Lori started Eva Lucia back in 2009 when she was frustrated by the lack of stylish options for women’s footwear in Perth. Fast forward 12 years and the both shop and Lori have been through multiple evolutions including a complete move of premises, a marriage and a baby brother for our namesake, Eva.
Very recently Lori launched the opening of Petit Pas, a children’s multi branded footwear retailer and lifestyle store.
There was little surprise that Lori opened shops; retail is in the blood. Mum, Lynn, is a fellow Perth Indie and one of the partners in Lorna Davies Florists, and Lori’s great gran ran Tylers, the go-to shoe shop long before Lori was born.
Day to day Lori oversees the entire operation of both Evalucia and Petit Pas, she can focus on buying, merchandising, financials, strategy, ethos and ensuring the all-important team is happy and looked after.
More recently, Lori has taken up the mantle of Perthshire Chamber of Commerce President, the first time in the organisations 150 year history that a woman has held this office.