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Dressy and special occasions may offer you the fabulous opportunity to "go all out" and "dress to the nines", just a few of the phrases that make us smile in anticipation, and then search our wardrobes for the "perfect" thing to wear. With an elegant black dress or pantsuit, all you need are flashy accessories! This page offers some handbag ideas gleaned from various designers...see a link below for jewelry too. If you want to see more by any designer, select the item picture, then click where indicated to get the full designer page!
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Mary Frances Movie Star
Mary Frances Movie Star
$275.00
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Elegant bag that is just as useful carried as a cluth or worn on the shoulder. Hard inner shell construction, measures 7 x 4 x 1-3/4 inches, silvertone frame opens from hinged bottom, closes with rhinestone accented clasp on top. Covered in yummy soft metallic silver leather with reptile pattern. The front is encrusted with clear, silver, and smoke color beads and crystals in bands of intricate pattern. Interior lined in gray fabric with small open pocket. The fancy silvertone linked chain strap is detachable, you could wear it as a necklace too!
 
Jazzd Little Kisses Bag
Jazzd Little Kisses Bag
$25.00
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Evening style little bag measures 6-1/2 x 5 inches. The fabric has satin shine with a high-low texture that almost looks like stripes. Front and back is covered in 3 rows of pleats, and a folded flat bow at the top. Zipper top, interior lined in black with white polka dots fabric. The zipper pull has a piece of that lining tied to it, but you can remove if you like. Long shoulder chain, silver on the Silver (almost pewter) bag, and gold on the Black and Gold (light gold) bags.
   
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Mary Frances Energy Pattern
Mary Frances Energy Pattern
$165.00
MFR1a.s776
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Clutch-style bag has fully beaded exterior, flap closure with magnetic snaps, and a chain attached inside for shoulder-wearing. Measures 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches. The front and under-flap exterior of bag has medium blue iridescent glass beading. Flap has energetic pattern in seed and bugle beads in light blue, navy, bronze and coppery-gold. A medallion of gemstones features LAPIS LAZULI and TIGERSEYE. Interior lined in royal blue silk dupioni with small open pocket.
 
Mary Frances Mini Empowered
Mary Frances Mini Empowered
$85.00
MFR1u.minis787
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6-1/2 x 5 x 1 inches, fully beaded bag is sized for any soiree. Has antiqued brass shoulder strap that you can detach to use as clutch. The beading is in bronze, black, purple and hematite gray. On the back is full open slot pocket. Another pocket is formed behind the front, secured by flap over the top that closes with magnetic snap. Flap has amethyst color cabochon. Full zip center compartment, all interiors lined in black fabric.
 
Mary Frances Aria Neutral Geometric
Mary Frances Aria Neutral Geometric
$115.00
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Satin fabric covers this hard clutch case bag, smooth on the back and gathered into gentle folds on the front with a pewter studded and clear rhinestone central band. The satin is light gold, ivory and black. Chromed frame opens from hinged bottom, and check out the pewter finish cougar head for a clasp! Inside lined in black satin with small open pocket. Measures 7 x 3 x 2-1/2 inches. 25 inch blackened chain is attached but can be hidden inside to use as a clutch. The sueded tassel likewise can be outside or tucked inside! It's a matter of your taste and occasion!
 
Veneto Leather Bag, Gold
$85.00
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Yummy soft reptile texture leather bag, in a perfect size for lunch into evening. The leather has embossed snake print, dyed in metallic champagne gold with glossy finish. Minimal hardware is golden brass finish.
Carry handle attached is pebble texture black leather with comfort wrap. Comes with additional detachable shoulder strap that is reptile texture leather on one side backed by fabric cord for comfort and durability, it adjusts 26-46 inches long (high shoulder to cross-body).
Measures 8 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches. Oval flat leather base with softly pleated body rising into an unstructured shape above to accommodate personal items. Sides are seamed, front and back center are seamed with topstitch detail. One side has a gold metal zipper pocket, vertical zip 4 inches tall, 3 inch deep side pocket. Full inset metal-zip top has extension tab for easy pull to close and full opening.
Interior lined in brown fabric with small open pocket (keys or small cell phone) and zipper pocket (for smart phone, secure items).
Comes with a detachable ornament of leather flowers and circles for a bit of color fun.
Bag weighs only 11 ounces (3 more ounces with shoulder strap)...less than a pound!

