My Addictions #2 Tory Burch Shoes

So it’s time to ‘fess up again about another addiction/obsession.  Up until a few years ago I would never have dreamed of spending $200 on a pair of shoes when I could get at least 4 for that price…that was until I discovered Tory Burch.  MM may live to regret this but he was the one that initially encouraged me to look her ballet flats.  He is a little bit of a shoeaholic himself in so much that he is a true believer of quality over quantity, so I have an enabler.

After having my son and in the heat of Georgia I found that I was only ever wearing flats.  I was tired of feeling frumpy and really wanted some ‘fancy’ flats for going out in.  I’m not a fan of ’boutique’ stores but with some trepidation I made my way to Phipps Plaza and entered the wonderful world of Tory Burch.  If you ever get the chance to go in one of her stores do.  They are so intimate and personal and the service I have experienced has always been great – not intimidating or snobby at all.  The stores are full of wonderful colors, her signature pink and orange, and they usually have one of her candles burning so it smells exquisite.  On my first visit I had my son in the stroller with me – not ideal for a small store but still we managed.  I knew exactly what I wanted – some gold Tory Burch Revas.  I had palpitations leaving the store with my pink and orange bag, I was so excited!  Revas are named after Tory’s mother and they are a classic ballet flat with the T logo, and I find they fit beautifully and really flatter my feet.  After the gold pair came a black pair that I wore for work with palazzo pants in the summer.  All in all I now have the following colors: gold, black, hibiscus pink, nectarine, bleach, Tory red, espresso suede, camel, mouse and grey flannel.  My caveat is that some were in the sale and one pair was a gift:)

Tory Red Revas

Tory Red Revas.

Yes that’s a lot of Revas I hear you say – but wait – then came the sandals – the brown Holly sandal and the black and tan Emmy sandals.  Most recently I have discovered the joys of the Eddie flat – it has a little less bling than the Reva having no emblem on it, and has the most gorgeous, spongy insole – they are incredibly comfortably – I adore them and have them in musk, silver, camilla pink, black and navy – all patent.

Tory navy Eddies

Tory Navy Eddies.

Maybe I should say here that I care for them well, and I’m not heavy on my feet so hope to get many years out of each of them…and obviously the more I add to my collection the less each gets worn.  Sometimes I open my closet door just to admire my tower of pink and orange boxes.

Towering pink and orange boxes

In need of a bigger shoe closet.

The collection

The current collection.

Going to her website to look for links for this post has been a difficult exercise – I’ve now started lusting after the peacock feather Revas, leaf green Eddies and turquoise Emmys – resistance is futile.

13 Comments

  1. I am so envious of your collection! I got my first TB shoes this fall-4 inch heel black wedges and they can seriously make any outfit look amazing. I love them!

  2. What a collection! I’m so jealous. We have the same addiction/obsession. I started wearing ballet flats 3 years ago and since then I’ve always wanted a pair of the Tory Burch Revas. I never thought I would spend that much on a pair of shoes either but one day while shopping I was able to get enough nerve to go into her boutique in the Scottsdale Fashion Plaza. The staff was so friendly, I was amazed. I ended up walking out with my first pair of Tory Burch Reva flats in black patent with the matching black patent medallion. That was in Nov/2011. I thought one pair would be enough but here we are in Feb/2012 and I now have 5 pairs. These are mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/6808072797/in/photostream

    I’m sure you can relate to how addicting these flats are. Now after 5 pairs I want 6. It’s nice to see other people share the same obsession for these flats but I must say this. ( I hope this doesn’t offend you in any way and if it does I’m very sorry.) My obsession for these flats is the same as yours the only difference is I am a guy. I hope that didn’t offend you. I do try to wear my flats in a class way with my regular male attire. Something like this
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/6395975863/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/6749898553/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/6782731895/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/6771870037/in/photostream
    (you might have to cut and paste these link to see the pictures)

    What color and style is your next pair going to be?

    Brian

  3. Hi Poppy Style.

    I just wanted to to share with you my latest Tory Burch purchases. After seeing your Eddies I knew it would only be a matter of time before I bought myself a pair. As well I ventured away from to typical ballet flats and bought the Tory Burch Kendrick loafers. I love them both
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/7101901589/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/6942009556/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/6951267230/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/6942009704/in/photostream

    Have a great day

    Brian

  4. Hi, hope things are well. I’m slowly catching you. I’m up to 12 pairs of Tory Burch flats. I just added two more pairs of Eddies and one pair of Carolines all which I picked up during the TB Black Friday sale. I’ll get some pictures of you soon.

    • Hi Brian!! Wow – 12!! I just actually sold a couple of pairs on eBay that weren’t being worn so much – they have a great resale value! Can’t wait to see photos – I’ve been lusting over some of the snake skin Eddies…so tempted…xx

  5. I’m a straight guy who likes flats and have been wearing them to Best Buy, Microcenter, grocery store, etc. and my name is also Brian. Just ordered my first pair of Tory Burch (Minnies). I think we’re starting a trend.

  6. I am in the same boat with you! I got my first pair of Tory Burch jellies last summer as a gift from my sister. Now I have gone so far over board it’s not even funny. I have 28 pairs of Tory Burch shoes from flip flops to riding boots and everything in between. I have spent thousands of dollars just this year on Tory Burch shoes! Now, please keep in mind that I have bought other numerous shoes from different designers this year but I have been obsessed with Tory Burch. Talk about an addiction. I have problems.

    • Hi Pamela. I see you’ve also been “bitten” by the Tory Burch bug. Welcome to the club. I always knew I wanted one pair of Tory’s classic iconic Reva flats but after getting my first pair I knew one pair was not going to be enough. Now 6 years later, over 100 pairs of flats, sandals, boots and accessories and thousands of dollars I still love the brand and I’m also one of Tory’s best male clients. Welcome to the club 😊

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