There are many perks to being 2 freeway exits away from Mulholland Brothers’ headquarters. One of my favorite perks is seeing new products, sometimes months before they will be shown at market, which is months before they’ll be seen in stores. Last January, I got a first look at the Mulholland M-Series line while filming the episode of "Ultimate Retail" for HGTV in Canada and Fine Living in the U.S. The collection made a big impression because it was stunning to look at, and very unlike traditional pieces from Mulholland.
The M-Series is probably the most contemporary line to come out of Mulholland Brothers, although the Momentum line was also a pleasant departure with its cool orange microfiber interiors. The M-Series is a sable grey color with a brownish tint to it lined with an almost chocolate brown leather trim and sewn using a very subtle chocolate thread. The luggage is made of the Endurance® textile known for being both scratchproof and waterproof — two qualities that are hard to understate given the beating that baggage handlers or Mother Nature can inflict.
At the end of the day, though, it’s the details that make the M-Series stand out. Details like the baseball-stitched handles, the square rivets made custom for the M-Series, the titanium hardware, the wheel-and-tire combination, hidden passport pockets, a dirty-clothes bag integrated into luggage pieces, and a "switchblade" luggage tag.
It’s been 9 months since we first laid eyes on it, but the M-Series has finally arrived. Some pieces have already found their way into the Wall Street area of our showroom. If you can’t make it San Francisco to see the line in person, you can see it all online here.