TBT // lisa frank



Hey Babes!

Welcome to the fourth installment of TBT! I have a lot of good throwbacks coming up, but the one I’m writing about today will probably be my favorite of all time because I was absolutely obsessed with it as a child. And that ‘it’ is Lisa Frank!

If you’ve never heard of Lisa Frank, it was a brand in the 80’s and 90’s that had a very colorful theme. The characters were mostly animals, and you could find designs on notebooks, pens and pencils, folders, among other items.

I loved Lisa Frank as a little girl, the colors, the animals, everything. I remember I had this giant Lisa Frank trunk that was full of random things like school supplies and stickers, and I scrounged up all my allowance and change just to buy it.

While cleaning my room the other day, I found an old sticker book that I put all my favorite Lisa Frank stickers in. The front even had a spot for ‘my most popular sticker,’ ‘my coolest sticker,’ ‘my first sticker,’ and ‘my smallest sticker.’

Dalmatians were my favorite animal when I was a child, so no wonder three out of four of those spots are Dalmatian stickers, or maybe, they’re the only ones I had, because there’s a whole page of just Dalmatian stickers. The second page of my book is full of the twin cat stickers, so obviously I had a lot of those also. The rest of the book is blank, except for the verrrryyy last page that has a school picture day sticker. Remember those? Ah, memories.

I didn’t realize it when I was a kid, but the turtle (named Peekaboo) has hippie-like flowers on it’s shell, which I really dig. I like the little guy now more than the Dalmatians, isn’t it crazy how much we change throughout our life?

I wish I could find more of my Lisa Frank stuff, it’s probably in my garage somewhere, but, lucky for me, if I ever wanted to purchase something of Lisa Frank, Hot Topic came out with a line of LF merch. It’s not as great as the original, but it’s good enough. The only weird thing to me is that the brand did a collaboration with Spongebob and Care Bears, so those characters are featured on a couple of the shirts.

For vintage Lisa Frank, you can check eBay or Etsy, there’s a lot of unique items on there, like this organizer, this mini tote. The girl on the front of the tote reminds me of a witch, and if I was a Lisa Frank character, I’d probably be her.


Do you remember Lisa Frank? What was your favorite thing about it? Let me know in the comments, along with any other suggestions!


dress well. eat well. live well.



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