Upon graduating from NYU just four short years ago, Lyndsey D. Butler knew she wanted to be a designer. By the spring of 2008, the Texas native launched her clothing line VEDA, which focuses on leather and all of its design possibilities. Her new boutique in the Lower East Side, with its whitewashed walls and neon Plexiglas accents, is the perfect venue to display her dark, leather-based line. The racks of jackets, dresses, sweaters, and skirts are perfect for downtown girls, creating a full uniform with tailored bombers and sexy, deconstructed pieces. The Goth mood is finished off with a stark, black, tombstone-shaped cash register — who has time for subtleties, anyhow? We shopped the narrow Ludlow store and picked out some standout pieces.
Inside the new VEDA boutique at 132 Ludlow Street.
Kelly black leather and lace dress, $250.
Gold studded black leather Pyramid bag, $195.
Cashmere and leather-sleeved sweater, $165.
Thunder gray leather jacket with plaid flannel lining, $690.
Max Distressed tan leather and black knit jacket, $650.
White leather and silk tank, $150.
Mercury studded leather miniskirt, $380.
Gray jersey boyfriend blazer with leather sleeves, $225.
Maxine leather motorcycle vest, $350.
White studded lapel leather blazer, $590.
Dallas bleached jeans with leather inserts, $135.
Suede and Lycra black zipper dress, $200.
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