Hello and welcome to the new look Maxwell Scott Bags.
For us, October has begun with the unveiling of a new visual identity and design direction. The work — spanning over 12 months — is intended to better reflect the legacy, prestige and future ambitions of the company.
The work does not stop here though, as there are a whole host of things we will be adding to the website in the coming months that we hope will add more delight to your experience of shopping with us and help us on the way to our goal of becoming the worlds most loved luxury British bag company. We believe in honesty, hard work, detail and always being committed to delivering the best products.
Special thanks to all of my team for their support and effort, both technical and not, while we created our new home. And a note of gratitude to you for reading, thanks!
I hope you have fun browsing. I will keep you informed of news and updates right here.
At Maxwell Scott Bags, we take immense pride when creating our ‘signature’ leather. It truly is a beautiful and versatile product, which only the most prestigious fashion houses choose to utilize.
Our renowned tannery is located in the heart of Tuscany and masters a traditional art. Members of the highly esteemed ‘Italian Consortium of Leather Tanners’, they abide to strict standards and rigorous quality checks to ensure the production of the finest leathers in the world.
Using methods that have been passed down through generations for over 200 years, our craftsmen use the long and complicated process of vegetable tanning to create our luxury leather. Combining artisan techniques with new technology, this process takes nearly forty days.
We make it our responsibility to only select premium full-grain Italian hides, and take great care in understanding the production processes behind the products. Full-grain leather is the thick top section of the cowhide and is considered the finest type. We don’t correct or alter the hides before tanning, which leaves the natural folds and marks visible, and also beneficially leaves the hide in its strongest form pre-tanning.
The secret of our ‘signature’ leather lies in the use of tannins, which penetrate deep into the raw hides. The tannins we use originate from the bark of chestnut trees, and help to enhance the quality, feel and longevity of the leather. Through use our leathers develop a beautiful patina, which reveals warm and natural tones. This special characteristic ensures each and every product is unique. This traditional process also allows marks and scratches to be buffed out effortlessly.
We like to keep it natural, so no chemicals are used in the process of dying our hides. This means that the products we produce are environmentally friendly, something which is very important to us. Not only this, but our tannery recovers, recycles and reuses as many substances as possible used in the tanning process, thus producing very little waste. Our tannery is as passionate about tanning hides as we are about making leather bags.
We’re so confident about the longevity and quality of our leathers that we offer a 25-year warranty on every product.
The Tomacelli2 is a large briefcase designed for those who have a lot to carry. With two internal compartments capable of holding a 17 inch laptop, two external slip pockets and a rear zipped compartment, there is plenty of room to organise your daily belongings. Handmade in Italy using the finest vegetable tanned Italian leather, this timeless briefcase is an ideal companion for the discerning individual.
Adjustable shoulder strap (detachable)
Detachable phone, tablet, pen and card holders in interior
Dimensions: 43.5 x 32 x 16 cm (width, height, depth)
"This is for my husband for Christmas and I am sure he will love it. This is the first time I have bought from MS and was happy to find that the quality of the product is excellent and the customer service was very good too!"
A Flack, London, United Kingdom
"The bags were just as described and pictured! Wonderful quality leather and the delivery blew me away! I ordered on Sunday night, and it arrived Wednesday afternoon...and I'm in the US! Amazing... Thank you!"
G Mills, North Carolina, United States
"The Tomacelli briefcase, belt, toiletry bag and travel wallet for my husband arrived last Thursday. I was so happy with the immaculate products and my husband who is rather a perfectionist was also thrilled with them. I appreciate how well they were being wrapped and also the way you kept us posted about the status of the shipment - it also became a topic of light conversation in my social circle about the poor Italian craft men who fell ill and contributed to a bit of the delay! I have an eye for a beautiful luggage on your website and hope to add that to my husband's leather collection sometime.Thanks again."
N Harris, Queensland, Australia
"Thank you for all your efforts to deliver the briefcase, it arrived yesterday and I am so pleased with my purchase! Many Thanks."
K Ferguson, Victoria, Australia
"Great service, fine product!"
J Sunde, Krusaa, Denmark
"I found your goods at a show in London and was very impressed with the quality. I bought myself a bag and then later went onto the web to buy my husband a briefcase. It arrived so promptly and is beautiful. Thank you."
A Lapham, Northants, United Kingdom
"Beautifully made leather briefcase bought to be a cherished doctors bag (more versatile than my traditional one). Plenty of space for everything and could fit a laptop in if required as well as everyday equipment. I have high hopes that this will last the rest of my career. Thank you."
S Hopkins, Cumbria, United Kingdom
"The website was excellent. In fact the video of the product I bought was the clincher particularly for a product of its type. Pre Christmas was obviously a difficult period but I was delighted that my purchase arrived on Christmas Eve. Many thanks."
D Marlow, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
"I just wanted to send a quick email to say a big thank you for all your efforts to get my Christmas gift out to me. I have to say that it arrived on Christmas Eve and I was so pleased with the service I had received. I appreciated your email updates to let me know what was happening and feel that the item I bought has a story about its journey before it even arrived. Please thank all of your team on our behalf on a job well done."
D Staples, Loughborough, United Kingdom
"The briefcase looks wonderful but as it is for a present we have not completely unwrapped it yet. I am sure our son is going to be delighted with the quality. I would also like to thank you personally for the first class customer service you gave us and also the professional way you handled a situation which was out of your control. It has been a pleasure dealing with such a professional company."
F Brown, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
"My husband loves his briefcase despite the wait for it and we would use your website again."
J Dooley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
"Beautiful bag that looks even better than expected. Already had several positive comments. Meets expectations of how much it can hold and the small front pockets are ideal for notebooks etc."
I Bruce, Cheshire, United Kingdom
"My purchase was for my husband for Christmas and I am delighted with it. The quality is excellent and far better than a lot of other similar items I looked at."
L Nicholas, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
"Quality products at sensible prices. As an old customer I am still able to buy the same type of luggage and add to my set without any noticeable differences and age only helps them look even better."
W Ovens, Cumbria, United Kingdom
"Very good quality, very happy with the purchase."
K Edwards, Norfolk, United Kingdom
"Just to let you know that I have received the tomacelli briefcase. It is beautiful, and has a wonderful finish. I am always a bit sceptic about online purchases, yet I will definitely be buying more products from you in the near future."
S Camilleri, Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
"Many Thanks. Our order arrived as advised and my partner John is absolutely delighted with it. Kind regards."
J Lawrence, London, United Kingdom
"Just to say that the above case has arrived safely and that I thank you for your patience with me. I do love it and feel confident my husband will enjoy using it and hopefully it will bring much success his way. Have a wonderful Christmas yourself and hope some nice surprises come your way."