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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

STYLE WATCH: As Seen on Oprah

Oprah and Lori's have more than Chicago roots in common. As we found out yesterday, some of her favorite things are our favorite things!

On the May 29th show, the Second City's most famous hostess unveiled her annual collection of summer favorites. Making the list of "things perfect for summer" are the soon to be in-stock wide brimmed sunhat from Hat Attack, and Havaianas' Slim Season floral flip-flop.

Both items are expected to be in-store by Friday, June 1st. Call 888.334.SHOE during store hours for ordering details!

Friday, May 25, 2007

THIS JUST IN AT LORI'S: Dolce Vita. Hurrah!

We. Heart. Dolce Vita.

Over the past two weeks, new styles have arrived on a near-daily basis from one of our favorite brands - Dolce Vita.

We count the Flip, a fishskin flip flop sandal available in four colors as one of our latest newcomers, as well as a little sophisticated flat called the Moritz. Both shoes embody everything Dolce Vita has come to stand for - unique Italian design, unequaled craftsmanship and excellent comfort.

Oh, and at prices we can afford, too (!).

Stay tuned next week for more Dolce Vita arrivals, including patent leather pumps with fabulous lucite details.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

THIS WEEK'S HOT LIST: The Yellow Box Dart

What if Lori's was to tell you we had the most: Trendy. Hot. Comfortable. And affordable little shoe? You'd want to know about it, right?!

Well today we're here to say, we have the most: Trendy. Hot. Comfortable. And affordable little shoe!

And people have noticed. That's why Yellow Box's Dart has made its way to the top of Lori's Armitage Avenue Best Sellers List.

The Dart is sexy and vibrant, patent (okay, faux patent) slingback with a thick, corked heel. It's that thick heel combined with above average cushioning in the insole that gives the shoe long-term wear potential.

And did we mention it's $42.00? It is.

Now you know. Why wait?

Friday, May 18, 2007

Putting It Together No. 1: City Cas(ual)

This week Lori's starts a 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.

Look No. 1: City Cas
We call look number one City Cas(ual). It's ideal for Saturdays along the Mag Mile, casual Fridays or dinner with the girls.

The pieces: Boutique 58's pointed toe low wedge Nadia in black patent, High Fashion Handbags two-pocket faux patent satchel, and Alexia Crawford’s brushed gold link chain necklace.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

STYLE WATCH: No splurges, just steals

You work hard. And Lori's understands.

That's why we're always on the lookout for up-and-coming designers and style-rich replicas.

Our latest find? Pictro Alessandro's part -tote, part-oversized shoulder bag.

The bag looks like others you've seen in star gazing magazines or celebrity watch blogs. It has the same shape, bent and knotted tote handles, and gold details as bags two- or three-times (gasp!) its price.

Hurrah for having the bag you want. With money still left for shoes.

Other copies we're proud to carry:
* Wanted Wiz flats and sandals
* Sam Edelman wedges
* Coral Blue sandals

Friday, May 11, 2007

LORI'S UPDATE: Gladiator Sandals

We already know you're a fashion warrior on the inside, why not show it on the out?

Ladies, it's time to strap on your gladiator sandals.

In one of this season's hottest trends, celebs from A to Z (Russel Crowe not included!) have been spotted in their favorite Roman-inspired shoes. A few have sported their strappy sandals with wrap dresses and tunic tops while others have chosen ankle length jeans.

Lori's favorites? Kate Spade's snakeskin Flame, Vaneli's Belcy (but don't make us choose between black and white, please) and MIA's Capri.

Time to lace 'em up! We know you have it in you...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

THIS JUST IN AT LORI'S: More European delights

Been holding out for the perfect shoe to wear with your new summer wardrobe?

Lori's says, your wait is over.

Straight from Europe, we just received a pair of Veletto woven platforms that we've been anticipating since September. From heel to toe, the shoes are covered in woven Italian leather, making them the perfect combination of flirt, fashion and class (Lori's disclaimer: These shoes may induce staring!).

In other Just In news, we dare you to check out our newest flats from iX Spain. Lori's loves how these authentic ballets make us feel like little girls again yet their style and sophistication are undeniable. We plan to wear them with our new favorite little white trapeze dress (because that old tutu doesn't still fit. Does it?!).

Friday, May 04, 2007

STYLE WATCH: As Seen in People: Dionne

Did you miss Sam Edleman's Celine the first time around? No worries Lori's ladies, she's back!

After flying out our doors in March, this sought-after, much-publicized little snakeskin flat is once again sitting among our stacks of shoes. Green? Got her. Yellow? You bet. Blue? Back, too.

A few of Lori's other best sellers have found their way back as well, including Steve Madden's Richh in black and white, and Bees in pink. The Enzo Angiolini Maylie in black patent has also recently re-arrived (and check out the new red patent style coming Monday. Red, hurrah!).

Enjoy (but don't wait this time)!

Thursday, May 03, 2007


It's no secret, Moms love us.

This Mother's Day, why not show the special Mom in your life how much you care by bringing home something in Lori's trademark pink box? She deserves it.

We think the pretty and delicate necklaces from Viv & Ingrid are a can't miss, as are the gorgeous yet affordable pieces from A.V. Maxx (Mom would be so proud!).

Lori's Top Jewelry Trends for Mom
1. Charms
2. Nature-inspired pieces
3. Brightly colored stones
4. Gold
5. Jewelry for layering

Can't decide? Let Mom choose with a Lori's gift card. She knows best after all.

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