I think most women will agree with me: our handbag is our most precious accessory. It contains all the essentials we may or may not need that day, and it’s an important part of our outfit. The choice of our bag reflects our personal style and mood of the day.
So I pick my bags with great care and I’m always on the lookout for special pieces. You can therefore imagine my joy when I discovered Mo in Bangkok!
Mo is from the hand of Rozalin, a Thai girl boss I had the pleasure to meet in my new hometown.
It’s been a tradition in her family to study in Japan and it’s there that she discovered the beauty of leather craft.
It wasn’t straightforward to learn a totally new business in a new country, Rozalin told me.
“I found a great leather craftsman in Japan and didn’t want anyone but him to tutor me. At first he rejected me, as my Japanese language skills and knowledge were limited. But I kept begging and finally he gave in. It was the start of my journey into the fascinating world of leather!”
For one and a half year she studied with the Japanese master and learned the ins and outs of leather craft. Then she started wondering if she could turn her passion into a living.
“I wanted to work only with the highest quality of leather so I needed a significant amount of funding. I started with trying to obtain crowdfunding for the launch of my first wallet. Much to my surprise I got it! This boosted my confidence and belief in my business.”
The first handbag Rozalin designed was the “Doctor Mo”. She took inspiration from an old-school doctor’s bag and gave it a feminine touch.
The Doctor Mo is made from soft cow’s leather. The original version costs 5980 THB and there is a luxe version for 7290 THB.
The great success of Doctor Mo encouraged Rozalin to grow her brand and collection.
One of my favorites is the “Super Mo tote”, launched this year. It’s designed for the woman who’s always on the go – it has lots of space with several practical compartments like a laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, pockets for your phone and sun glasses, and a key leash. The days of desperate browsing for lost belongings are officially over!
Her original and high quality designs didn’t go unnoticed – Mo is becoming an established name among trendy women in Bangkok and beyond. Whether you’re out for a day at work or in the city, catching an after work drink, or traveling the world, your Mo bag will always be your perfect companion.
I can tell you already it will be impossible to pick only one… which one is your favorite?
Where to shop your Mo bag
Stay tuned on their collection and promotions through Instagram @mostory.co.
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