Investing in a durable business bag that suits your professional lifestyle is essential for the modern woman. Our collection of beautifully crafted Italian leather ladies’ briefcase bags are designed to last your entire career, and are bound to make an impression in the boardroom.
The briefcase tote is a more feminine twist on the classic leather briefcase. With its sleek silhouette, this style of business bag is the epitome of smart workwear for the modern businesswoman, making it an apt choice for more formal working environments. Worn with traditional tailoring, a leather briefcase tote adds effortless sophistication to days in the office and will instantly elevate any outfit. The Enrica style of women’s briefcase is particularly suited to carrying a 15″ laptop and A4 files, as well as your other essentials - the perfect style for you if you require both practicality and elegance.
The work handbag is a suitable design for the more contemporary office that encourages a smart/casual dresscode. The Fabia, for example, is a highly versatile option as it suits both formal attire and dress-down Fridays. With the potential to adapt to any environment, this quality women’s work handbag is also a fine investment for a lifelong career, wherever that may take you. The Fabia may be a more casual option than our briefcase tote Enrica, but nevertheless maintains an classic, sophisticated style, due to its luxurious quality and finish, which will always be admired within the workplace.
If you work in a casual environment, the shopper tote bag is a laid-back, luxurious alternative to the classic women’s briefcase. Our Varallo suede shopper tote, for instance, maintains a smart look due to the supple, rich suede, but also benefits from a relaxed silhouette. This style is appropriate if you favour a wide-leg trouser and fine knit cashmere combination for work, rather than traditional suiting. The versatile shopper tote is also easily styled for social events, so is bound to be a valuable investment for the modern woman who requires a premium quality, transitional accessory to carry her from impromptu coffee catch-ups with friends to last minute meetings.
Make sure you consider the capacity of your chosen bag and how this aligns with your professional needs. For the woman that needs to carry a little more, a large work tote that can easily accommodate your everyday essentials, such as the Cento, is key. If you’re concerned about space, do be tempted to size up when choosing your leather business bag - our beautiful full grain leather is expertly crafted to last a lifetime, but overfilling your leather briefcase or business bag can easily spoil it, no matter how durable the leather may be.
For the modern woman, laptop suitability can be a key factor when selecting a business bag to invest in. Each of our women’s briefcases is accompanied by a detailed description, which includes information on the size of laptop
comfortably fit into the bag – for the Cento, for example, it is a 15″ laptop – and specifies if it has a padded section. If you carry a laptop or tablet with you regularly, thinking ahead about the day-to-day protection of your tech is a must.
Alternatively, if you only need to transport the necessities to and from the office, a smaller briefcase will work perfectly for office life. The Lorenzo, in particular, is a premium Italian leather slim briefcase with plenty of space for all of your everyday essentials. It features an organisational panel to ensure that accessories such as your pens, business cards and phone are properly sorted, but saves on bulk with its one main interior compartment. Its sleek silhouette and finish means that it will adapt well to any work environment, too.
Leather is the traditional choice for most briefcases due to its innate durability and attractive aesthetic. The finest quality leather only improves with use, aging year upon year to create a truly beautiful patina, unique to the journey of each leather bag. We only source the very best full grain Italian leather, which is then handcrafted by our skilled artisans in the heart of Italy. Each briefcase is made to exacting standards – creating elegant investment pieces that you can rely on for the duration of your career. For our women’s collection we offer 4 luxurious leather options in timeless shades:
Our signature leather is the most timeless choice with an attractive sheen to the leather, which only improves over time.
Finished with a timeless yet fashion-forward texture for the modern woman, our Classico leather is heat-embossed to create a stunning faux crocodile print.
Our most subtle leather texture is our pebbled leather, characterised by its smart caviar pattern. This leather also ages beautifully, guaranteeing a sleek aesthetic for years and years of use.
Our most relaxed choice is our premium suede, which adds a supple, soft texture to our most casual designs. Perfect for a touch of laid-back luxury.
At Maxwell-Scott, our signature leather is available in four stunning hues for you to choose from, each with its own individual elegance:
Our chestnut tan leather is ideal for those searching for a versatile shade that suits both traditional and more casual attire.
For slightly more formal workplaces, this beautifully rich tone transitions well between sleek tailoring and a smart/casual dress code.
A preferred choice for the most prestigious working environments, our night black leather is perfect for the high-flying businesswoman.
This sophisticated taupe shade will blend seamlessly into your work wardrobe if you find yourself reaching often for beige and camel hues.
Our navy leather is a softer approach to classic smart dressing than black – ideal for more contemporary careers and environments.
doctors bag is an iconic design that doesn’t compromise on functionality. The Donnini Small embodies this classic style with its structured exterior and spacious interior. It can easily hold all of your daily medical essentials, with the added aesthetic bonus of its luxurious finish and premium hardware. The larger version even boasts a zipped base for a compartment that is ideal for carrying your stethoscope. As a result, the Donnini leather doctor bag is a practical companion for the refined medical professional.
If your job is more focused around your laptop as a graphic designer, then the Sorrento slim ladies laptop bag is a smart investment. It features a large pocket for a 14″ laptop and a zipped pocket to separate out your other essentials. The Sorrento can even hold A4 files, so it’s perfect for protecting your hardcopy design work on the move. Finished with sturdy carry handles and a detachable shoulder strap for added ease, this quality slim laptop case boasts a sleek minimalist design that will remain stylish for seasons to come.
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