Made In Italy.

“If you’re lucky enough to hold a Maxwell-Scott bag in your hands, the rich heady scent of the Italian leather will be the first thing to permeate your senses. There is a sense of adventure and luxury with each of their bags - an untold story.” - Orazio, leather craftsman
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Our family-run business was founded by English entrepreneur William Scott Forshaw in 2002, championing the values of superior quality, timeless style and durability. Renowned for creating forever leather bags and accessories to be passed down through generations, we continue to be inspired by the iconic shapes, effortless style and extraordinary precision that is synonymous with fine British design.

We’re a luxury brand that genuinely cares (you’ll find no greenwashing here). We sustainably source only the finest, most durable full grain leather, and trust expert leather artisans to handcraft our premium leather bags and accessories at a highly-regarded atelier in Italy — we always have, and we always will.
25 Year Warranty
We're so confident in the quality of our leather and craftsmanship that we include a 25-year warranty with every single purchase. After all, our luxury leather bags and accessories are designed to last you a lifetime: this is our promise, from us to you.
We offer a bespoke in-house embossing service, so you can add that extra special touch to your Maxwell-Scott bag or accessory. From the subtle addition of your initials to a sentimental date, choose from a gold, silver, copper or blind finish to complement our signature full-grain leather.
Our Sustainability Promise
We're committed to introducing new green initiatives year on year, both at our head office and Italian atelier. You can count on us to keep things eco-friendly: all of our full grain leather is tanned sustainably and responsibly sourced as a byproduct of the food industry.
Our Reviews
We're proud to have world-class feedback from our customers on the premium quality of our products and our exceptional customer service. We always love to hear back from you — and our reviews really do speak for themselves.

What Sets Us Apart

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.

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The Emblem

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.

Meet The Team

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.

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