Elaine Turner

Designer

Houston

She may be a Texas woman at heart, but Elaine Turner’s classically cosmopolitan style is quickly spreading beyond her home state. Turner got her start in the fashion industry designing for an apparel brand in New York. After gathering some experience, she and her husband launched her eponymous lifestyle brand in April 2000. Beginning with eye-catching handbags that epitomize the classic woman, Turner then introduced shoes — both have been extremely popular. As her accessories business booms, Turner looks to dig deeper in the design world with jewelry, sunglasses, swimwear and even tabletop items. Opening new boutiques is next on the horizon for this Houston designer — New York opened in 2013 with Atlanta and Dallas soon to follow.