Hand Painted Chanel on the Lower East Side
Mar 29, 2012 - by Jessica Lapidos
Down on Stanton St, the lively boutique A. Turen does more at than just stock the hottest young things like Timo Weiland, Rad Hourani, Jonathan Simkhai and Dannijo. Store owner Ashley Turen is an artist that gets abstract on vintage wares. She takes already valuable pieces like vintage Chanel bags, rare rock tees, motorcycle jackets, and just-plain-cool Levi cutoffs, and paints upon them a cosmic melange of lustrous hues. So what if that Kiss t-shirt is already worth several hundred dollars? A Turen is going to make it more trick it out and add value of her own.
See some painterly pieces ahead. And try them on next time you hit up the LES Meatball Shop - it's right across the street. AND by the bye, if you still don't have a Pop Phone, get it from A Turen, the store that had it first.