Tory Burch has already gained a cultlike following for her Reva flats and wardrobe-energizing prints. That career milestone? Achieved. Now, the designer is reportedly making more headway on her résumé: surpassing $1 billion in revenue in 2014. On its own, that figure is no small feat – but when you combine it with the fact that her brand is just a decade old, it’s astonishing.

Tory Burch

Image via Tory Daily

And the media has taken note of the label’s earning power. This week, Fast Company published an intimate profile on Tory in its September 2014 issue, outlining her company’s history from inception through its future plans. Having left her fashion PR path to raise three boys, Tory’s story is a relatable one, even if her privileged upbringing is less so. But Tory channeled her globetrotting experiences into beautiful items that defined “accessible luxury,” earning our affection (and disposable income) along the way.

At the core of Tory’s success is her family. They helped staff her Manhattan storefront on opening day in February 2004, and her parents’ colorful style continues to be a source of inspiration to this day. She’s even gone so far as to name the company’s guiding principles (including kindness, humility, and humor) after her dad, Buddy.

This year has brought, and will continue to bring, many firsts for the Tory Burch brand, all bearing her personal touch: a foray into wearable technology with a Fitbit collaboration, a coffee-table book called Tory Burch in Color, a collection of dinnerware, and sometime soon, a line of men’s items. While other American lifestyle icons have come before her (Donna Karan and Michael Kors come to mind), Tory continues to pave her own path as an entrepreneur to watch. And an upbeat, hardworking female one at that.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

What do you hope Tory will design next? Tweet us at @ruelala.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.

August 20, 2014

The musts for any wardrobe? Versatile, go-anywhere pieces you can throw on – and most importantly, look great in – without thinking. Cue this week’s picks, a collection of up-for-anything pieces ready to do the work for you.

Rue's Most Coveted 6.23

  1. Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses. A staple since the 50s, these retro shades will lend an all-American touch to any outfit.
  2. Prada Vitello Satchel. Accessories are an easy way to add a pop of color. Look to happy-hued extras, like this yellow bag, for high impact.
  3. Pour La Victoire Selena Sandal. Navy is the new neutral, so let these perforated pumps take you from desk to dinner and beyond.
  4. Tory Burch Lucienne Dress. For a no-fail approach, grab this easy drawstring-waist dress. The subtle print will give you endless pairing options.


Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

What are your must-haves from this week’s Boutiques? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.

June 23, 2014

There are a few things we’d want to ask the woman behind the billion-dollar brand. Like, how did you turn that passion for travel into something we want in our closets? And, if you were on a desert island, would you let us come?


Now – finally – the chance. On November 26, Burch will join BoF’s Imran Amed for a live chat at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. And yes, for all of you who just sighed in disappointment, it will be streamed.

Before the interview, tweet your questions over to BoF with the hashtag #BoFLive. Better start thinking of good ones now.

Learn more about the chat at

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

What will you ask Tory Burch? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.

November 15, 2013

There are typical skinnies. And then there are these indigo leather leggings. Just as versatile and infinitely more cool than your closet full of jeans, wear them everywhere and with everything. Even to the office.


For the Office

  • Indigo leggings are as versatile as jeans — pair them with mustard and plum, which both complement blue.
  • Add a pop of pattern with a printed scarf.
  • Play up the blazer’s contrast piping with taupe booties, which also lighten up a dark palette.

For Dinner and Drinks

  • Try them with a printed tunic for laid-back polish.
  • Keep the palette moody with shades of plum and blue.
  • Stick to pumps in a dark shade to create a sleek line from hip to toe.

Our Tory Burch Boutique opens Friday, November 15, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La La. Join now.

November 15, 2013


Tory Burch “Alice” Nylon HoboFrom the rich navy nylon exterior and gleaming black accents to the roomy interior and space-saving compartments, this handbag has “gift for Mom” written all over it. All that’s left? Stuffing it with a few of her favorites (like a new planner for all her organizing tendencies).

The Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop Boutique is now open.


November 14, 2012


Tory Burch + Rue La La

All of us at Rue, like the rest of the world, have been devastated by the destruction in Japan. So we are thrilled to team up with Tory Burch in a special “Wear Your Support” Boutique. Starting today, March 22, at 3PM ET, we will be selling a special edition Tory Burch T-shirt on Rue. All of the net proceeds will go to the American Red Cross in support of their relief efforts.

At every turn, our Members have shown us how much heart they have. This is the chance to show the rest of the world. We can’t wait to wear ours.

Cheryl Kaplan


The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion, or political position.  Please visit American Red Cross at




March 22, 2011