We believe in fine quality, genuine leather goods that are made to last, which is why we offer a unique 25-year warranty and friendly, hassle-free customer service for your peace of mind. You can trust us to ensure that your luxury Italian leather bag or accessory will be handcrafted, quality checked, wrapped and delivered to you with pride and care. Our love for leathercraft begins with the journey of our products, and ends with our satisfied customers — we’re here to assist you with your purchase, every step of the way.
The heart fused into our emblem symbolises the devotion of our Italian leather artisans to their craft, and our eternal promise to offer luxury leather bags of unparalleled quality — designed to be worn forever.
is for Maxwell.
Peter Maxwell Forshaw is the brother of William, the company’s Director.
Is for Scott.
The middle name of the company director; William Scott Forshaw
Is for bags.
We currently stock over 100 different types of bags online, all made from the finest Italian leathers.
The journey began when businessman William Scott Forshaw noticed a lack of high quality leather briefcases on the market, with most of his colleagues rotating high street bags that were prone to wear and tear within a few uses. Determined to design a luxury men’s briefcase that would truly stand the test of time, he founded Maxwell-Scott, and began the search for the finest quality materials. His pursuit for perfection led him to a family-run factory in Tuscany, where he met his match in Orazio: Italy’s most dedicated and passionate leather craftsman. Together, they created the Paolo briefcase — which remains our best-seller to date.
“Since the business began in 2002, we’ve outgrown two offices, been nominated for a Drapers award twice and won an Exporter of the Year award. Charlotte and I owe the success of Maxwell-Scott to our incredibly talented customer service, marketing and PR teams: it’s down to their determination, hard work and genuine passion for the brand that we’ve seen such extraordinary growth over the past 17 years (and the loyal support of our customers, of course!) ”
“Maxwell-Scott is very much still a family business — myself and William are in the office together most days! William and I continue to enjoy overseeing all product direction, customer service standards, product and team building events - but we hope to hand the reins over to our children one day! ”
“From capturing the journey of our leathercraft process through to the beauty of our finished pieces, I act as a guardian for our brand visuals and identity. You’ll often find me moodboarding away, designing key brand assets and even shooting product still life in our in-house studio. I’m always thinking about directing and creating premium content that our customers will be excited to see. ”
“Day to day, I manage the PR strategy and strengthen our key connections and relationships with journalists and PRs. There’s always so much to talk about at Maxwell-Scott, whether that’s our updates on sustainability or our recent award nominations. Over the years, we’ve had countless press features in some of the most prestigious publications, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, InStyle and GQ - just to name a few. ”
“From evaluating shipping methods to keeping on top of stock updates, I work behind the scenes to make sure Maxwell-Scott runs like clockwork. I’m trained in Accounts, so I also have a hand in calculating key costs to make sure we’re profitable and ad hoc bookkeeping tasks — with an (ever) growing SME, it’s always good to ‘wear many hats’, and I love the variety; every day is different.”
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