Inside + outside.

Frankie Utility


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Inside + outside.

At a glance Frankie is:

Handmade from waxed water repellent cotton canvas with:

  • 100% vegan
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Multiple pockets
  • Outside approx. 14 cm (w) x 24 cm (h) x 5 cm (d)

Meet Frankie. Now, Frankie isn’t just any crossbody bag. You see, Frankie is the secret weapon of those who dare to journey into the realm of the delightfully unexpected and wonderfully irrelevant. Brought to life by the unparalleled craftsmanship of Cora + Spink, Frankie is more than just an accessory; it’s a statement, a lifestyle, a tale waiting to be told.

Picture this: you’re gallantly riding a unicycle, through the bustling circus of life. Frankie is there, fearlessly swinging across your body, an elegant guardian of your essentials, from phones to wallets, to that surprisingly resilient succulent you “rescued” from work last week. Yet, Frankie is more than just a crossbody bag for your everyday travel, work, school… it’s your faithful ally in life’s most eccentric escapades.

Frankie, the crossbody bag, is your steadfast companion, the Dr. Watson to your Sherlock Holmes, ever ready to accompany you on your wonderfully irrelevant quests. Perfect for…well, you name it. What adventures will you and Frankie embark upon? The canvas is blank, the story is yours to write. With Frankie by your side, there’s no telling where the winds of whimsy might take you. Adventure awaits. Frankie is ready. Are you?


It's Aqua, It's Black, It's Blue, It's Green, It's Grey Blue, It's Khaki, It's Orange, It's Pink, It's Yellow


1.7 litres


280 grams


Frankie continues Cora + Spink tradition of developing bags that you never knew you needed, that will become an absolute must everyday carry for all lifes essentials (and more).


  • Compact but organised
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Cotton canvas with waterproof treatment
  • Phone and passport ready

For every style. 

  • Engineered using the same waxed canvas as our backpacks, to last and hold strong.
  • Made with attention to detail and functionality.
  • Multiple easy access pockets
  • Strong metal hardware.

Frequently asked questions.

The outside canvas has a unique water repellant treatment that makes the canvas rain proof. The natural and vegan process the canvas undertakes is ideal for all normal weather and conditions, it can also be further treated with Cora + Spink wax finishes. Over time the canvas will need to be topped up if you're outdoors lots. Please get in touch if you need more information.
We accept returns within 30 days where the product has not been used and is returned to us in the same condition (so we can sell it) as it arrived. This includes all straps, buckles, packaging, labels and other supplemental items included in the original sale. Please contact us directly to authorise and obtain a returns address. Full refund/returns policy is available here.
All C + S products are made by hand using natural materials. They are strong and robust, but do require care and attention to ensure they have a long and fulfilling life. We recommend removing mud and stains with a stiff brush, you can then use a damp cloth to gently remove any unwanted marks. Due to the nature of the material finish, you may encounter fading of the canvas - this is to be expected. Don't use harsh chemicals, and do not wash in a washing machine. Specialist cleaners can help - if you have a particularly difficult stain please contact us directly, and we will do our best to advise.
Short answer, absolutely yes. No animal products or by products are used in the production of the backpacks, this includes but is not limited to the glues and treatments, the inks, dyes and the waxes... the working environment where all the backpacks are made is exclusively used only for Core + Spink products, meaning we control all elements of production.

What others are saying.

When the Royal Mail made an absolute dogs dinner of delivery Cora & Spink were incredibly quick to sort it out so 10/10 for customer service.The backpack is good looking, strong & well-made. Partner was very chuffed with her xmas present.


via Google.

Excellent bags and fantastic customer service. Would highly recommend.


via Google.

Found Cora + Spink through a friend who owns a shop in Bath - waited a few weeks for the Aqua Green to come back into stock, but have been obsessed ever since. Reading the reviews I think they are right that this really is the perfect company and bag. Every pocket, every stitch feels good. And it's still vegan! What's not to love.


via Messenger.

A micro wardrobe all equipped answering exactly single one of my daily need. Need a pocket... got 10 of them.You can lay it flat like a luggage and fill it of treasures ! I have It in green... goes with my eyes! Happy purchase!


via Email.

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Travel with Cora + Spink.

We found doughnuts. Day out with @matoutea being tourists in #oxford - watching the new students arrive, dodging bikes and sitting on the top of the bus. #dayout #vyn #food #backpack
Dragging @tales_from_the_moustache away from the #bullring to prance about up the middle of the street with a Poly Bag. All in a day's work. "Should" be some left in store and online... #backpack #dave #leamington #regency #architecture #photography
So we found ourselves on a boat on the River Avon having a BBQ in a thunder storm outside the #royalshakespearcompany #rsc #stratford #boating #thunder
When you experience nearly every season in a week... From Ireland, France, Cornwall to Wales... #backpack #travel #rain #sun #hail
Just received first samples of our new Its Navy canvas complete with a new finish applied. Different colours and different batches of canvas during the year have quite different or varying "handles", we love this change as it reflects the true nature of a natural material. But this doesn't stop us from fiddling. Here we were experimenting with a stiffener that we can apply to give the canvas a slightly different feel, unfortunately it appears the effect has affected the waterproofing... These at home tests are great for seeing immediately how the canvas may perform... #test #canvas #byhand #waterproof #backpack #waxed
When a "let's pop to Bristol" happens and you find the covered markets. Frankie #1 - a versatile fella. #market #model #photoshoot