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Leather Handbags

If you are seeking to truly spoil her, our ladies Italian leather handbags and fine quality crossbodies are bound to delight. Made in Italy from the very finest full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, these traditional handbags offer premium craftsmanship.
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  1. The Nola Small
    The Nola Small
    Small Suede Crossbody Saddle Handbag
    £248.00
  2. The Nola Medium
    The Nola Medium
    Large Suede Crossbody Saddle Handbag
    £374.00
  3. The Varallo
    The Varallo
    Large Suede Shopper Bag
    £427.00
  4. pebbled leather womens large business tote
    The Cento
    Italian Leather Large Business Tote
    £644.00
  5. large mock croc leather quality bussiness tote
    The Cento Croco
    Womens Large Work Tote
    £623.00
  6. The Sorrento
    The Sorrento
    Slim Ladies 14" Laptop Bag
    £567.00
  7. The Sorrento Croco
    The Sorrento Croco
    Women's Croc Leather 14" Laptop Case
    £546.00
  8. The Paluzza
    The Paluzza
    Small City Tote Bag
    £481.00
  9. The Paluzza Croco
    The Paluzza Croco
    Small Tote Bag
    £437.00
  10. premium pebbled leather ladies briefcase tote
    The Enrica
    Ladies Leather Briefcase Tote
    £675.00
  11. small leather chain strap bag
    The Perano
    Small Leather Handbag With Chain Strap
    £443.00
  12. bridle leather handbag with metal chain
    The Atessa
    Women’s Large Chain Handbag
    £474.00
  13. black croco leather tote bag
    The Rosa Croco
    Womens Leather Handbag
    £443.00
  14. quality italian leather handbag
    The Rosa
    Leather Womens Handbag
    £391.00
  15. best leather saddle handbag
    The MedollaM
    Medium Leather Saddle Handbag
    £340.00
  16. quality leather small shoulder bag
    The Lucca
    Small Leather Shoulder Bag
    £263.00
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How To Choose The Perfect Ladies' Leather Handbag For You

At Maxwell-Scott, we take pride in expertly crafting only the most beautiful and durable Italian leather handbags, designed to last you a lifetime of use. From stylish leather shopper bags to chic and small handbags for ladies, there’s plenty of refined styles to choose from. Read on to discover how to invest in the perfect ladies’ leather handbag for you.

1. Decide On The Style

Firstly, it is important to consider the style that will suit your lifestyle the most. From a compact crossbody to a large business tote bag, the very best women’s handbags must meet the day to day requirements of the wearer, as well as the occasion. Style is key for ladies’ handbags, as is functionality; the perfect leather handbag should be sleek and deceptively spacious, with plenty of room for organising all your essentials.

The Crossbody

If all you need on a daily basis is your phone, card holder and favourite lipstick (or perfume), then a crossbody style may be the perfect investment for you. Our gorgeous Italian leather crossbody bags for women offer plenty of space for your essentials, without adding unnecessary bulk to your day to day routine. Plus, as a busy individual, it can be particularly useful to be hands-free while on the go - whether that’s to impromptu cafe meet-ups, or a sophisticated post work dinner.

Nevertheless, there are some differences with this style that means that it can be tailored to your own personal look. The Lucca, for example, is a truly elegant and compact classic ladies’ crossbody bag; finished with an innovative magnetized flap, the Lucca opens to two cotton-lined sections with a slip pocket and zipped pocket. As well as its functional interior, the sleek exterior of this smart little crossbody also makes it an impeccable choice for the modern woman, who requires a go-to stylish Italian leather handbag to elevate any look.

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For the lady who prefers a more relaxed aesthetic, we would recommend our buttery soft suede Nola crossbody, which is available in two sizes: the Nola Small and the Nola Medium. This soft-touch, super spacious ladies’ crossbody bag remains as chic as our sleek, compact Lucca, but its remarkable suede finish and luxurious leather colours lend themselves particularly well to both smart and casual attire, too; finished in tan, black or taupe suede, this crossbody is the perfect transitional piece. Not only this, but you can be assured that the Nola’s classic saddle bag shape is a timeless silhouette that will never go out of fashion, making it a fine investment handbag for any woman.

