PLANNER REVIEW: Vintage Aurora Franklin Planner

January 24, 2017

It’s time to review another planner and I am super excited to share this one!  I got the opportunity to review the long anticipated Vintage Aurora Binder by Franklin Planner.  Several years ago, everyone fell in love with this cognac binder and it’s been retired for a long time. After many requests, Franklin Planner answered our wishes and has relaunched it.



It’s a beautiful cognac color and a well made, structured planner.



There’s so much to love about this planner.  It has several pockets, two pen loops (planner addicts definitely need that), and 1.5″ gold rings (yessss!). I’m also in love with the layout.  A-m-a-z-i-n-g!



The contrast stitching is stunning.  It’s my favorite part of the planner.



The planner pictured is classic size. The dimensions are 7.75″ W x 9.5″ H x 2.5″ D. The retail cost is $169.95.  It also comes in compact size. (The inserts are Franklin Covey Leadership daily.).  Don’t forget to sign up for the Franklin Planner emails.  You’ll get 15% off your first order!



One difference between the two planners is the leather. The “new” Aurora is made with full Italian leather and the original was not.  Great update!



All in all, this is a well made, classic planner that will last for years. The leather will darken and get better with age. This planner will go to my husband (he’s so excited). I ordered a compact size for myself. I can’t wait to get it!



Learn more about this beautiful planner here and see more of my planner reviews here. P.S. There will be more colors in this lovely planner coming in late fall 2017.


If you’re interested in color comparison with other planners, here you go.



Disclaimer: I was gifted a Franklin Planner in exchange for a review on my blog. As always, all opinions are my own & I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe my readers will enjoy. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please click here for full disclaimer.

7 comments on “PLANNER REVIEW: Vintage Aurora Franklin Planner

  1. Sherry says:

    Love Franklin Planners! Have used on/off for years (I stray to technology or bujo!). Quick question, off topic! What brand/make is the black tote/purse in the picture?

  2. Charity Rasmussen says:

    Thank you so much for this review Toni!!! I ordered one myself (how could i not, right?!) Im even more excited now after seeing your review!

  3. This binder is great. It is very classic and really fits your style. The color is good too.

  4. Shari says:

    I started using planners since high school. Yep, I like structure, routines, etc. But, since the smartphones, I’ve switched to digital. Do you use only the planner or do you use the planner and digital? Just curious! They look like really nice planners!

  5. Maxi says:

    Hi! This might be a strange request but I thought asking doesn’t hurt: I am so so so in love with the Vintage Aurora binder. I searched the internet, eBay etc like crazy but it is not available anywhere anymore. So my question is: you wouldn’t want to sell me yours, would you? I hope this is not too weird. Greetings from a desperate Vintage Aurora Lover from Germany, Maxi

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