Handbags
$ 26.00

1990s Baby Phat Goddess Handbag, Pink & Silver Lame

Fun early 90s handbag from Baby Phat

Approx. Size: 13" x 6" x 5"; (33 x 15 x 4 cm); 2" strap (12 cm); 9" hang (23 cm)

Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age. Vinyl lining has ink markings.

Mark/Label: Baby Phat Goddess

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Fun early 90s handbag from Baby Phat. Pink and silver lame with an oversized pink strap fashioned in the style of a belt with a large square silver buckle and silver studs. One compartment with pink acetate lining. Zipper close. 

 

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$ 2,900.00

1960s Pierre Cardin Burgundy Leather Handbag

Spectacular Cardin handbag.  The look is very architectural. 

Approx. Size:  Outer measurement: 11" x 9" x 3"  (28 x 23 x 7.5 cm)

Inner measurement:   8.5" x 7" x 3"  (22 x 18 x 7.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Pierre Cardin, Made in France

One of a kind. Get it before it’s gone

Handbag is suspended within the openwork border.  Rich burgundy leather. Burgundy silk lining.  One main compartment with two smaller pockets.  Gold snap close, double handles. Paris, made in France

 

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$ 25.00

Small Beaded Evening Bag, Zebra Pattern, Faux Pearls, Silver Chain

Lovely small evening bag on a long silver metal chain

Approx. Size:   5" x 5" x 3";  (12.5 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm)  24" hang  (71 cm)  

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Made in Philippines (label is in the style of Mary Frances)

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Small hard box evening bag. Elaborate bead work in a zebra pattern bordered in faux pearls and more chain. String and faux stone snap close. Purse is a card case with one main compartment. Felt lining with ric rac trim. This is probably a Mary Frances bag since the "made in The Philippines" label looks like the one in her handbags.

 

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$ 12.00

1960s Embroidered Floral Handbag, White Vinyl

Sweet small handbag; l embroidered on white vinyl

Approx. Size: 9" x 6" x 1.5", 5" hang, (23 x 15 x 4 cm; 12.5 cm hang)

Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age. Vinyl lining has ink markings.

Mark/Label: None

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Pastel floral embroidery, front back and on handle. Fold-over flap with snap close. One main compartment plus two small pockets.

 

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$ 55.00

1940s Brown Pouch Handbag by Princess, Gold Crown Clasp

You're the vintage princess with this extraordinary 1940s purse

Approx. Size: 8" x 7" x 3 (20 x 77.5 x 7.5 cm); Straps are 1" (2.5 cm) wide; 6" (15 cm) hang; Closure: 2" x 1" (5 x 2.5 cm)

Condition: Very good, minor wear on metal closure

Mark/Label: Bag by Princess

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Pouch style fabric purse in  medium brown. The focal point is the oversized crown snap close in gold metal. Beautiful brown satin lining with one main compartment plus a small pocket and an additional comb pocket, gold comb lock. Double straps. #FP126

 

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$ 145.00

1920s Beaded Purse, Swag Gray Glass Beading, Flapper Style

Channel your inner flapper with this stunning vintage evening bag from the 1920s.

Approx. Size:  8.5" x 7" (21.5 x 17.5 cm); 7" hang (17.5 cm)

Condition:  Very good, all beads are intact and drawstring pulls correctly. Black fabric lining has been replaced. 

Mark/Label: None

One of a king vintage item.  Get it before it's gone.

 

Swag beading features tiny gray glass beads set in single thread rows.  These rows are lined up in vertical columns that gradually widen to the bottom of the purse.   The rows of beads are tightly drawn allowing the black knit fabric to show between the columns. Double drawstring cord.  Pouch style purse. This one is in amazing condition. Black fabric lining has been replaced. 

 

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$ 28.00

1960s Etra Black Suede Evening Bag, Gold Embossed Metal Frame, Double Gold Chain

Intricate gold embossing on purse frame

Approx. Size: 9" x 10" x 2" (23 x 25.5 x 5 cm); Chain adjusts from 6" to 12" (16 - 30.5 cm)

Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age

Mark/Label: Etra Genuine Leather

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Black suede evening bag by Etra. Elaborate gold embossing on the rounded purse frame. Double gold chain may is adjustable. Gold hardware, kiss close and feet. One main compartment plus one small pocket.

Etra Handbags was started by Sherman Etra in the 1940s. Etra was a prominent manufacturer of better mid-priced handbags through the 1970s.

 

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$ 12.00

Lime Green Evening Bag - Clutch, Silver Chain

Lovely lime green color.

Approx. Size: 10" x 4.5"; (25 x 11 cm) 7" hang (17.5 cm)

Condition: Good

Mark/Label: Made in China

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Lovely small evening bag or clutch in lime green polyester satin. Silver hardware and chain strap. Matching green fabric is woven through the chain. Silver kiss close. One main compartment plus one small pocket. 


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$ 125.00

1950s Silver Metal Mesh Clutch by Whiting & Davis

Beautiful Whiting and Davis silver metal mesh clutch.

