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I would just like to say a big thank you, not only for the speedy, efficient service but also for the products themselves.
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Beautiful bag, absolutely gorgeous - it was the talk of the office when I brought it in the first time!
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The bag is beautiful; I shall be using it to take my books, notes etc. to school in the New Year. I think it will cause a bit of a stir!
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What I was impressed with was the level of communication about my delivery during what must have been a difficult time before Christmas. Some of the big brands could do well to look at how you handled the Weather issues!
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The bag is absolutely gorgeous and everyone that has seen it is green with envy.
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We purchased the Rivara bag for our daughter's 21st as she is training to be a Speech and Language Therapist. She was absolutely delighted with the look and the quality of the bag. First class product, delivery and customer service. We will definitely be back and recommend you. Many thanks.
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I had been looking for a multipurpose leather bag that would look good other than when i wear it to uni. I can tell it is really well made. Have already been complimented on several times and look forward to having it on my shoulder for many years to come. In addition help and support from Maxwell Scott personnel was of the highest standard.
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This is a lovely bag and will be ideal to carry by laptop and papers on my London office days.... Thank you...
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I absolutely love my new shoulder bag. It's the exact size I was looking for. Only thing that could make it even better is to have more compartments in the main section for cell phone, credit cards etc. otherwise, I'd recommend this bag to everyone of my friends!
5 I am in Love!
I just received my Rivara in black leather about a week ago. I am so in love with it, I ordered a matching wallet. The quality is obvious from the moment you open the box.
5 Classic, Simple, Excellent Quality
I love this bag. Superb craftsmanship.

The Rivara

Ladies Quality Leather Work Bag

25-Year Warranty
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60-Day Risk-Free Return
60-Day Risk-Free Return
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£510.00
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OUR GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE
Send Your Loved One An Unforgettable Gift
For an extra £5, add our signature gift wrapping to your purchase.
Luxurious Gift Packaging
We’ll elevate your gifting experience by hand-wrapping your item in premium quality Maxwell-Scott branded tissue paper.
Lovingly Presented
Larger items come in a luxury keepsake box with grosgrain ribbon, while our smaller leather goods come wrapped in elegant silver paper and ribbon.
Personalised Gift Card
Mark the occasion with a personalised message on a hand-written gift card. Simply enter your message below.
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GIFTING FAQS
Can I send my gift directly to the recipient’s address?

Yes - there are no receipts to remove as we are now paperless, ensuring your gifting experience remains special. If you’ve chosen our gift-wrapping service, we can also personalise the notecard for you. Please enter your personal message in the box on the product page when selecting gift wrap as an option and we will hand write your message with care.

N.B. Please note that if payment is made with an American Express Card, the delivery can only be made to the billing address for the card. This is required of us by American Express.

Can my loved one exchange their gift for another colour or style?

We’re sure they’ll love it, however just to offer you that peace of mind, we gladly accept exchanges and returns within 60 days of receipt of goods. This excludes personalised items that cannot be returned.

How soon can my order be delivered?

For UK orders, Next Working Day Delivery is free or Timed Next Working Day Delivery is available at a small cost. For US orders, Standard Delivery free or Express Delivery is available at a small cost. For AUS orders, there is only the option of Express Delivery, which is free. Kindly note that personalised gifts will take 24-48 hours longer to process and be delivered, even if the Next Working Day or Express Delivery is selected. Personalised orders will be sent on the selected delivery service once the personalisation has been applied to the product.

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How will my gift be presented?

We ensure that all of our products are carefully wrapped and attentively presented as standard, with our Maxwell-Scott monogrammed tissue paper and logo sticker. To add an extra special touch, we offer a gift wrapping service to professionally wrap your gifts. This additional service can be applied to your order for £5.00. Smaller goods will be showcased in a luxury presentation box wrapped in elegant silver paper, ribbon and a gift card. Larger goods will be showcased in a luxury presentation box, finished with ribbon and a gift card.

