About the Company
Tory Burch is a luxury lifestyle brand defined by classic American sportswear with an
eclectic sensibility and attainable price point. It embodies the personal style and spirit of its CEO and designer, Tory Burch. Recognizing a void in the market for a sophisticated aesthetic at an attainable price point, Tory wanted to create stylish yet wearable clothing and
accessories for women of all ages.
Tory Burch was launched in February 2004 as a lifestyle concept with multiple product categories, including ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Going against the minimalist trend that was popular at the time, Tory designed her flagship boutique, in downtown
New York, to feel more like a room in her own home than a traditional retail store.
Key design elements featured in all boutiques include orange lacquer doors,
mirrored walls and Lucite fixtures.
In October 2009, Tory Burch eyewear was launched in partnership with Luxottica Group. The collections has a classic yet modern feel that reflects the unique spirit of the brand. Tory wanted to create a collection that was not only distinctive, but also well-made and accessibly priced.
Tory is greatly influenced by the unique personal style of her parents Buddy and Reva. She is also inspired by her love of art, music, culture and travel, which is reflected in the collection. Graphic prints, bold colors and unique details are all signatures of the brand.
Tory Burch has received several awards from the fashion industry, including the 2008 CFDA for Accessory Designer of the Year; 2007 Accessory Brand Launch of the Year from Accessories Council of Excellence; 2005 Rising Star award from Fashion Group International. Tory was named one of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women in the World in 2010. Blake Lively,
Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow and Hilary Swank
all wear the Tory Burch collection.
In 2009, Tory launched The Tory Burch Foundation to support the economic empowerment of women and families. Through grants and microfinancing for women entrepreneurs, the foundation invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned small businesses. Through mentoring opportunities, it provides women with tools to achieve their aspirations as entrepreneurs and leaders. Please visit toryburchfoundation.org for more information.
Born and raised in Valley Forge, just outside Philadelphia, Tory graduated from the
University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history and moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She has worked for some of the most influential American designers, including Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe.
Tory currently resides in New York City with her three sons.
Tory Burch is available at freestanding Tory Burch boutiques across the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia, toryburch.com, and over 800 select department and specialty stores worldwide.