Short for Mode Creation Munich, the MCM brand was founded in 1976 as a luxury leather goods brand specializing in apparel and footwear for well-to-do travelers. The company aims to combine German engineered functionality with a strong sense of craftsmanship. MCM is known for its strong sense of European artisanship and for its elegant boutiques, which can be found in places like Beijing, Athens, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Seoul. In what follows, you'll learn more about their current offerings in women's handbags.
If you can't make it to one of MCM's stores, you can very likely find them in a top department store like Barney's or Saks Fifth Avenue. MCM handbags tend to be very expensive, as most start around $500 and range up to three times that amount for bigger models. One of MCM's most exciting current offerings is the MCM Shopper Large Craig Redman Project Tote, a collaboration with designer Craig Redman. The tote is much more colorful than most MCM bags, with a bold interwoven rope pattern through the body. The bag features double shoulder strap, a top zip closure, interior zip pocket, front logo plaque and both anchor and tassel tags. If you're on the market for a more classically designed bag, choose the Beige Visitos Small Hobo bag. This one has a single shoulder strap, front MCM logo plaque, top zip closure and logo lining with PVC and leather trim. For a slightly bigger bag, choose the MCM Visitos Small Shopper. This retro number has double shoulder straps, multiple interior pockets and an all over MCM logo print. The bag has a six inch drop and is PVC lined. The Small Crossbody Flight Bag is one of MCM tiniest options. It has a logo print crossbody and is similarly styled to the Small Shopper. However, this one has a single interior slip pocket, leather trim and a comfortable cross body strap.