ABOUT TORY
ABOUT TORY
ABOUT TORY
ABOUT TORY
TORY'S STORY
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Tory

A vintage tunic from a Paris flea market. Interior designer David Hicks' graphic style. American sportswear. A television commercial encouraging you to be bold and follow your dreams. The Tory Burch story could begin at any number of starting points. But delve deep and it really all goes back to her parents, Buddy and Reva Robinson, and a childhood in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

There, on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Tory grew up a tomboy, climbing trees and playing in the backyard with her three brothers. Her parents were consummate entertainers, serving lunches on the poolside porch, all fretwork and white lattice, and always with fresh flowers on the table. Then there were their travels — Marrakech, Athens, Capri… Photos of Buddy and Reva in the Sixties and Seventies would prove endlessly inspiring, he in his loafers and Hermès scarf-lined jackets and she, channeling bohemian glamour in her long caftans.

By the time Tory launched with a small boutique in Nolita in 2004 — after graduating with a degree in art history and working for designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe — her exacting eye for that era was set. And now it was coupled with the energy and spirit of New York to create a design vision that was uniquely hers, one that resonated worldwide from a hit ballet flat and tunics inspired by that flea-market find to the stores themselves, with her vibrant interiors.

The story unfolds on the entrepreneurial front, too, with the 2009 launch of the Tory Burch Foundation. Its aim has always been one central to Tory: after realizing her dream of starting a company, she wanted to give back and support women entrepreneurs.

meet
Tory

A vintage tunic from a Paris flea market. Interior designer David Hicks' graphic style. American sportswear. A television commercial encouraging you to be bold and follow your dreams. The Tory Burch story could begin at any number of starting points. But delve deep and it really all goes back to her parents, Buddy and Reva Robinson, and a childhood in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

There, on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Tory grew up a tomboy, climbing trees and playing in the backyard with her three brothers. Her parents were consummate entertainers, serving lunches on the poolside porch, all fretwork and white lattice, and always with fresh flowers on the table. Then there were their travels — Marrakech, Athens, Capri… Photos of Buddy and Reva in the Sixties and Seventies would prove endlessly inspiring, he in his loafers and Hermès scarf-lined jackets and she, channeling bohemian glamour in her long caftans.

By the time Tory launched with a small boutique in Nolita in 2004 — after graduating with a degree in art history and working for designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe — her exacting eye for that era was set. And now it was coupled with the energy and spirit of New York to create a design vision that was uniquely hers, one that resonated worldwide from a hit ballet flat and tunics inspired by that flea-market find to the stores themselves, with her vibrant interiors.

The story unfolds on the entrepreneurial front, too, with the 2009 launch of the Tory Burch Foundation. Its aim has always been one central to Tory: after realizing her dream of starting a company, she wanted to give back and support women entrepreneurs.

Tory
A film by Jo Ratcliffe
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the family album
“My parents were the most effortlessly stylish couple. They are a constant source of inspiration for me.”
“New York is home to me — it’s where I live and where I am raising my three boys.”
A Love Letter To New York
A film by Tabitha Denholm
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THE SIGNATURES

THE REVA

The Reva was named after Tory's mother, who has long been her muse and good-luck charm… so perhaps it's only fitting that this style became such a hit.

THE REVA

The Reva was named after Tory's mother, who has long been her muse and good-luck charm… so perhaps it's only fitting that this style became such a hit.

THE TUNIC

The tunic was one of Tory’s first designs, inspired by a piece found in a Paris flea market, and has been part of every collection since. Tory's own mother and grandmother wore them throughout her childhood, as did her father, who used to pair long tunics with espadrilles.

THE TUNIC

The tunic was one of Tory’s first designs, inspired by a piece found in a Paris flea market, and has been part of every collection since. Tory's own mother and grandmother wore them throughout her childhood, as did her father, who used to pair long tunics with espadrilles.

The Boutiques
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the boutiques

From the now-iconic orange lacquer doors and Lucite fixtures to the deep-seated sofas, the stores pull inspiration from the designer's home as well as the work of interior decorator David Hicks, a Tory favorite.

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the boutiques

From the now-iconic orange lacquer doors and Lucite fixtures to the deep-seated sofas, the stores pull inspiration from the designer's home as well as the work of interior decorator David Hicks, a Tory favorite.

the timeline

THE TIMELINE

A look back at the company’s milestones and highlights

THE TIMELINE

A look back at the company’s milestones and highlights

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