forward yet natural, without the appearance of hours spent in front of the mirror? Lori's says, try a color block ensemble. It's bold. It's fresh. And it's sooooooo now.

We've paired High Fashion's color block clutch with a pair of purple Jeffrey Campbell flats, and topped it with a nifty gold cuff.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Lori's Update: Linda Emmerman trunk show.

Come see our own Linda Emmerman, sales associate extraordinaire and creator of Big Dot jewelry, as she will host a trunk show Friday, September 21st at Lori's Deer Park.

Linda's earring and necklace designs have been some of Lori's best sellers over the years. And now she has created a special line just for this event (preview pieces from the line below).
Customers will be able to place orders for the new pieces at the show.

Please call the Deer Park store at 847.550.8610 for more information.

Not able to make it to the show on the 21st? Come see Linda and her new collection next Saturday, September 28th at Lori’s Highland Park!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Lori's Update: Ladies' Night in Naperville.

Attention Lori's Naperville Ladies'. Join a gaggle of shoppers downtown N'ville Thursday, September 20th for a throng of special offers, discounts and services at tens of local stores and restaurants.

Lori's Naperville is participating, offering 10% off everything in the store. Wow!

The Naperville store is located in the heart of downtown at 27 W. Jefferson. Call the store, 630.416.3663, or click here for more information.

Friday, September 14, 2007

This Week's Hot List: Gentle Souls wedge.

Lori's has been on Cloud 9 this week.

Or it feels like we're walking on Cloud 9, thanks to our dreamily comfortable new wedge from Gentle Souls. And it appears others feel the same way.

Why? Because Gentle Souls' Ridge-Amaru is at the top of this week's Hot List!

The Ridge-Amaru is an adorable and versatile little wedge that just happens to sport revolutionary comfort, too. Its cushioned footbed is padded with Flaxseed pillows that mold to your feet as you walk. The insole is lined in ultra soft deerskin.

Cloud 9. Ahhhhhhh.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lori's Update: As Seen in TimeOut. And Where. And the Sun Times.

Lori's flaunted its expertise, style and value this week, appearing in Second City staples TimeOut, Where, and the Chicago Sun Times.

Lori's supplied a pair of cap toe, herringbone Deer Stags pumps to one TimeOut writer who had the assignment of wearing the 4+'' heels for three straight days. The verdict?

"The shoes make my hips move in crazy-fun ways, and the added height is empowering."

We couldn't have said it better.

In the September '07 edition of Where magazine, Lori's was tabbed as the City's shoe “"Save," noting the Lincoln Park location has, "arguably the best selection in the city, especially in the under-$100 price range."

And finally, Lori's made an appearance in the Wednesday, September 12 Sun Times, lending an expert opinion on the upcoming season's trends. View the spread for a full rundown, but Lori had three tips for footwear: flat boots, booties, and mary janes.

Thanks, Chicago.

Friday, September 07, 2007

STYLE WATCH: Oversized clutches

Take it from us, the clutch is no longer a little bag picked to blend into your outfit with the sole purpose of carrying keys and a tube of lipstick. No ma'am. It's gone from being a silent spectator to a shining star; hand candy; an accessory to admire.

And it's here to stay.

Lori's favorite, statement-making handhelds are large, leather and colorful, like High Fashion Handbag's color block clutch, or Hobo's classy Amelia in rouge (which looks absolutely amazing with a tailored navy blazer, dark denim and pumps).

So give your shoulder a brake, your hand a chance to shine, and let the heads turn.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

This Just In at Lori's: One boot. Two looks.

One fabulous, Italian suede boot. Two hot looks for fall.

We're talking about Luana, a luxurious boot that goes from casual to sexy chic with a simple flip of the collar.

Lori's will fold the collar down during the day, wearing it over jeans or with textured tights and a short trapeze dress. Then transition Luana into a knee-boot, lifting the collar and pairing it with tights and a belted sweater.

How will you wear it?

Priced under $200, it's a frugal fashionista find while still qualifying for Lori's limited time free shipping offer. Through September 19th, receive no-charge shipping on all orders of $150 or more (pre-tax).

Now that’s a deal.

Friday, August 31, 2007

LORI'S UPDATE: 30% Sale sale.

Attention local Lori's ladies, have we got some news.

So many new shoes have arrived we have to make room for them. And that’s where you come in...

This weekend only, we'll be taking an extra 30 percent off all sale items. Gasp!

Just one catch. The Extra 30% Sale sale is only good in-store at Lori's Lincoln Park, Highland Park and Northfield locations. We will not be able to honor the additional markdown online.

We'll be open Saturday and Sunday this weekend, but we’re off Monday for Labor Day, too. Hurry in for the best selection!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

THIS WEEK'S HOT LIST: Dolce Vita Tropez.

Rising through the ranks of this week's Hot List is the Tropez – a gooey-leather, classic Italian riding boot – by Dolce Vita.

We think Lori's ladies are snatching it up because its style is the center piece of one of fall's most timeless and classic looks: a white blouse, a fantastic blazer, your favorite jeans... and a sophisticated pair of riding boots.

The shaft (the leg) on the Tropez is wide enough to fit over jeans. However, its soft leather is also structured enough so the boot stands up against the calf, making it a great choice with skirts and dresses.

Black is the classy choice, but Lori's says try the grey if you’re in searching for a look that's more youthful and trendy.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Putting It Together No. 6: High fashion for less.

This week Lori's continues its new series in the fashion blog: Putting It Together. We'll show you how to marry some of our favorite pieces in perfect harmony.

After all, the style world can get difficult to navigate and fashion matchmaking is fun... and much less risky than the potential horror of setting your best friend up with your co-worker.

Putting It Together No. 6: High fashion for less.
Answer: Because looking like you stepped out of the pages of a high fashion mag doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of cash.

The question: Why take a que from Lori's P.I.T. No. 6?

Your friends will think you've had a session with a stylist, but we know better. It's easy when you pair Jen USA’s super sleek shoulder bag with Enzo Angiolini’s thick-heeled mary jane and a set of A.V. Max gold bangles.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lori's Update: As Seen in Chicago mag.

We knew it all along.

In its 2007 fall Fashion edition, Chicago magazine (p.26) named our own Lori one of five Fashion Pros in the city, touting Lori's as, "a retail phenomena."

Author Stacy Wallace-Albert inquired after a number of topics related to the business, even hitting on Lori's personal fashion favorites.

"Riding boots;" Lori says, "stylistically they have such sophisticated elegance. Typically they are flat, with a rounded toe and a clean shaft. Pair them with a great jacket, a white blouse, tuck in your pant legs, and throw them on with everything."

When she's right, she's right!

Others mentioned in the feature include the founder and president of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon, and Scott Starbuck of City Soles.

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