 
Veneto Leather Bag, Silver
$85.00
Vnto1h.6068silver
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Yummy soft reptile texture leather bag, in a perfect size for lunch into evening. The leather has embossed snake print, dyed in metallic warm silver with glossy finish. Minimal hardware is golden brass finish.
Carry handle attached is pebble texture black leather with comfort wrap. Comes with additional detachable shoulder strap that is reptile texture leather on one side backed by fabric cord for comfort and durability, it adjusts 26-46 inches long (high shoulder to cross-body).
Measures 8 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches. Oval flat leather base with softly pleated body rising into an unstructured shape above to accommodate personal items. Sides are seamed, front and back center are seamed with topstitch detail. One side has a gold metal zipper pocket, vertical zip 4 inches tall, 3 inch deep side pocket. Full inset metal-zip top has extension tab for easy pull to close and full opening.
Interior lined in brown fabric with small open pocket (keys or small cell phone) and zipper pocket (for smart phone, secure items).
Comes with a detachable ornament of leather flowers and circles for a bit of color fun.
Bag weighs only 11 ounces (3 more ounces with shoulder strap)...less than a pound!

 
Alina's Fabric Panels Fan Evening Bag
$33.50
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Elegant and exotic fan shape for evening bag, colorful fabric panels in black, emerald, fuchsia, gold and turquoise, with golden patterns form the bag below beaded top. The top is champagne pale gold fabric with golden cords and beads, clear crystals, and puffy fabric circles in coordinated colors. Flexible cord handles are completely wrapped in golden beads with end caps, they pull up for use, flatten straight for storage or to use as clutch. Zip top, interior lined in cranberry red fabric with small zipper compartment. 11 inches across, 6-1/2 inches tall, 5 inches tall at center and zipper. The cut-out opening allows enough room to easily wear this on your wrist at a cocktail party (but not deep enough for shoulder wearing). Made in India.
 
Mary Frances Mini Magic Carpet
Mary Frances Mini Magic Carpet
$85.00
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6-1/2 x 5 x 1 inches, fully beaded bag is sized for any soiree. Has silver chain shoulder strap that you can detach to use as clutch. The beading is in misty gray, hematite, nickel silver and snowy white. On the back is full open slot pocket. Another pocket is formed behind the front, secured by flap over the top that closes with magnetic snap. Flap has hematite color cabochon. Full zip center compartment, all interiors lined in gray fabric.
 
Alina's Tall Fabric Panel Golden Evening Bag
$33.50
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Elegantly flared shape for evening bag, colorful fabric panels in teal, gold, turquoise, fuchsia, emerald with golden patterns form the bag below beaded top. The top is dark bronze fabric with channel set clear crystals and gold beads, gold beaded dual handles. Single center snap closure, interior lined in gold fabric with small zipper compartment. 9 inches across bottom, tapers to 6 inches across at handles, 7 inches tall at center, 9 inches tall at start of handles, flat construction, reinforced but flexible walls. The v-shaped opening allows more than enough room to carry on your wrist at a cocktail party (but not enough for shoulder wearing). Made in India.
 
Alina's Tall Fabric Panel Champagne Evening Bag
$33.50
Aln1b.d108m
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Elegantly flared shape for evening bag, colorful fabric panels in black, gold, fuchsia, emerald and turquoise, with golden patterns form the bag below beaded top. The top is champagne pale gold fabric with channel set clear crystals and gold beads, gold beaded dual handles. Single center snap closure, interior lined in gold fabric with small zipper compartment. 9 inches across bottom, tapers to 6 inches across at handles, 7 inches tall at center, 9 inches tall at start of handles, flat construction, reinforced but flexible walls. The v-shaped opening allows more than enough room to carry on your wrist at a cocktail party (but not enough for shoulder wearing). Made in India.
 
Alina's Envelope Fabric Panel Champagne Evening Bag
$33.50
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Horizontal envelope shape for evening bag, colorful fabric panels in black, gold, emerald, fuchsia, and turquoise, with golden patterns form the bag below beaded top. The top is champagne pale gold fabric with channel set clear crystals and gold beads. Flexible cord handles are completely wrapped in golden beads with end caps, they pull up for use, flatten straight for storage or to use as clutch. Zip top, interior lined in gold fabric with small zipper compartment. 11 inches across, 7 inches tall (5 inches tall at zipper). The cut-out opening allows enough room to easily wear this on your wrist at a cocktail party (but not deep enough for shoulder wearing). Made in India.
 
