“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world,” Marilyn Monroe once mused. Michele Lopriore, an Italian shoe designer, has been uplifting women for decades — both in heel height and confidence.
With a 30-year history of fine craftsmanship, Michele Lopriore brings a refined and classic style to shoe design. The acclaimed designer opened his first shop in Milan at the Piazza Cardona in 1986 with a determination to provide elegant footwear to stylish Italian women. Today, the shoe brand is a family-run design house with locations throughout the world, the newest being at Aventura Mall.
“All of our designs have a significant feminine touch – they make a statement that represents a confident and elegant woman,” said Mike Lopriore, CEO of Michele Lopriore. Chic designs, like the Victoria Galaxy heel, are among the top sellers for the Italian designer, who specializes in affordable, high-quality shoes.
Each shoe is handmade by artisans in Milan using the finest materials. They are also tested for comfort and wearability, making them practical and chic. The “Made in Italy” stamp says it all.
“We always want our shoe designs to be trendy, but with timeless touches of elegance and refined quality,” Lopriore shared.
Bold styles like the embellished leather Strass combat boot are in high demand throughout the country. Inspired by Europe’s iconic street style, the zipper-adorned edges and bungee cord ties put a unique spin on the traditional combat boot.
The Cassidy platform is one of the most popular designs available at the brand’s Aventura Mall boutique. Made with high-quality leather and adorned with an accent tassel, it’s the perfect shoe for daytime or evening wear.
The brand releases four highly anticipated collections per year and plans to adapt them to fit Miami’s international culture and eternal summers.
“We expanded our collections to include espadrilles and sandals,” Lopriore explained.
Wedges such as the Yuliet are a success year-round. The Alex sneaker has also been a hit with Miami shoppers looking to embrace athleisure trends, as Floridians search for relaxed, yet refined styles.
“Even when our designs are simple, they always make a statement,” said Lopriore.
Give your shoe closet a makeover and visit Michele Lopriore, located on the upper level near Macy’s.