MCM is a German luggage and handbag manufacturing company founded in 1976 in Munich by Michael Cromer. He launched his line of handbags, luggage and accessories all bearing his signature logo MCM (Michael Cromer Munich, or Modern Creation Munich, the official name). MCM also translates into the Roman numerals 1900 symbolizing the beginning of the era of modern travel. MCM was famous for the classic cognac colored line with dark brown lettering and the summer white line with navy blue imprint, intropduced in 1977, followed by the highly succesful black line in 1979. Numerous licenses were introduced throughout the 1980 and the early 1990s including perfume, cosmetics, watches, glasses, golf equipment, pens, and ties.