About Maxwell – Scott

Have you ever treasured something so religiously that it becomes a sentimental part of your life? Maxwell - Scott create luxury leather bags and accessories that defy the current 'fast fashion' culture. Designed in Britain and crafted in Italy, their pieces champion timelessness, longevity and impeccable quality...
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Founded in 2002 by William Scott Forshaw, Maxwell - Scott is a luxury leather brand based around family, craftsmanship and quality. After leaving his advertising job in London, William began selling his first briefcase, The Paolo, to businessmen on their lunch breaks. From then until now, his motive has remained the same - to create leather bags and accessories for people to grow with and invest in. Boasting deep connections with the Italian leather industry, William strives to keep their traditional craftsmanship alive through Maxwell - Scott's manufacturing. Iconic for preserving traditional artisan methods, there is an honesty to the Italians’ leather craft that is entirely unrivalled.
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William Forshaw: The Man Behind The Bags

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Our Factory: The Family Behind Our Craftsmanship

Our Leather
At Maxwell - Scott, we solely craft with full grain cowhide leather. Boasting the tightest structure, full grain is the most durable part of the hide and destined for a lifetime of wear.
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Honouring organic methods such as vegetable tanning, no synthetic or chemical substances are used to dye our leathers. As well as being environmentally friendly, this ensures a rich and unique patina on the surface of our bags - a finish most desired by the world's finest.
A brand built on passion, the heart fused into the Maxwell - Scott emblem symbolises the devotion of our Italian leather artisans to their craft and our commitment to offering first-class quality leather keepsakes. William’s vision for the future is to help preserve Italy’s traditional leather industry and inspire the world to invest in timeless leather pieces that will stand the test of time.
Meet The Team
Maxwell - Scott is a family-run business based in the historic cathedral city of York in North Yorkshire. Despite honouring traditional craftsmanship, we are an eCommerce business that aspires to be at the very forefront of the digital age. With eight websites worldwide, our culturally diverse team works with every corner of the globe, from France to Australia.
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Learn About The Maxwell - Scott Team

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Behind The Scenes: Our SS18 Campaign

Who Is Maxwell - Scott?
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Customer Service
At Maxwell - Scott, we pride ourselves on delivering impeccable customer service that reflects the premium quality of our bags and accessories. Our customer service team offer well-informed advice fused with the friendly charm Yorkshire is known for. Whether you ordered from us yesterday or several years ago, we will always aim to answer your query as quickly and efficiently as possible.