A Texas woman with a chic cosmopolitan sense, Elaine Turner combines her love of exotic travels and colorful spaces, creating a collection of luxury handbags and shoes for every woman.
Elaine launched her eponymous lifestyle brand in April 2000, starting with eye-catching handbags that exude a little sexiness, a lot of glamour and the ultimate in femininity that work for all of life’s occasions.
How It All Began
After designing for an apparel brand in New York, Elaine co-founded the company with her husband Jim. Her goal was simple: use the language of design to create affordable and luxurious accessories that make women smile.
Elaine was a finalist for the 2011 Texas Business Woman of the Year Award, and in addition to handbags and shoes, Elaine is expanding her collection to include jewelry, hats and other lifestyle elements.
Elaine Turner Today
The shoe salon with its plush pink couches is at the heart of both stores, inviting customers to relax, socialize and enjoy a glass of pink champagne. The merchandise is a playful mix of her handbag and shoe designs, as well as her favorite jewelry, clothing and home decor. Many of these items can be found in Elaine’s own home and closet.
Giving back is part of Elaine’s personal DNA and at the core of her business philosophy. She avidly supports Breast Cancer Awareness, donating her time and funds to the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center at M.D. Anderson, where her mother receives treatment. Elaine is also passionate about The Christus Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research and was honored at the foundation’s gala in November 2012. Every week, Elaine opens her boutiques for fundraising organizations and charities.