Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. Launched in February 2004, the collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home and beauty.
About Tory Burch
Tory Burch is an American fashion designer, businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the chairman, CEO and designer of her own brand Tory Burch LLC. She was listed as the 73rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2015.
Early life and education
Burch was born in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Reva and Ira Earl “Bud” Robinson (1923–2007). She was raised with her three brothers in a Valley Forge farmhouse, a 250-year-old Georgian near Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Her father was a wealthy investor who inherited a stock exchange seat and a paper cup company. He dated Grace Kelly and Joan Bennett before marrying Reva, an actress who had dated both Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando. Burch is Jewish on her mother’s side.
Burch attended the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania where she was a friend of jewelry designer Kara Ross. Her first job was at Benetton in the King of Prussia mall. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in art history, and graduated in 1988.