Alina's Bronze Fan Evening Bag
$33.50
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Elegant and exotic fan shape for evening bag, light brown fabric with bronze thread pattern forms the bag below beaded top. The top front has beaded applique in channel-set clear crystals, bronze and gold beads, circles with beads in orchid, copper and red colors. Flexible cord handles are completely wrapped in golden beads with end caps, they pull up for use, flatten straight for storage or to use as clutch. Zip top, interior lined in ivory fabric with small zipper compartment. 11 inches across, 7-1/2 inches tall, 5 inches tall at center and zipper. The cut-out opening allows enough room to easily wear this on your wrist at a cocktail party (but not deep enough for shoulder wearing). Made in India.
 
Alina's Beige Fan Evening Bag
$33.50
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Elegant and exotic fan shape for evening bag, light beige fabric with gold thread pattern forms the bag below beaded top. The top front has beaded applique in channel-set clear crystals, bronze and gold beads, circles with beads in orchid, clear and red colors. Flexible cord handles are completely wrapped in golden beads with end caps, they pull up for use, flatten straight for storage or to use as clutch. Zip top, interior lined in ivory fabric with small zipper compartment. 11 inches across, 7-1/2 inches tall, 5 inches tall at center and zipper. The cut-out opening allows enough room to easily wear this on your wrist at a cocktail party (but not deep enough for shoulder wearing). Made in India.
 
Alina's Copper Fan Evening Bag
$33.50
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Elegant and exotic fan shape for evening bag, dark brick red fabric with copper thread pattern forms the bag below beaded top. The top front has beaded applique in channel-set clear crystals, bronze and gold beads, circles with beads in orchid, red and gold colors. Flexible cord handles are completely wrapped in golden beads with end caps, they pull up for use, flatten straight for storage or to use as clutch. Zip top, interior lined in ivory fabric with small zipper compartment. 11 inches across, 7-1/2 inches tall, 5 inches tall at center and zipper. The cut-out opening allows enough room to easily wear this on your wrist at a cocktail party (but not deep enough for shoulder wearing). Made in India.
 
Mary Frances Pop Art
Mary Frances Pop Art
$179.00
MFR1b.s693
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Clutch-style bag has fully beaded exterior, flap closure with magnetic snaps, and a chain attached inside for shoulder-wearing. Measures 11 x 7 inches envelope flatter style. The front and under-flap exterior of bag has white iridescent glass beading. Flap has pop art pattern with black, pink, dinime and royal blue, orange, yellow, green, red. Flower centers feature BLACK ONYX gemstone cabochons. Interior lined in black silk dupioni with small open pocket.
 
Mary Frances Empowered
Mary Frances Empowered
$165.00
MFR1c.s786
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Clutch-style bag has fully beaded exterior, flap closure with magnetic snaps, and a chain attached inside for shoulder-wearing. Measures 10-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches envelope flatter style. The front and under-flap exterior of bag has shiny black glass beading. Flap has classic and busy pattern in tiny glass beads of bronze, black, silver, purple and hematite. An AMETHYST gemstone cabochon is framed at the bottom. Interior lined in bronze silk dupioni with small open pocket.
 
Mary Frances Time Traveler
Mary Frances Time Traveler
$165.00
MFR1d.s775
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Clutch-style bag has fully beaded exterior, flap closure with magnetic snaps, and a chain attached inside for shoulder-wearing. Measures 10 x 8 x 2 inches. The geometric pattern has tiny glass beads in black background, matte gold, beige and gray. A trio of BLACK ONYX cabochons anchor the flap design. Interior lined in black silk dupioni with small open pocket.
 
Mary Frances Free Flowing
Mary Frances Free Flowing
$149.00
MFR1e.s788
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Clutch-style bag has fully beaded exterior, flap closure with magnetic snaps, and a chain attached inside for shoulder-wearing. Measures 9 x 5-1/2 x 1-3/4 inches. The front and under-flap exterior of bag has ivory glass beading. Flap has scrolling pattern in golden and ivory glass cut tube beads. A medallion of DRUZY QUARTZ in natural golden crystalline sparkles is framed at the center. Interior lined in natural fabric with small open pocket.
 
Mary Frances Roaring 20s
Mary Frances Roaring 20s
$149.00
MFR1f.s773
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Clutch-style bag has fully beaded exterior, flap closure with magnetic snaps, and a chain attached inside for shoulder-wearing. Measures 9 x 5-1/2 x 1-3/4 inches. The front and under-flap exterior of bag has platinum glass beading. Flap has feathery wing pattern in black, bronze and silver tiny glass beads. A medallion of TIGERS EYE and ONYX gemstone cabochons adorns the center. Interior lined in gray silk dupioni with small open pocket.
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