A Mary Frances Purse Is Always Handcrafted


A Mary Frances purse is always a one of a kind creation. She combines fabrics, textures, and color to fashion bold and unique designs. Her handbags are favored by many celebrities such as Kirstie Alley, Kate Hudson, Oprah Winfrey, Chaka Khan, and Teri Hatcher. She also has a devoted following of collectors who admire her avant-garde style and recognize her leadership role in the fashion industry.

She has received many awards from the fashion industry. In 2004 Mary Frances was named ‘Accessory Designer of the Year’ at the Dallas Fashion Awards. In both 2004 and 2005 she was one of five designers named ‘Star of the Show’ at Paris Fashion Week. She’s been featured in Elle, InStyle, and Elegant Bride. Also she’s been interviewed for several popular magazines including Lucky and People.

She produces a high quality product at a reasonable price. Each is individually handcrafted, a work of art. Words often used to describe her purses include; bold, elegant, stylish, whimsy, elegant, wearable art, and unique. The process starts with luxurious fabrics, styled and decorated with beads, brocading, silk, stones, and feather trims, usually finished with a jeweled or metallic strap.

Mary Frances was fascinated by the local artists she saw in her hometown of Oakland, Ca. She was importing ladies accessories but was bored with the selection available, so she started designing and making purses in her living room. Her home based business grew so quickly she had to move to a warehouse in just four short months. She operated from a warehouse in Piedmont for the next eleven years.

She now heads up a multi-million dollar business, currently based in Lafayette, Ca. She has 40 employees at the local office, office staff and sales representatives. She also employs 700 skilled craftsmen in the Philippines. Everyone of her purses is handcrafted.

Inspiration comes from extensive travel, with a particular interest in European fashion trends. The end result is always uniquely Mary Frances. Her collection can be found in more than 3000 department stores and boutiques worldwide. Also search for both purses and handbags online stores, including resale and auction sites.

A Mary Frances purse is always a unique, richly ornamented, quality accessory. Her purse collection include exclusives, leather bags, holiday designs, various motifs, unique formed and soft bags, large totes and bags, and flirty purses. In addition to handbags she designs denim jackets, ties, belts, scarves, mini handbags, cosmetic mirrors, and even business card holders, and pill boxes.

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