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Tory Burch was born and raised in Valley Forge, 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. Burch first began The Tory Burch line in 2004 which consisted of many different styles including bags, shoes, clothes and jewelry. She opened her first store in downtown Manhattan. In October, 2009 Tory Burch began selling eye wear with Luxottica Group. Many people liked the glasses because they had a modern yet classic feel so them. Tory wanted her look to be classy yet affordable. Tory says her greatest influences were her parents Buddy and Reva. Her love for the arts also had a great impact on her line. Some celebrities who have become very fond of Tory’s line are Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman and Hilary Swank. In June of 2008 Tory won the CFDA award which is given to the designer of the year. In June 2009 Tory launched The Tory Burch Foundation which supports women entrepreneurs in the United States through microfinance.
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