Turner, President and Creative Director of Elaine Turner, the Texas-based accessible luxury lifestyle brand, is known as “Houston’s handbag queen.” She co-founded the Elaine Turner brand with her husband Jim in April 2000, with the idea of using the language of design to create elegant, yet affordable, accessories that make women feel beautiful inside and out. Today, the company has expanded from handbags to shoes, jewelry, and apparel, with seven brick-and-mortar stores in Texas and two more on the way, as well as a booming ecommerce business.
Turner is passionate about using her business as a platform to give back to the community. The brand hosts over 300 events a year, raising funds for charities related to women, children, and cancer. Turner has been honored for her philanthropic work by Heroes for Children, The Women's Home, Kids Meals, Dress for Success, The T.J. Martell Foundation, and The Boys and Girls Club.
Turner has been featured on The Today Show and in InStyle, More, People, Redbook, Lucky, Southern Living, and O, The Oprah Magazine; her accessories have been worn by celebrities including Eva Longoria and Kathie Lee Gifford. It is Turner’s hope that her brand will continue to inspire and empower women as it grows into a comprehensive lifestyle brand with product offerings in the areas of fashion, beauty, and home décor.