Before I moved to Korea I'd never even heard of MCM. From the day I first arrived I remember the MCM logo print catching my eye and I'd see it around every now and then. Nowadays, MCM's popularity has sky rocketed here in Korea and MCM bags are as popular and desirable as some of the top designer brands.
It's Korean owned, but began in Germany. It was bought a few years ago by a Korean woman who's working to build it into a world-recognised luxury brand. Since I live in Korea I take a particular interest in Korea-related happenings and I've noticed the brand getting more and more exposure by celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber (no less!), he apparently dropped $7000 on a few items for himself and girlfriend Selena Gomez. I also heard that an MCM store just opened in Harrods in London this August. Despite all this though, some of my friends back home still haven't seen or heard of MCM.
Well known or not, I've been wanting to make an MCM purchase for a while since I love the style of their goods and the feel of the leather is so beautiful, plus, I like the Korea link. When I saw this wallet I knew it'd be my first purchase; an easier on the bank balance 'ice breaker', so to speak! You all know the hot pink interior is what really sold it to me! Next on the list is one of the Cognac Visetos bags from the Heritage Line, they're the most iconic pieces from MCM and quite timeless, I reckon they have the makings of a classic!
I hope that in thirty years I'll be proudly toting around my vintage MCM pieces and telling stories about when I lived in Korea and MCM wasn't really that famous. I'll probably enjoy a little laugh about how obscene the prices are too! ;)
I'm interested to know how popular MCM is where you are? Does anyone else like/own any MCM stuff?
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