Tory Burch's clothes may be cool riffs on classic designs, but the sales at her three-year-old line are red-hot. Industry sources estimate her 2006 revenues at more than $30 million, and her department store sales are up 249% from last year. She'll have 11 stores by 2008. And now Burch has a breakout hit, à la Calvin Klein's briefs or René Lacoste's tennis shirt: Her Reva ballet flats were this year's must-have shoe.
Photographed outside the Pierre hotel in Manhattan