Our Story

avalove shop was founded by poet & designer Ava M. Hu in 2008. What began as a one-woman operation on the streets of SoHo has grown to become a lighthouse for nurturing and supporting creativity, art, and artists.

We are a female-owned and operated independent business offering unique, limited edition, handcrafted clothing. Each piece is designed and individually hand printed in Brooklyn, and sold in our shop in Chelsea Market's Artists & Fleas. We like to think of our work as functional fine art you can wear.

Our Team

While Ava designs all of avalove shop's clothing, she is joined by an incredible roster of artists who are working together to make things happen! Our team is comprised of a small group of artists & makers. By night our crafts include but are not limited to poetry, painting, illustration, graphic design, ceramics, and more, while by day we build sites, take photographs, run creative social media campaigns, design magical cards and bags for the shop, sew chic cowl necks, and even create books of Ava's poetry! By purchasing avalove, you are supporting artists, the arts, and small business - and looking great while you're at it. 

Your support of avalove shop also helps fund Ava's brainchild The Enlightenment Projects which aims to encourage, promote, and support art for art's sake.

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