The necessity of a functional bag does not detract from wanting to be stylish, and MCM knows this. For over forty years, MCM brought recognizable and innovative bag designs and a now easily recognizable signature logo (made most famous on its Cognac Visetos) appearing on many of its products. The MCM München Tote Bag is all about the spirit of the Bavarian capital, Munich, which ties back to archival luggage from the brand’s past that evokes the focus on the travel of the House.
The MCM München Tote family is defined by a structured silhouette that holds its shape while allowing for additional expansion. Each interior is lined with microfiber suede, which is light and soft. This line of bags is about functionality with a modern twist, and each of these bags, in their various sizes, allows for daily wear to larger travel wear.
The Design Details
The more substantial design elements on each of these totes allow them to keep their structure and give a clean and sleek appearance. These are ultimately cool – and making a tote cool is no small feat. The Nappa leather corners cleanly finish off each design, and there are leather top handles along with adjustable and removable shoulder straps to allow for ease of carrying.
Sometimes tote bags aren’t sturdy enough with thin shoulder straps, and other times they are overly cumbersome. Still, this line fits right in that glorious middle – the shape is held together while the overall vibe is still entirely impressive. As for the colors? There are plenty. You can opt for the classic cognac, but the pink family is what I was most drawn to – from soft pink to this full leather rendition in a beautiful pink blush.
The Large and X-Large sizes offer an additional removable Visetos pouch, which is always a nice touch for matching organization on the interior (plus, you can use those other days by themselves or transfer them to different bags). Each bag in this family comes with a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, most of which are full leather, while a couple offers a more sporty strap.
A Variety of Sizes
While many of us associate the tote as a hauler, meaning a bag that is a closet staple and workhorse, the shape itself can vary in size from Mini to X-Large, and MCM introduced this bag with an expansive family from the start. Each size serves a very different purpose, but this allows you to find the right size for you and your needs.
X-Large : 12.2 x 16.5 x 6.3 inches
Large : 10.6 x 14.8 x 5.7 inches
Small : 7.5 x 9.4 x 4.3 inches
Mini : 6.1 x 8.3 x 3.5 inches
When it comes to a monogram tote bag, having something a bit different from what we see is a plus, and MCM’s new family of bags offers something (and the right size) for everyone.