TORY BURCH opened its fourth boutique in the Philippines in August, but was only officially launched late last month. The Rockwell branch is the biggest Tory Burch store in the country to date, surpassing its other locations in Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, and Rustan’s Shangri-La.
The brand was founded in 2004 by society figure Tory Burch and now has over 250 stores worldwide.
The store’s opening also coincided with the brand’s launch of its Fall/Winter 2018 collection. The collection includes a line called Happy Times, inspired by a memoir written by Lee Radziwill. Radziwill, the younger sister of the late US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was a shining society figure across continents during her sister’s tenure. She took on many careers, including actress, public relations personality, and even as an interior designer, which would explain the floral wallpaper-like prints of the collection, featured on scarves and dresses. A bag also named after Radziwill is also present in the collection, featuring a ladylike trapezoid shape reminiscent of the socialite’s own bags. — JLG