Sophie Berman | June 13, 2024

Fall 2022 Pre-sale

The theme of our Fall buying trip to Italy this past March was, “the comeback tour.” After a two-plus year hiatus from traveling abroad and working with our amazing factories and friends in Italy, we were fortunate enough to be back in action. This trip was different from all the other buying trips we’ve taken. Instead of going to a major trade show, we visited several different regions in Italy, traveling from factory to factory to work directly with our Italian manufacturers. We really got an appreciation for the fact that, like us, these factories are all small family-run businesses.



We are forever trend-spotting. Whether it’s getting feedback from you, our  loyal customers, or being out on the streets in major fashion cities, we are  constantly searching for what is “next”. 

Right now, we’re loving Mary Janes. We introduced the Mary Jane trend  this Spring and we are confident it will be a strong trend for this Fall. You  will see a number of interpretations of tried and true Mary Jane’s hitting  the stores at the end of August in a range of beautiful colors, materials and  heel heights.  

Another one of our favorite trends for Fall ’22 is chunky oxfords and  loafers. Borrowed from the boys, loafers and oxfords have proven to be  wardrobe essentials, thanks to how easy they are to wear. For this season, we’ve taken some of our most comfortable constructions and updated them with new colors, materials and ornaments.  

We also spotted a trend that is in sharp contrast to the more masculine lug  bottoms; the return of the ballet slipper. We personally love how versatile  ballet slippers are. They are a nice feminine addition to sneakers in the  “comfort” section of your closet. 

Fall ’22 will feature a range of fun, fresh colors and materials: Beautiful pop color suedes; a range of fun colored crinkle patents; coveted buttery Italian glove leathers. Our most on-trend fashion color for the season is  violet, or “viola” in Italian. Don’t be too shy to rock the color purple this  season!

As always, we will be offering an amazing selection of boots and booties.  It wouldn’t truly be Fall in Chicago without new boot arrivals from Italy hitting the selling floor at Lori’s.

We can’t wait for you to see all the new  and exciting styles from our private labels, L’idea by Lori and MA ‘91. We hope you are just as excited as we are! 






  • Jill Brotman says...
    On September 30, 2022

    I was in Florence close to when you were there on your buying trip. I moved from Long Grove to San Francisco at the beginning of COVID to be closer to family. The pix of the shoes in this Fall update are amazing! I miss your store so much! Will you be doing more sneakers like I saw everywhere in Florence? They were so great! Can’t wait to buy more for Fall! Everything works so well here in SF, because “every day is sweater weather!!” xxoo

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