Now less than 20 years later, her handbags and purses are highly sought after fashion items, being worn by celebrities such as Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Eva Longoria, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, and many others.
Mary Frances handbags may not yet be as well-known as the big name handbag makers, such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Coach, Hermes, Chanel etc...
but the designer's unique personality only makes her handbags more innovative and unusual.
They are slightly quirky, with a liberal use of beads, stones and color which renders the bags very colorful, vibrant and exciting.
All Mary Frances bags are unique one-off designs that it is unlikely you will see even closely resembling handbags from other manufacturers.
They are in fact collected by some people just as works of art in their own right, or even investments, although others wear them just for their ability to turn heads and attract admiring glances! The designer leaves her own very special imprint on her handbag and accessory designs, which act as a showcase for her own lively and enthusiastic personality.
She started designing as a hobby, but soon found that her designs were much in demand and over the years have received numerous accolades including "Accessory Designer of the Year at the 2004 Dallas Fashion Awards".
Mary Frances handbags are known and appreciated for their mixture of style, avant-garde, elegance, vivacity and their quality, while still being offered for reasonable prices.
Five collections are produced each year and they are always extravagantly ornamented, not to say slightly unusual.
Each bag is made by hand by artisans with extreme attention to detail and quality, so if you are looking for a designer bag that is a little bit different then they may be the bag for you !