Mismo Bag Review | M/S Shopper
First and foremost I’d like to thank Adam over at Mismo who was kind enough to send me an M/S Canvas Shopper for review. I’m enjoying the bag as you can see here.
If I could define Denmark bag maker Mismo’s collection in one word, it would be flawless. Every piece in the collection has it’s own purpose for the young sophisticate. Mismo does an amazing job separating themselves from the pack using premium leather and durable rugged canvas.
The first thing I would like to point out is the multi purposed and beautifully designed packaging. Most companies design packing just for the aesthetic purposes, but Mismo definitely took the time designing a box that would be useful in protecting the bag as well as other items. When the box is opened you are introduced to a small catalog that showcases other M/S canvas collections (travel, tote, sleeve) and a post card with Mismo mission statement. The simple packaging and the avoidance of unnecessary paper waste means Mismo is conscious of our eco-dilemma.
When I pulled out the bag the first thing I noticed was the complementary colors. The Olive canvas compliments the deepness of the brown leather straps, with the contrast of the antique nickel zipper was a definite eye opener. The bag is lined with a woven fabric that includes a small pouch compartment that’s perfect for wallet or cellphone. The main focus of the bag is the branding which is done with an antique nickel plate that includes the Mismo logo and a flag label on the opposite side of the bag. The small treatments allows you to focus on the silhouette design of the bag rather than the obnoxious over use of logos (see: LV), trims or unnecessary compartments (see: Head Porter) other bag makers offer.
Based on the name of the bag “Shopper” I decided to do just that, take it grocery shopping. When you have the bag in your hand you cant help but notice the rugged leather straps. Just like most leather straps they need to be worn in to feel more comfortable. The size of the bag allowed me to fit a gallon of milk, cookies, frozen pizza salad and dressing of course. The bag isn’t meant to carry all your groceries but I was quite pleased with the amount of items I was able to carry. The one thing I can note is that when you check out you’ll never have to answer the question paper or plastic.
The only issue I had with the bag was the the lack of a removable shoulder strap. I understand the bag was made to be hand carried, but the option to put it over my shoulder would have done me wonders. I know this isn’t the purpose of the bag but I have also started to use it as a notebook carrier and multi-functionality is key to me.
The overall craftsmanship of the bag is flawless, every stitch is accounted for can be seen throughout the sewing and needle work. The M/S Shopper does it’s job by looking opulent without the extravagant prints or loud colors.
Overall Rating: 4/5
view Mismo entire collection here.