By  on March 31, 2009

Tory Burch has global aspirations.

In an effort to expand its business substantially outside the U.S., Burch has signed two long-term Asian distribution deals — the first with Look Inc. in Japan and the second with Samsung Cheil Industries Inc. in South Korea. The deals will mark the first time the Tory Burch brand will be sold in those countries. With the new agreements, as well as continued expansion in the U.S. and Europe, sources said the more than $200 million firm could experience significant growth in 2009, despite the economic climate. According to Tory Burch president Brigitte Kleine, the goal is to eventually run businesses of equal size in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

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