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The Shopper Tote

If you prefer your handbag to have a higher capacity for all of your important documents, devices and business essentials, then the shopper tote will be a match made in heaven for you and your lifestyle. The shopper tote is a favourite style amongst all women’s handbags due to its versatility: it’s ideal for transporting a laptop on your daily commute during the week, or for a day trip out at the weekend, worn simply slipped over the shoulder.

Our Rivara tote bag is favoured for its flexibility to suit every occasion. It features two large compartments: one of which is zipped, the other with a magnetic closure. Cleverly crafted inside the durable 100% cotton lining, you’ll find a small internal zipped pocket which is the ideal place for easy access to your keys. Finished with two medium-length shoulder straps, each with a shoulder strap drop of 36cm, the Rivara embodies true functionality married with effortless style.

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The Classic Handbag

For those who treasure a more traditional design, the classic handbag is a fine choice. A timeless piece that will pair as well with your wardrobe now, as it will in a decade’s time, the classic handbag boasts a truly refined aesthetic that’s been proven year upon year to stand the test of time.

The Rosa epitomises the unmistakable beauty of the classic, traditionally crafted Italian leather handbag for her. With its sleek curved design, it is as practical as it is stylish, with two sturdy carry handles and a floor-to-floor zip for easy access. Inside, the Rosa benefits from a single, cotton-lined compartment with a slip and zipped pocket to separate out your essentials. This is a true classic, though the Rosa is also available in our faux crocodile leather, if you’re tempted to turn heads with a contemporary, fashion-forward take on the classic leather handbag.

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The Business Bag

A handbag that you treasure for many years to come must work for all aspects of your life, including business. Similarly, though, it is important that your ladies’ business bag of choice remains feminine. This way, your leather handbag will function as a versatile foundation piece that exudes finesse and unparalleled beauty forever, complementing each and every piece in your wardrobe - no matter what you choose to wear.

The Fiorella business bag, for instance, has an elegant exterior and two straps which mean that it can be worn by your side or over the shoulder. The floor-to-floor zip opens to reveal a cotton lined interior that can accommodate A4 files and folders as well as a quilted pocket for 15″ laptop and slots for business cards, pens and phone. It’s these thoughtful details that ensure that the gorgeous Fiorella will always work for you, whatever the occasion.

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2. Select The Right Leather

You can be assured that both of our signature Italian leather options are of the highest quality, so the only challenge comes with deciding between the two. This will depend on your personal taste and if you favour a patina.

Classico

This is our signature full grain, vegetable-tanned leather. Full grain refers to the layer of the cowhide where the grain pattern is closest – that is to say the layer farthest away from the flesh. This ensures both durability as well as celebrating the natural beauty of the leather. To emphasize the grain, the leather is then vegetable-tanned. Extracts from the likes of the chestnut and mimosa tree are imbued into the leather to add a rich, warm finish.

As the leather is not chemically sealed, it will then develop a patina over time. Patina is the highly desirable sheen that develops with use: it means that your handbag will become completely unique to you, as it ages.

Croco

If you prefer a slightly slower patina process, then a textured leather such as our mock croc leather is ideal. Our Classico leather is heat-embossed to reveal this timeless print, which is guaranteed to add a touch of flair and personality to any outfit or occasion.


3. Choose A Colour That Complements

Finally, it is important to choose a leather colour that will suit your wardrobe. Whether you prefer a tonal look or often opt for a pop of colour, the tone of your perfect leather handbag is tasked with reflecting your individual style. Our full grain leather is naturally dyed to produce our six handbag colourways. These are:

Chestnut Tan

A modern option if your personal aesthetic is more relaxed. Our chestnut tan shade suits both autumnal and summer dressing, which means that you will always treasure your handbag, no matter the season.

Dark Chocolate Brown

Our signature dark chocolate brown leather is more traditional than the chestnut tan, but maintains a distinct richness that complements smart and more casual attire.

Night Black

A true classic, a sleek black leather handbag is an essential within any woman’s wardrobe.

Wine

A softer tone than our night black shade, our deep wine leather transitions throughout the seasons, pairing with black and navy hues in the autumn to pink and white in the summer.


Taupe

If you prefer a neutral colour palette, then our soft taupe shade blends beautifully with creams, beige and stone tones.


Petrol

For the colour pop lover - our petrol leather is the refined way to make a statement with your Italian leather handbag.

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