Fashion Designer Tory Burch On Her Summer Travel Essentials
The designer, who has recently launched a sportswear line, shares her favorite Hamptons spots and her off-duty routine.
Few were surprised last year when Tory Burch announced Tory Sport, her new venture into athletic wear. After all, Burch, a varsity tennis captain in high school, has spent the past decade or so turning her particular brand of preppy apparel into a fashion empire. “I saw a real shift in the way women were dressing,” the designer says. “There aren’t as many rules now. People are wearing sportswear in their evening looks, and it works.” After launching as an e-commerce business last year, Tory Sport now has two stores in Manhattan and a new Hamptons outpost. Although she often visits Italy, Antigua, and France, the designer still spends most of her summers at her home in Southampton. Here, she shares the details of her vacation routine.
A typical day for Burch includes a tennis game with friends, a coffee at Sant Ambroeus, in Southampton, and gardening. “It’s all about being outdoors and hanging out with my boys,” says the designer, who has three sons.
“I dress differently in the country than in the city. I wear tennis whites or our lightweight button-down camp shirts with espadrilles,” she says. “And I’m more drawn to color—my closet in the Hamptons is very colorful.”
Rise and Shine
“My beauty routine is minimal,” says Burch, who admits to leaving her house with wet hair because she rarely has time to dry it. She wears Shiseido sunscreen or Armani tinted moisturizer. “I like makeup that doesn’t look like you’re wearing makeup.”
“I have a portable pillow I take on every trip, and bracelets that have my boys’ names on them.” Traveling also gives her more time to read. “I just reread The Sun Also Rises, and I’m going back to The Fountainhead next.”