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 Farini is a lightweight, versatile travel bag handcrafted in Italy from the finest Italian leather. The compact yet versatile design features one main compartment with a small rear zipped pocket. Designed for weekends away and short business trips, the Farini leather cabin bag is ideal for those on the go. Complete with sturdy grab handles, metal zippers, and a robust, detachable shoulder strap, this timeless holdall can be carried in many different ways, depending on mood and occasion.
Buckle strap for added security
Dual floor-to-floor zip opening
Adjustable leather shoulder strap (detachable)
Metal feet to base
Capacity 35 Litre (Cabin size)
Dimensions: 50 x 35 x 20 cm (width, height, depth)
"The first piece I bought from Maxwell Scott was the Pratello toiletry bag. I was surprised by the quality and design.
The Farini bag is sturdy, looks nice and has enough space for some clothing and my camera.
Guess it will become a travel companion."
E Teofilo, Lisboa, Portugal
"Beautiful bag! Bought it for my husband's 40th birthday. He has not received it yet, but I am sure that he will love it. And the quality seem to be absolutely first class and i am sure that it will be much used and loved for many, many years ahead. Very fast shipping to Sweden. 5 stars out of 5."
L Ekegren, Scania, Sweden
"Gorgeous product. I was yet surprised by the weight and the smell. The Bag appears a bit heavy and the leather smell is strong."
S Brami, France, France
"I received my dark-chocolate Farini bag some time ago, but waited until I had used it a few times before writing a review.
I have to say that it has lived up to all expectations. The quality and workmanship of the bag are beyond question, and it is, as it says in the product information, the perfect size for use as cabin luggage. It is roomy enough to carry sufficient for a 2-3 nights-away trip (if you tend to travel "light", as I do), including a laptop and a few essential documents. This will be my cabin bag of choice from now on.
For me, the only thing missing is a zippered pocket on the outside of the bag, where passport, boarding cards, kindle etc. could be stored for quick, easy access (but that's just a personal preference). Overall, an excellent, high quality product."
P McWilliams, Bergen, Norway
"I bought the holdall for my boyfriend's 30th birthday and he considers it the best present he has ever received."
E Clarke, Dublin, Ireland
"I bought this bag for my husband's 40th birthday. I did a lot of research and found Maxwell Scott. When I ordered the bag, the factory was on holidays and didn't have one in stock. Your service was amazing, you notified me the whole time as to the progress of my order, and I was so very impressed. Then... the bag arrived. It is even better than the pictures show! It is of such good quality. We live in Australia and my husband is Italian, so can be very picky about quality, but he absolutely loves the bag, so thank you so much! Your product and service really has exceeded my expectations, and I will definitely be ordering again from you."
Z Dintini, Queensland, Australia
"Finest quality article, despatched immediately!"
J Whawell, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
"I felt I had to leave a message to say what a wonderful service Maxwell Scott provides. The website and order process was easy to use and after contacting them by phone to arrange a return (a colour preference only; the product was excellent), I was very impressed with the polite, prompt and professional service I received. Thank you for combining modern technology with old fashioned values. It's certainly unique in this day."
A Ellis, Leeds, United Kingdom
"I first saw Maxwell Scott products at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 and was so impressed with the quality that I ordered the Farini Holdall. The delivery arrived within two days as promised - amazing service. My wife and I were so impressed with the quality and low weight, (we plan to use the bag as carry-on luggage), that we immediately ordered a second one. This also arrived within two days of ordering. We are now looking forward to using these bags on a regular basis, enjoying the quality and versatility of them....marvellous!"
D Parker, North Lincolnshire, UK
"The service was fantastic and the quality of the bag I ordered was beautiful. I would definitely recommend!"