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PERSONALISE YOUR ORDER
Make It Uniquely Yours
Customise your item to make it a one-of-a-kind gift or a reflection of your personal style. Our leather experts will add these details by hand, within 24-48 hours of your purchase.
Heat-Pressed Embossing by Hand
Your item may be personalised with up to 6 characters for a fee of £15. For a longer personalisation, please contact our customer care team for a quote.
Please Note:
Due to their unique nature, bespoke items cannot be returned. We are, however, happy for you to purchase an item and return it to us to be embossed at a later date.
STEP 1: Choose your embossing colour
STEP 2: Enter your initials
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PERSONALISATION FAQS
Positioning

The placement of the lettering is unique to each product, our professional in-house embossing team uses their skill and experience to determine the very best placement according to the product. You’ll be able to find an example of the lettering positioning within the imagery on each product page.

Additionally, if you have any further questions regarding the positioning of the letters or how many letters will fit on a specific product please contact us via the Contact Us page.

Pricing

The price for embossing is a £15 flat fee for up to 6 characters. If you require specialised personalisation with more than 6 characters or complex positioning, we can arrange this as a bespoke option with additional costs incurred. Please contact us for a bespoke quote via email at [email protected] or call us on 0870 242 4684.

Please note that our Croco leather cannot be embossed due to the textured finish of the leather.

Ordering & Delivering

Due to the bespoke nature of our premium in-house embossing process, please allow an additional 48h for personalised items, particularly during busy periods. Where possible, we will endeavour to send out your items within the first 24 hours. Please note that unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on items that have been personalised as they have been uniquely crafted to meet your specifications. If you’re unsure, we’re more than happy for you to purchase an item and return it to us to be embossed, once you are pleased with your purchase. If you have any other inquiries or require further information, please call our Customer Care team on 0870 242 4684.

Corporate Inquiries

Whether you’re looking for branded rewards, incentives or a refined gift for an important client, a bespoke corporate leather gift is a generous choice. Liaising with our Italian factory, we provide a 1-to-1 service to ensure that you can create the ideal gift that’s tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of your business. We have the skills and expertise to provide unique corporate gifts, embossed with your company logo to create the right impression for your event. Further information is available by contacting our Corporate Sales Manager, Charlotte, with your proposition here: [email protected].

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Made In Italy.
NOW, ALWAYS, FOREVER.
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Delivery & Returns FAQ
  • We offer a 60-day returns policy
  • Free UK next working day delivery if you order before 2.30 pm
  • Click link/s for delivery, tax and duties information to Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia
  • Personalised items will take 24-48 hours to be processed prior to dispatch
Why Is Our Leather Unique?
About Maxwell-Scott

Becoming the most loved bag brand in the world.

The story of our family-run business began in 2002 with a love for quality, long-lasting products. Our founder, William Forshaw, built Maxwell-Scott on the core pillars of superior durability and impeccable craftsmanship. Since that very day, we’ve made it our mission to bridge the gap between refined leather accessories and lifetime wear.

Inspired by the timeless charm of Italian leather and the classic elegance of British design, we use only the finest full-grain, vegetable-tanned Vachetta leather to craft our products. Our method is simple: honour generations of leather craft and obsess over every last detail.

Our industry-leading 25-year warranty combined with excellent customer service has earned Maxwell-Scott a worldwide reputation for superior durability and authentic quality. With our commitment to excellence extending beyond our product, every leather keepsake is quality-checked, hand-wrapped and delivered with care. You’ll find our dedicated customer care team is on hand to help with any assistance you may need, no matter how big or small.

Attainable luxury, maintaining and exceeding the quality of materials and construction at a reasonable price.

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25-Year Warranty
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All Shoulder Bags
25–YEAR WARRANTY
A PROMISE OF TIMELESS QUALITY
Our 25 Year Warranty
We measure our warranty in decades, not years. Our bags are crafted to the highest standards using the finest Italian materials.
Exclusively Sourced Leathers
Less than 1.5% of Italian tanneries are certified by the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, that’s why only we can offer a 25-year warranty.
Bespoke In-House Restoration
We also offer an expert repair service at our atelier for any accidental damage, as we are truly committed to the longevity of our bags.
Tailored Support For You
You’ll always speak to a real person, not a chatbot or AI. Our experienced customer care team will pick up the phone and offer a personal service, for the lifetime of your bag.
An Investment for Life
We build heirlooms to last. After all, classic, sustainable fashion and timeless craftsmanship never goes out of style.

