MCR Fashion Industry Partner With MCM x Flannels For Exclusive AW17 Launch



Luxury retailer Flannels launches exciting collaboration with revolutionary fashion brand MCM.

Flannels, the UK’s number one luxury fashion destination for men and women is proud to announce a bold collaboration with renowned German fashion house MCM.

Joining forces with MCM & Flannels, MCR Fashion Industry partnered with the global brand and luxury department store for an exclusive launch event evening on Thursday 28th September 2017, at Flannels Manchester store.

MCM is currently sold in 478 stores in 35 countries including Munich, Berlin, Zurich, London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.

MCM was founded during the cultural renaissance of Munich in 1976 and built its reputation on producing exquisite luggage, leather goods and accessories with the emphasis on artistry and craftsmanship.

A powerful combination of contemporary aesthetic and perfect functionality MCM designs embrace irreverence and aspiration with their revolutionary take on New School luxury and have become must-haves for the discerning global traveller.


MCM’s famous Cognac Visetos monogram – bearing neo-classical laurel leaves coupled with a diamond symbol representing value, strength and durability without compromise in beauty – has become synonymous with the brand. While each MCM piece is personalized with a unique number engraved on the iconic brass plate making each item uniquely collectable.

Creating the perfect back drop for these exciting statement pieces is the Flannels in-store experience. Its sophisticated and minimalist interiors provide the ultimate shopping environment for the discerning consumer and showcase over 200 designer brands from established international designers to contemporary casual labels.

MCR Fashion Industry invited 150 guests for an exclusive private event marking the launch of the collection at the Manchester Spinningfields store, continuing our ongoing partnership with Flannels. With influencers, bloggers and fashionista guests from across the country in attendance, the event provided a luxurious evening of style and shopping.


Lucky guests were treated to drinks on arrival courtesy of Neighbourhood Restaurants, MCM & Flannels goody bags plus got the chance to take a piece of the collection home with them in the form of personalised graffiti cases by artist Graffiti Life.

Highlights of the MCM collection at Flannels include the hugely popular modern classic MCM Stark Backpack, available in medium and X-mini, from £550, and the stunning MCM Ottomar Small Messenger Bag in Visetos, £495. Demonstrating the brand’s versatility are the Rombi Visetos Reversible Shopper Bag £550 and the ultimate style statement – the MCM Traveler in Visetos £1050.

The expanded collection includes designer sweatshirts, trainers, belts and scarves including the MCM Logo T Shirt, £250, Zipped Logo Sweatshirt, £395, MCM Reversible Belt £275, MCM Embossed Trainers, £395, and the MCM Monogrammed Nylon Cap £175.

Also available will be a range of MCM’s popular small accessories including luggage and wallet charms featuring a variety of characters including the famous Visetos Rabbit from £195. Stylish MCM 113s Aviator Style Tortoise Sunglasses, £150, and the MCM Claus Bifold Wallet are two more confident and enduring style classics.


The exclusive MCM in-store display at FLANNELS, Manchester Spinningfields store.

MCM is a luxury travel goods and accessories brand with an attitude defined by combining a contemporary aesthetic and focus on functional innovation with the use of cutting edge techniques. Founded in 1976 at the pinnacle of Munich’s creative renaissance, today, through its association with art, music, technology and travel, MCM embodies the bold, irreverent and aspirational. Always with an eye on the new, the driving force behind MCM centres on revolutionizing classic design with futuristic materials. Cross-pollinating its Western and Asian heritage, the brand draws reference from Munich to Seoul. Appealing to the Global Nomadgeneration – dreamers, creatives and digital natives – MCM’s millennial audience is ageless, genderless, empowered and unconstrained by rules and boundaries. This is New School Luxury.


About Flannels

Flannels, the UK’s fastest-growing designer store, is a luxury fashion destination for men and women and is home to an edit of over 200 designer brands from established international designers to contemporary casual labels.

Founded by Neil Prosser in 1976, the first Flannels store opened in Knutsford, Cheshire. Flannels now has a store portfolio spanning Liverpool, Manchester Spinningfields, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham and Cardiff and most recently opened stores in Plymouth, Sunderland, Metrocentre, Swindon, Southport, Hereford, Solihull, Silverburn, Meadowhall and Isle of Man. Flannels brings together a collection of iconic designer brands in one easy-to-shop destination combining the best international fashion with editorial content.


The MCM AW17 collection is now available in store & online at

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Thanks to Flannels, MCM, KBA PR & Neighbourhood Restaurants.

Manchester Student Shopping Night Returns


Manchester’s massive student shopping experience MCR Student Social is back with more than 200 stores across Manchester city centre offering up to 30% off exclusively for students.

Whether you’re a student wanting to start your term with a top deal or a fresher looking to decorate your new place, you’ll be able to make the most of cut prices across some of the best brands and stores.

That includes 20% off homeware at Clas Ohlson and Baytree Interiors so you can really get those student digs sorted.

And everyone knows one of the highlights of returning to study is that it’s an excuse to buy more stationery –  and you can enjoy 20% off at WH Smith, Paperchase and Ryman.

You can also bag a beauty bargain with 10% off at Debenhams, Boots and Superdrug plus there’s 30% off at The Body Shop so you can keep on feeling fresh in lectures – even if you don’t feel it. And that’s just a small selection of the deals.

And there’s no need to give up your weekend because it all happens from 4pm till 9pm on Tuesday 26 September at stores and restaurants in all the city’s key shopping areas including Manchester Arndale, Market Street, St Ann’s Square, New Cathedral Street, Exchange Square, King Street and Deansgate.

Organised by Manchester Arndale in collaboration with Manchester’s Business Improvement District, MCR Student Social is an annual event which sees the city centre transformed into a university student’s paradise.

It’s not just about shopping  – there’s entertainment too. Head to Exchange Court to be in with a chance of winning a Samsung prize package worth over £1000 or play Lucky Lights with Greggs.

You’ll need fuelling up for your shopping spree so a number of eateries across the city centre are putting on offers – and you can even be serenaded as you snack, with live acoustic performances from Mike Ritchie and Laura Kelly in the Foodcourt.

On Market Street, Black Dog Ballroom’s live DJs will be creating the soundtrack for the evening and giving away a holiday to Ibiza. Pick up one of their goody bags and a Student Dog Tag to enjoy discounts throughout the academic year.

Beat your mates at Big Bad Burger Pong to win burgers courtesy of Byron Hamburgers (who are also offering 50% off all night), test your boxing skills with Pure Gym’s expert personal trainers and spin-to-win with Barburrito.

It looks like being a high energy student night, with Matt & Phreds Heavy Beat Brass Band’s roaming gig popping up in places across the city and escape room challenges from Breakout.

There will be games, giveaways and prizes galore. In St Ann’s Square you can get your groove on at Capital FM’s Silent Disco, and Kiehl’s on Wheels pop-up beauty store will be paying a visit to Exchange Square. And don’t forget to take part in The Printworks’ life-sized Hungry Hippo game.

Keep the action going as Lancashire CCC’s Thunder and Lightning Roadshow rolls into New Cathedral Street and test your bowling skills on the Inflatable Bowling Game.

After all that activity, a drink or two will be in order, so head down to Cosy Club in the Corn Exchange where they will be offering students two cocktails for £9.95 all day.

For a full list of offers click here or download the UNiDAYS App.

PS Don’t forget Student Night at intu Trafford Centre on Tuesday 3 October from 6-10pm.

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