Approx. Size: 8" x 5" x 1.5"  (20 x 12.5 x 4 cm)  

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label:   Whiting & Davis Co. Mesh Bags, made in USA, #2983 stamped on frame, fabric label

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Large rhinestone and silver metal fold-over closure. Silver metal purse frame. Light gray lining with one main compartment and an additional small pocket.  

Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created their second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company cofounder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.

 

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$ 45.00

1980s Whiting & Davis Rhinestone & Gold Metal Mesh Purse

Classic Whiting & Davis.  Love the orange silk lining

Approx. Size: 7" x 5" x 1.5"  (17.5 x 12.5 x 4 cm); 5" Hang (12.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis Co. Mesh Bags, made in USA

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Pretty gold metal mesh purse from Whiting & Davis.   Art Nouveau Fabric and rhinestone trim on the front.  Gold kiss close and gold metal cord chain.   Lovely orange lining with one main compartment and a small pocket.

Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created their second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company cofounder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.

 

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$ 65.00

Whiting & Davis Rhinestone & Gold Metal Mesh Clutch

Classic gold clutch.

Approx. Size: 8" x 4" x 2"  (23 x 12.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis Co. Mesh Bags, made in USA

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Classic gold metal mesh clutch from Whiting & Davis.  Top folds cover and closes with a beautiful rectangle of rhinestones. Yellow lining with one main compartment plus an additional small pocket. 

 

Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created their second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company cofounder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.

 

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$ 75.00

1980s Whiting & Davis Gold Metal & Rhinestone Clutch

Stylish metal demilune clutch in bright gold metal

Approx. Size: 8" x 4" x 2"  (20 x 10 x 9 cm); 48" (56 cm) hang    

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis International, made in Hong Kong

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Decorative rhinestone V on the front side.  Two gold metal tabs snap close on the top.  Gold chain lets you hang this one from your shoulder or tuck it in when you want use this one as a clutch.  Fabric lined with ric rac trim.  One compartment.  This specific mark dates this clutch from the 1980s.

Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created their second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company cofounder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.

 

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$ 32.00

Whiting & Davis Black Metal Mesh Shoulder Bag

Approx. Size: 8" x 5.5" x 3"  (20 x 14 x 25 cm); 20" hang (51 cm) 

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis on lining, UK Patent #s on snap, 1519246 & 0973682

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Stylish small shoulder bag in black metal mesh from Whiting & Davis.  Long black leather strap makes this a great cocktail bag for dancing the night away.  One main compartment with an additional small inside pocket.  Top zipper closure with Whiting & Davis gold metal tag.  Black lining.

Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created their second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company cofounder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.

 

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$ 195.00

Mary Frances Handbag, Chartreuse Lizard Print, Toucan, Floral Beading, Style #4929

This is such a fun bag from Mary Frances

Approx. Size:  12"x 4.5" 2.5" (30.5 x 11.5 x 6 cm);  12" hang  (30.5 cm)   

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Mary Frances label & brass tag, Style #4929

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Bright chartreuse green lizard print leather handbag decorated with leather retro flower appliqué and a large beaded toucan with black tail feathers. Additional floral beading completes the design.  One large compartment. Black leather and gold chain strap. Floral snap closure.  Style #4929.

Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe.    Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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$ 60.00

Mary Frances Handbag, Tan Leather, Lizard Print Ruffles

Lovin' the ruffles

Approx. Size:   11"x 9"x 3" (28 x 23 x 7.5 cm); 12" (30.5 cm) hang

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Mary Frances

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Fabulous Mary Frances handbag in tan leather covered in layers of lizard print fabric in tan, brown and silver.  Beading at the top of the bag on both sides in earthtones. Additional large faux stones on the front side. Tan leather strap.  Zipper closure with beaded leather pulls.  One large compartment with two smaller pockets.

 

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$ 275.00

Mary Frances Beaded Handbag, "On Track", New Old Stock, Style #12-474

This handbag is a bead lover's dream

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone. 

Approx. Size:  8" x 5.5" x 3"  (20 x 14 x 23 cm); 16" Hang  (40.5 cm)  

Condition: Like new condition.

Mark/Label: Mary Frances, Made in Phillipines, Style #0981

 

On Track from the 2012 Mary Frances collection.  Various shapes and sizes of black beading cover the corners.  Bright copper sequins crisscross the bag.  In the center is a collection of faceted stones in faux turquoise, amber and topaz.  Coordinated beaded chain.  New old stock with tags. Includes certificate of authenticity. On Track, Style #12-474. 

Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe. 
Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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$ 185.00

India inspired Elephant Tapestry Handbag, Beaded Handles by Mary Frances, Style #0981

Fun and vibrant tapestry handbag

Approx. Size:  9.5" x 7.5" x 3.5"  (24 x 19 x 9 cm);  3" Hang  (7.5 cm)  

Condition: Like new condition.

Mark/Label: Mary Frances, Made in Phillipines, Style #0981

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Handbag features an elephant under a palm tree on one side (upward trunk for luck).  Other side shows a golden temple on an olive green background.  Bright gold thread is woven throughout.  Beaded double handles with a mixture of red beads, faux stone, faux wood and gold metal. One compartment. Brown fabric lining.  Preowned.  Style #0981

Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe. 

Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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$ 275.00

Beaded Butterfly Handbag, Shirred Black Fabric by Mary Frances, Style #1711

Striking structured handbag with wood bead handle

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Approx. Size:  8" x 7" x 3"  (20 x 17.5 x 7.5 cm);  4" Hang  (10 cm)   

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Mary Frances, Made in Phillipines, Style #0981

 

Slightly rounded shape in black shirred fabric.  Magnificent beaded butterfly on the front. More intricate beading across the top. One large beaded tassel hangs on each side. Beaded closure comes over the top with metal snap closure on the back. One. main plus one small pocket. Black fabric lining. Preowned.  Style #1711

Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe. 
Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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$ 28.00

1960s Brown Faux Leather Saddlebag Handbag by JR Florida, Julius Resnick

Right-in-style vintage saddlebag handbag in textured brown faux leather

Approx. Size: 10" x 8"; 21" (25.5 x 20 x 53 cm) strap; 9" (23 cm) hang

Condition: Very good, minor wear on metal closure

Mark/Label: JR Florida, Made in USA (Julius Resnick)

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Saddlebag style handbag in textured brown faux leather. 3 compartments, one of which is has a zipper. Matching straw with double chain detail. Beautiful gold metal twist close. 

Julius Resnick was a pioneer in imitation leather bags made from vinyl. The company was founded in 1933 and based in New York City. In the 1950s Resnick retired to Florida and started producing handbags in Hialeah. The company is still in business.

 

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$ 32.00

Vintage 1960s Two-Tone Faux Leather Handbag by Life Stride

Sophisticated structured handbag

Approx. Size: 10.5" x 8"x 3" (26.67 x 20 x 7.5 cm) at base; 6" (15 cm) hang

Condition: Good, minor wear on back commensurate with age

Mark/Label: Life Stride

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Sophisticated two tone handbag in tan and cream faux leather. Two handles. Gold hardware and feet, snap close. One large compartment, one small pocket. Beautiful fabric lining.

 

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$ 95.00

Aligante Alligator Shoulder Bag

There are alligator bags and then there are ALLIGATOR bags.  Aligante Leather Goods handcrafted these unique alligator bags  in the 1950s - 1960s with the head and tail intact.  Glass eyes.  Shoulder bag is a structured hard box.  One main compartment plus one small zipper pouch.. Strap adjusts from double hand to single shoulder, 

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Approx. Size:   10" x 7" x 3" (25.5 x 18 x 7.5 cm), max hang 17" (43 cm)

Condition: Good, minor wear on straps commensurate with age.

Mark/Label: Aligante - New York 

 

 

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$ 25.00

1960s Pastel Floral Structured Handbag

This 1960s structured handbag has a very cool modernist globe snap closure.

Approx. Size: 10" x 7" x 4" (25 x 18 x 10 cm) ; 6" (15 cm) hang

Condition: Good . Lining is clean. Two small pink spots on the handles

Mark/Label: None

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Beautiful tapestry floral pattern in pastel colors of pink, orange, blue, green and white. Double handles in white. One large compartment and one small pocket. Brass feet. 

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$ 295.00

Missoni Knit Satchel Messenger-style Shoulder Bag from Ebony Fashion Fair

Fun and stylish knit handbag by Missoni in their classic zig zag knit pattern

Approx. Size 14" x 15"; strap 1"; total hang 20"

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Missoni, made in Italy

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Missoni satchel style knit handbag in brown, tan, cream and gray. Wool, mohair and nylon.  Fold over top with no clasp. One large compartment. Woven strap. Tan fabric lining. This cap was used in an Ebony Fashion Fair.


Missoni is a high-end Italian fashion house based in Varese, and known for its colorful knitwear designs. The company was founded by Ottavio ("Tai") and Rosita Missoni in 1953.

Eunice Johnson founded the Ebony Fashion Fair (EFF) in 1958. Johnson was co-owner, with her husband, of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony Magazine. The annual fashion show featured male and female models of mostly African-American descent modeling fashions from top European designers such as: Yves St Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino and Emanuel Ungaro. Johnson's aim was to bring high fashion couture to the African-American woman who often didn't have access to the best shops.

Many African-American fashion designers got their start with the show including Stephen Burrows, Patrick Kelly and Willi Smith. The EFF ended in 2009 after the death of Eunice Johnson. Since her passing, Johnson Publishing has been gradually deaccessioning the fashion archive. This collection from Madge includes some of the last pieces that will be made available.


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$ 195.00

Mary Frances Embellished Black & White Leather Handbag

Luxurious white leather handbag by Mary Frances

Approx. Size:  12" x 6" x 3" (30.5 x 15 x 75 cm);  20" ( 51 cm) hang

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Mary Frances, Made in Philippines

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Leather is textured in an alligator style. Bag is embellished with lovely black beading. Black silk ribbon spray.  Silver hardware with a butterfly at the snap close.    Black bead strap.  Black fabric lining.  One large compartment and one small pocket.

 

Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe.   Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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