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60 – DAY
RISK FREE RETURNS
You’ll never fully appreciate the quality of a Maxwell-Scott product until you’ve held one in your hands.

We offer a full 60 day return period, so you can immerse yourself in the rich, Chestnut aroma of your unique, full-grain leather bag before deciding to keep it.

Our Return Process Is Simple
Fill out the form and send back your item, and we’ll process the return right away.

Please Note:
Due to their unique nature, personalised items cannot be returned.

Need Help?
Our experienced customer care team are happy to answer any questions or help with your return.

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OUR SIGNATURE LEATHER
Two decades have passed, and we are still committed to using our unique, unparalleled Vachetta leather that only one tannery possesses the precise formula to produce. Our prestigious leather is certified by the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, a certificate of quality awarded to less than 1.5% of Italian tanneries. By showcasing their trademark and quality assurance, we honour the heritage of skilled artisans.
Finest Full-Grain Vachetta Leather
Often imitated but never matched, our high-quality full-grain Vachetta leather is unrivalled due to three essential components:
1. HIDES - we source only European hides reared in perfect conditions, ensuring tough and durable leather with a quality finish.
2. TANNING PROCESS - we use a natural centuries-old technique of vegetable-tanning which is both organic and sustainable.
3. TANNERY - Our tannery is based in the heart of Tuscany, arguably the best region in the world. It has been awarded countless awards and delivers some of the 1.5% best leather in Italy. These factors combine to yield a premium, durable leather with exceptional visual appeal.
A Unique Patina
As time passes, a captivating patina will develop, subtly transforming its colour and aesthetic as it gracefully weathers the elements, a highly desirable characteristic of pure untreated leather, leaving a legacy of its journey. Unwanted marks and surface scratches can be effortlessly removed due to our slow process of drum-dying the leather all the way through, unlike faster methods of hand and surface dyeing. Our deep, earthy tanned leather is of unparalleled quality, allowing it to retain its natural strength, character, and properties without any alterations or corrections. In contrast, coated full-grain leather loses its appeal as it ages in as little as 12 months.
Sustainably Tanned With Chestnut Trees
We're committed to using a centuries-old technique that has remained unchanged for thousands of years. The process of vegetable tanning requires considerable time and patience, as our hides immerse themselves in drums for 60 days. We’ve always believed that the reward of sustainable, premium leather is worth the wait. With only 10-12% of the world's leather being vegetable-tanned due to quicker and cheaper methods of tanning becoming more prevalent, we are proud to honour the traditions and legacy of authentic leather craft passing the exceptional benefits onto our customers.
Guardians of a Rich Legacy
We honour an authentic approach to tanning leather, using Chestnut extracts to embrace a sustainable and organic method of dyeing, preserving a traditional practice that dates back thousands of years. The deep colour and natural scent of our signature leather are a testament to this ancient technique, enabling wearers to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.
Crafted To Last a Lifetime
The combination of these factors forms a dependable yet timeless work of art, which will accompany you for a lifetime. To demonstrate our confidence, we offer an industry-leading 25-year warranty.

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The Rivara
Large Leather Work Bag

Designed to cater to the modern businesswoman, the Rivara is a feminine everyday ladies fine leather work bag. This timeless large leather work bag can adapt to every situation with plenty of room for your essentials day after day. It features two large compartments, one zipped and one with magnetic closures, to accommodate lever arch files, books, A4 documents and your 15" laptop. There is also a zipped pocket and slip pocket within the pure cotton lining to separate out your essentials. Lastly, two durable leather shoulder straps ensure that the Rivara can be comfortably worn over the shoulder on the daily commute. Handmade in Italy from fine quality vegetable-tanned leather, this large luxury womens leather work bag is a versatile addition to your wardrobe, built to last many more years of daily use to come.

Why Is Our Leather Unique?
At Maxwell Scott, we believe that the key to exuding luxury is to create quality. We achieve the finest quality through our impeccably-sourced leathers...
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