Mary Frances handbags: Everyday bags and My Ties
Everyday bags: Santa Margarita
Mary Frances knows what women want: a handbag roomy enough to carry daily gear yet eye-catching enough to make a style statement. The same fantastic artisan flair we find on her smaller bags gets a bigger, bolder canvas on these large-scale beauties, And check out the collection of My Ties, Mary's spectacular take on scarves. — Shannon McCarthy
A fiesta of autumnal colors graces this bag from Mary Frances, sized to hold all of your essentials and more in energized style. Tiers of botanically printed ruffles wrap front and back, and a scattering of faceted stones – including jasper – tumbles toward opulent, hand-molded black roses for a darkly beautiful effect.
Everyday bags: In Living Color
Three super-vibrant jewel clusters stand out on this jet-beaded purse, as if you’d pinned on a selection of vintage brooches to shine and dazzle. Eye-catching allure isn’t the only advantage of this sweet bag, The back is done up in a sensually soft texture accented with a muted, tonal paisley print.
Everyday bags: Fancy That
At 10 inches long and 7 inches tall, this everyday bag is anything but ordinary. All that real estate is covered in a fantastically exotic, snake print leather and encrusted with a sublime collection of glimmering beads, stones and faux gems, including an abstract rhinestone butterfly stunning in its perfection.
Everyday bags: Focus In
Mary Frances is known for masterfully melding motifs, and the combination of ladylike frame and boldly exotic adornment on this top-handle bag is nothing short of dreamlike. Couture-look leather snake print is topped with an elaborately gilded display of delicious beadwork and glittering stones, while polished silver hardware refines the piece to upper-class status.
Everyday bags: Drum Beat
Bold and beautiful, this Southwest-inspired bag adds panache to your daily rounds, with a spacious interior big enough to take on any task. Soft leather forms the body and strap, while a spectacular gathering of artisan handiwork is featured front and center: As with all Mary Frances bags, this is a portable work of art.
Everyday bags: Status Symbol
With a centerpiece of metallic, paisley-printed leather, this handbag has a wonderfully subtle Old West feel about it. Like something out of California’s Gold Rush days, it’s full of precious metals, with a gilding of antique patterns in silver, abstract florals in gold, and a center tassel woven with jet beads for an elegant edge.
My Ties: Lime Light
At a lengthy and luxurious 75 inches, this Mary Frances scarf is going to make a very big splash, whether you wear it looped around your neck for a bold pop of color – very flattering to the face – or long and languorously draped over a neutral-toned skirt suit, especially striking at the office.
My Ties: Wild Safari
Want an effortless way to infuse your wardrobe with a hit of untamed style? Toss on this showpiece scarf and let your wild side roar. With subtle hints of animal print and extroverted tropical prints – some vintage, others abstract – this My Tie skews casual with jeans and a tee, or elegant with a little black dress.
My Ties: Joy
With its gently wrapped rosettes, muted watercolor florals and a shower of crimson fringe, this is the scarf you’d drape across your shoulders for an outdoor garden party. Or to wake up a dark blazer and pencil skirt at the office. Or to outshine the artworks on a Saturday gallery walk. It’s truly a wardrobe redefine.
My Ties: Botanical
Vibrant, lush flowers popping from dark backgrounds are a key fashion trend this year, but if you shy away from a full-on ensemble of this show-stopping vision, consider the perfect touch in this luscious My Tie. A bonus? Mary Frances crafts all of her work to transcend trends: You’ll wear it forever.