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Inspired by the uniquely ornate, Mary Frances has been designing handbags, scarves, and accessories for over 23 years. Mary Frances' vision and business-savvy approach has driven her originally home-based venture into an international, multi-million dollar corporation. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mary Frances Accessories has twice been named one of America's 500 fastest-growing, privately-owned companies by Inc. Magazine in 2005 and 2006, as well as one of the largest women-owned businesses in 2010. In 2004, Mary Frances proudly received the Accessory Designer of the Year Award at the Dallas Fashion Awards and was one of five designers acknowledged as a "Star of the Show" during Paris Fashion Week in 2004 and 2005. Mary Frances' handmade treasures are all available at an accessible price point at over 3,000 boutiques and department stores around the world. Seen on the arms of quite a few notable celebrities, Mary Frances handbags transition smoothly from flashbulb-infested red carpets to quiet, elegant evenings out. Known for their signature ornately embellished facades, these beaded and embroidered handbags serve as opulent statement pieces. Primarily inspired by fabrics, textures, and unique combinations of materials and colors, Mary Frances embodies the latest trends, but doesn’t allow those trends to define her designs. Mary Frances creates from her instincts and inspirations, and firmly stands by her motto that "life is too short to dress boring!" [+]