How Chris Burch Made It In The Fashion Industry

Chris Burch is an entrepreneur, film producer, and a renowned fashion icon. He is the Founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, a company that incubates Burch’s new brands and manages his investments. The company helps Burch venture into new market opportunity and support disruptive brands and business with his resources. Burch is also the brains behind Tory Burch, LLC, an investor in Voss Water, and one of the investors who make up the Guggenheim Partners.

Born on March 28, 1953, Burch started to show an interest in entrepreneurship from a tender age. His father, John Walter Burch, owned a distribution company, where Burch learned a few things about entrepreneurship. Burch’s journey in entrepreneurship began 1976 while pursuing an undergraduate course at Ithaca College. Together with his Brother, Robert, he started Eagle’s Eye Apparel, a company that sold attractive and affordable sweaters. The business progressed quickly, and Burch decided to find a factory to produce many sweaters to sustain the growing demand. After a few months, the company expanded to other campuses and established more retail stores.  More to read here.  Eagle’s Eye Apparel was later sold for $60 million to Swire Group in 1998.

In 2004, Burch and his then-wife launched Tory Burch, a fashion label that made Burch the next big investor in the fashion sector. He later sold his shares in December 2012 when the company was estimated to be worth $3.5 billion. Armed with a billion-dollar fortune, Burch decided to concentrate on Burch Creative Capital, a company he founded in 2008. The company has incubated more than 10 companies, including C. Wonder, which was purchased by Xcel Brands in July 2015.  For his latest cool offering to the market, hit on

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Burch also has a keen interest in the Real estate. He partnered with Philippe Stark, an architect, and hotelier Alan Faena to develop the Faena Hotel+Universe. In 2011, the exceptional fashion mogul teamed up with Austin Hearst to complete a $19 million luxury home development in Nantucket. Burch is the proud owner of Nihiwatu Resort, which he acquired in 2013.  Read more about the resort on  Chris, the fashion icon, was the producer of a romantic comedy that was released in 1993.

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