Despite an idyllic upbringing in a farmhouse in Pennsylvania, Tory Burch owes much of her success to New York. Her move to the Big Apple shortly after graduation launched her into the city’s fashion milieu, with jobs at Vera Wang, Polo Ralph Lauren and Loewe. At age 37, Burch founded her namesake label at the kitchen table of her Manhattan apartment, from where it has flourished into a billion-dollar business. Safe to say, she knows New York like the back of her hand. Here, Burch sheds light on her favourite places for food, shopping, and relaxing in her adopted hometown.


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A place I frequent with my boys. Not only do they have the best hamburger in the city and my favourite drink of all time – a Bloody Bull – but they’re open until 3 a.m.

89 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012;


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The Brooklyn Museum

We are thrilled to be hosting our Embrace Ambition event at the Brooklyn Museum. People don’t always immediately think of coming here but it is an amazing space. There is a Frida Kahlo exhibition up there now that I highly recommend.

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238;


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Lucali is hands-down the best pizza place in New York. Definitely get their Nutella pizza for dessert.

575 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231;


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Dutch Flower Line at Chelsea Market

This flower shop is the answer to my obsession with fresh-cut flowers. You have to get there when it opens at 6 a.m. but it is well worth it.

150 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001;

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Central Park

Central Park has so many great areas but the two I love the best are Shakespeare’s Garden and Poet’s Alley.