Brigitte Kleine

Brigitte Kleine

Operating Partner

Milestones: Milestones:

First President for Tory Burch and helped grow business to $1+ billion in 10 years

As Donna Karan’s President of International & Licensing, Brigitte doubled the division’s operating revenues and increased royalties by 85%

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Brigitte Kleine


Brigitte is an Operating Partner of Stripes focusing on branded consumer opportunities, with particular interest in lifestyle brands across fashion, apparel, beauty, health and wellness. She currently is a board member for Stripes’ portfolio company, Reformation.

Brigitte has been an executive at some of the world’s most renowned fashion companies, where she has consistently nurtured brands while driving top-line revenue growth and profitability. Prior to joining Stripes, Brigitte served as the first President of Tory Burch for 10+ years and led the company through a period of unprecedented global growth and profitability, with sales increasing from $2 million in 2005 when she joined the company, to over $1 billion in 2016. She also previously served as President of Women’s Collection for Michael Kors and President of the Americas for Alexander McQueen. Brigitte started her career at Donna Karan, where she worked for more than eight years and, in her last role with the company, served as President of International & Licensing doubling the division’s operating revenues and increasing the licensing royalties by 85% under her leadership.


"I am a firm believer that culture trumps strategy and, for me, joining Stripes was all about the energy, the passion, the values, and the unique opportunities to partner with entrepreneurs and the pioneers of brand and consumer businesses today. I feel very connected to Stripes’ mission and am inspired everyday by all of the talent here."


Brigitte lives in New York City with her husband Robert, son Luca, and dog Riley. Brigitte enjoys anything outdoors that keeps her active including: hiking, swimming, gardening, skiing, etc. Home renovation projects are a passion. Her favorite project to date was restoring a historic barn and farmhouse in Connecticut where she spends most of her weekends with family and friends.


B.A. in Communication, Rutgers University (Phi Beta Kappa)