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 FleroL is a classically timeless large leather holdall designed for the discerning traveller. This roomy travel bag can be worn over the shoulder with the adjustable, detachable shoulder strap or carried in the hand, using the robust handles. With plenty of room for your travel essentials, the FleroL is an elegantly practical bag ideal for a weekend for two or a week for one. Handmade in Italy from the finest Italian leather, with robust metal YKK zippers and fully lined, this large holdall is every traveller's essential.
Secure twin buckle straps
Dual floor-to-floor zip
Adjustable leather shoulder strap (detachable)
Metal feet to reinforced base
Capacity 56 Litres
Dimensions: 54 x 32 x 32 cm (width, height, depth)
"Beautiful bag, gorgeous presentation in its storage bag. Class. Really happy. Thank you..."
J Elsom, Somerset, United Kingdom
"A little bit darker than the picture. the leather is hard, thought it would be thinner.
Nevertheless, the smell, the finish and the ability to become old seems excellent. Also, it seems to be a good travel companion."
H Craipeau, IDF, France
"After quite some research into the perfect leather weekender for me, I ended up on the MWS site. It took quite some time to decide whether to get the medium size or large.
I am not a light packer and I wanted to avoid buying something which would be too small for anything more than 2 nights. I have to say, the large is perfect for me. I was just 4 nights away on a business trip. More than enough room for dress shirts, casual clothes, gym clothes and 2 pair of shoes. This all while still carry on size. KLM, BMI and BA did not have any issues with it and it fits fine in the overhead storage.
I received the bag the next business day after ordering. I was in the UK and upon asking MWS they even emailed me the tracking number so I could see I would get it in time before going back to NL. Perfect service.
The bag looks great, the leather is beautiful and smells nice. I could not find a single stitching error on it. It looks strongly build and solid. It comes with a storage bag, which for me won't be used for another 6 months as I'll be using the bag every week for my travels.
If there is are any improvements possible, I would suggest:
Shoulder strap pad could be slightly wider and firm to release pressure and the default luggage tag is so small you have to cram a piece of paper in with your details. That should fit a business card instead.
Love it, regretting I didn't get one years ago."
R Hoogenboom, Middlesex, United Kingdom
"very good bag just like the last one, I love this range."
J Sands, Hampshire, United Kingdom
"I bought my large Flero in dark chocolate brown three years ago and it is still stunning. The build quality is fabulous and I highly recommend this and Maxwell Scott products to everyone. I use the bag every day and have had no issues. For my 33rd birthday my wife bought me the card wallet and this is once again a stunning product. I am looking forward to buying a case for my daughter soon."
T Watford, London, United Kingdom
"The bags we purchased were of great quality both inside and out, the lining is almost as important as the body. We bought the bags for a great friend for his wedding present and both he and his wife were delighted. I really can’t think of any way to improve your site, it was a pleasure shopping with you, your staff could not have been more helpful. Thank you."
T Warner, Kent, United Kingdom
"This was bought as a Christmas gift for my husband and he loved it. It was even better than the website description. Thank you so much!"
P Herbig, Middlesex, United Kingdom
"I’ve just returned from leave and a lovely parcel was waiting for my collection. My partner loves the bag!! Thank you for your amazing service and keeping me updated on progress prior to delivery. The service has been faultless. My husband will have his bag forever and I’m sure we will be making additional purchases in the future to complete the set. The process has been hassle free."
F Johnson, Sydney, Australia
"Fantastic quality and kept me up to date with the delay which I appreciated."
L Cox, Rozelle, Australia
"Very rarely do you get such fantastic customer service, the whole process was a pleasure and the bag left my husband lost for words. My whole family will now be searching the site for their own piece of leather perfection. Thank you and I will certainly visit again."
H Berry, Essex, United Kingdom
"I use my bag for business and leisure, replacing an old Samsonite wheeled case; the Maxwell Scott bag is much nicer. It's a better shape for storing my belongings, and is also easier to spot on luggage carousels!!!"
P Dettman, Bucks, United Kingdom
"I bought the bag as a Christmas gift for my husband and despite me being a bit last minute with my order the bag arrived in plenty time. My husband was delighted with the bag and kept commenting on how good it smelt!! I would definitely recommend to others looking for a top quality leather holdall."
G Redfern, High Peak, United Kingdom
"I received my order a few days ago, just wanted to tell you that I am really happy with my purchase, I love the design and the quality is super. Please keep the store online!"
T Oudhuis, Holland
"Excellent service. Living in the Middle East I expected delivery to be much longer...Wonderful, and that goes for the beautiful classic tan holdall too."
C Birch, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
"I was delighted with the service I received from you and my son was absolutely thrilled with his Christmas Gift. Thank you!"