Unsere Geschichte

We want to create a moment of individuality in a fast moving world. A moment that is all about you.

Wie alles begann...


It all started when Stella Maria Sorg was looking for the perfect present for her mother’s 60th birthday. It shouldn’t be like any other gift. It should be personal, thoughtful, high quality and preferably in an affordable price segment. The idea of a personalized gift came soon, but there was no brand to find, which offers her what she was looking for: A premium product with high-quality materials, reasonably priced and customizable.

Wie alles begann...


It all started when Stella Maria Sorg was looking for the perfect present for her mother’s 60th birthday. It shouldn’t be like any other gift. It should be personal, thoughtful, high quality and preferably in an affordable price segment. The idea of a personalized gift came soon, but there was no brand to find, which offers her what she was looking for: A premium product with high-quality materials, reasonably priced and customizable.

The problem was: “All I could find was either far from my budget, fleemarket-style, or the customization service would take way too much time or cost too much extra. I realized, that the European accessories market is actually missing a specialist in product personalization. So, I’ve decided to fill that gap. With MERSOR, personalization is not an additional service, it’s the core business.” Stella founded MERSOR together with Lisa Meissner, who shares her passion for high quality leather accessories and personalization.

Wir stehen für hohe Qualität und Handwerkskunst.


The founders have chosen Italy as their country of manufacture as it is best known for premium leather and craftsmanship of leather goods worldwide. Having a sense for craftsmanship in her blood, Stella manages the design and production department at MERSOR: “Since my family used to own a shoe manufactory in Germany back in 1960s, I’ve learned from a young age on what is important for manufacturing leather goods: High quality materials make the product not only durable and valuable but also visually and haptically appealing. Attention to detail is especially important when it comes to the process of manufacturing." Lisa and Stella travel across Europe with this knowledge to find the best materials and manufacturers for their products.

Wir glauben an Transparenz.


Für jede Produktkategorie wurde ein Fertigungsspezialist ausgewählt, der auf seinem Gebiet ein Experte ist: "Für unsere Geldbörsen, Schlüsselanhänger und andere Kleinlederwaren arbeiten wir zum Beispiel mit einer italienischen Familienmanufaktur zusammen, die über 70 Jahre Erfahrung in der Herstellung von Luxus-Kleinlederwaren hat. Für die Umsetzung unserer Handtaschen-Designs suchte ich einen Spezialisten für die Herstellung von Lederhandtaschen im Premiumsegment." So ging es ein weiteres Mal nach Italien. Diesmal mit der Mission, eine ausgezeichnete italienische Handtaschenmanufaktur zu finden - mit Erfolg! Die ausgewählte Produktion arbeitet seit vielen Jahrzehnten im Bereich der Premium-Handtaschen und perfektioniert seither ihre Handwerkskunst. Die Qualität und die Verarbeitung der MERSOR Ledertaschen ist der beste Beweis dafür. Manufacturing tech accessories however showed some complexity. Visits in Italy revealed that the real specialists for tech accessories are actually found further east in Europe: "Our premium phone cases are handmade by a small factory in Romania. The leather still comes from Italy, only the Romanian manufacturer show more expertise on crafting high-quality mobile accessories.

Wir machen Luxus erschwinglich.


Having found the perfect materials and best craftsman of their fields, the founders moved on to another challenge. This time, Lisa's expertise as the CFO of MERSOR was wanted: “How can we actually offer these premium products for reasonable prices?” And the answer was: Direct selling. MERSOR follows a so called brand-to-consumer concept mixed with an online-first approach. "We mainly sell directly to our customers online. We do still sometimes work with selected intermediates yet on a different and exclusive collaboration approach. With this strategy it is possible to sell premium products for fair prices. Two attributes, we've certainty wanted MERSOR to stand for”.

The problem was: “All I could find was either far from my budget, fleemarket-style, or the customization service would take way too much time or cost too much extra. I realized, that the European accessories market is actually missing a specialist in product personalization. So, I’ve decided to fill that gap. With MERSOR, personalization is not an additional service, it’s the core business.” Stella founded MERSOR together with Lisa Meissner, who shares her passion for high quality leather accessories and personalization.

Wir stehen für hohe Qualität und Handwerkskunst.


The founders have chosen Italy as their country of manufacture as it is best known for premium leather and craftsmanship of leather goods worldwide. Having a sense for craftsmanship in her blood, Stella manages the design and production department at MERSOR: “Since my family used to own a shoe manufactory in Germany back in 1960s, I’ve learned from a young age on what is important for manufacturing leather goods: High quality materials make the product not only durable and valuable but also visually and haptically appealing. Attention to detail is especially important when it comes to the process of manufacturing." Lisa and Stella travel across Europe with this knowledge to find the best materials and manufacturers for their products.

Wir glauben an Transparenz.


Für jede Produktkategorie wurde ein Fertigungsspezialist ausgewählt, der auf seinem Gebiet ein Experte ist: "Für unsere Geldbörsen, Schlüsselanhänger und andere Kleinlederwaren arbeiten wir zum Beispiel mit einer italienischen Familienmanufaktur zusammen, die über 70 Jahre Erfahrung in der Herstellung von Luxus-Kleinlederwaren hat. Für die Umsetzung unserer Handtaschen-Designs suchte ich einen Spezialisten für die Herstellung von Lederhandtaschen im Premiumsegment." So ging es ein weiteres Mal nach Italien. Diesmal mit der Mission, eine ausgezeichnete italienische Handtaschenmanufaktur zu finden - mit Erfolg! Die ausgewählte Produktion arbeitet seit vielen Jahrzehnten im Bereich der Premium-Handtaschen und perfektioniert seither ihre Handwerkskunst. Die Qualität und die Verarbeitung der MERSOR Ledertaschen ist der beste Beweis dafür. Manufacturing tech accessories however showed some complexity. Visits in Italy revealed that the real specialists for tech accessories are actually found further east in Europe: "Our premium phone cases are handmade by a small factory in Romania. The leather still comes from Italy, only the Romanian manufacturer show more expertise on crafting high-quality mobile accessories.

Wir machen Luxus erschwinglich.


Having found the perfect materials and best craftsman of their fields, the founders moved on to another challenge. This time, Lisa's expertise as the CFO of MERSOR was wanted: “How can we actually offer these premium products for reasonable prices?” And the answer was: Direct selling. MERSOR follows a so called brand-to-consumer concept mixed with an online-first approach. "We mainly sell directly to our customers online. We do still sometimes work with selected intermediates yet on a different and exclusive collaboration approach. With this strategy it is possible to sell premium products for fair prices. Two attributes, we've certainty wanted MERSOR to stand for”.

Personalisierung einfach gemacht.


On their journey to find the best materials and ideal manufacturers the founders always kept the core concept of MERSOR in mind: personalization. For example, the leather should not only show high quality but also be suitable for monogramming. This means that the leather must be processed in a way so that the surface can be perfectly hot stamped. Also, all designs are tailored to the personalization of the customers: minimalistic and elegant shapes complementing the monogram.

Personalisierung leicht gemacht.


On their journey to find the best materials and ideal manufacturers the founders always kept the core concept of MERSOR in mind: personalization. For example, the leather should not only show high quality but also be suitable for monogramming. This means that the leather must be processed in a way so that the surface can be perfectly hot stamped. Also, all designs are tailored to the personalization of the customers: minimalistic and elegant shapes complementing the monogram.