Insider’s Guide to New York
Name: Lyndsey Butler
The Stats: Born in Texas; lived in New York 9 years.
Why she loves New York: “I love that NYC combines the familiar neighborhood vibes of a small town with the energy and convenience of big city living.”
Born in the state of Texas where everything is bigger, Lyndsey Butler has grown into a designer for the stars. Butler’s line of leather clothing, VEDA, was born out of her constant travels and innate flair for design. Growing up, her family split their time between their home in Texas and their ranch in Argentina; and after graduating from NYU in 2005, she spent her time back and forth between NYC and Los Angeles. With all this moving, Butler wanted a clothing line that would embody her interpretation of her North and South American cowgirl roots.
Thanks to her design of the perfect leather jacket, VEDA quickly gained popularity, now often seen on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry, and Cameron Diaz. VEDA can be found in stores like Intermix, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York, as well as at the VEDA boutique on the Lower East Side.