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 Carli is a versatile yet stylish backpack, handcrafted in Italy with luxurious Italian leather. This multifunctional rucksack can be altered to be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag or across the body as a satchel bag, depending on mood or occasion. Featuring one main polyamide lined compartment and small front zipped pocket this practical backpack is an ideal accessory for the lady on the go.
Front zip pocket
Multifunctional, adjustable shoulder strap
Carry handle on top
Dimensions: 21 x 18 x 33 cm (width, depth, height)
"Beautiful bag but unfortunately it did not sit correctly with my frame which is slim and small. I wanted to wear it as a back pack but it was slipping down my back too much. Service was faultless on telephone and delivery. Thank you."
S Fraser, UK, United Kingdom
"Top quality, beautifully designed. Gorgeous!"
S Smith, Merseyside, United Kingdom
"Great customer service. I called you with a question and the information was instant. Lovely bag and comfortable to wear, thank you."
J Hywood, Bucks, United Kingdom
"Despite the appalling weather and understandable delays, Maxwell Scott's communication and determination to deliver my order on time was certainly by far the best I have ever experienced. The bag arrived on Christmas Eve, and made my wife a very happy lady! Thank you so much!"
W Clare, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
"The bag is of excellent quality and my pregnant wife loves it, many thanks for the additional effort in getting the bag to us during the coldest December on record."
J Finnigan, Glasgow, United Kingdom
"My friends gushed over my bag immediately when I walked into the room with it the first time!"
S Klemp, Pennsylvania, United States
"Thank you so much, the bag is beautiful."
L Crisp, Hampshire, United Kingdom
"I LOVE the bag that I bought and hope to purchase again from you. Since the bag was so wonderful, I would love for you to start selling belts and other leather goods. That would be my only suggestion. I will be sending friends to your site. Great job and keep up the quality of your backpacks."
G Ellis, Louisiana, United States
"I wanted to let you know that my backpack arrived safely today and that I LOVE it. It is perfect and just as pictured/described on your site. It even arrived MUCH faster than any stores within the US. I am so pleased and I look forward to buying another one in the future. Great job!"
M Elliott, Louisiana, United States
"I just want to say how superb my bag is and that it was worth waiting for. Your service in keeping me informed was really good and once I got to grips with how the handles worked I fell in love with it. I cannot wait until it gets soft and squidgy!! Many thanks again and I will recommend you to other people looking for a really lovely bag."
E Larner, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
"Fantastic service. I knew at all times where my delivery was and my rucksack is lovely. Will definitely be using you again!"
S Cabot, Surrey, United Kingdom
"The bag is beautiful and I just used it in a trip - had many compliments on it!"