5People admire the workmanship and quality of the briefcaseMr R Hughes, West Yorkshire, UK
I would just like to say that I recently purchased the above item, the delivery was exceptionally quick and the product is excellent. People admire the workmanship and quality of the briefcase and it provides an image of professionalism and does not look like a run of the mill briefcase. It is a quality item and when people ask where it is from and I have no hesitation in passing on the supplier’s details (namely yourselves!) Thank you very much.
5no_summaryH Newson, London, United Kingdom
This will certainly be an improvement from my last case. I am sure this will last 20 years too!
5no_summaryJ Steele, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
I would like to thank you for taking the time ensuring the briefcase ordered was delivered before Friday. I have now received it and am very pleased with my order.
5no_summaryF Toso, London, United Kingdom
I am very satisfied with my purchase. I will certainly use your service again. Your products are of great quality and your delivery service is very efficient. Thank you very much!
5no_summaryC Duval, Haverford, United States of America
I LOVE the briefcase. It is truly beautiful. I know my boyfriend will love it! Thanks.
5no_summaryM Vivian-Crowder, Surrey, United Kingdom
I am so pleased with my purchase of the 'Paolo' briefcase. The quality is even better than I expected and it looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing how it ages over the years. I would highly recommend Maxwell Scott for high quality and stylish leather goods. Additionally, their customer service is excellent.
5great present for my husbandJ Akers, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
I just wanted to say thank you for the briefcase I ordered on Thursday and received Friday morning. It was a present for my (difficult to please) husband and he was actually very pleased with it! Your service was exceptional and the briefcase itself is beautifully made and presented.
5no_summaryM Hjelholt, Copenhagen, Denmark
Excellent product. I received my leather briefcase last week and I am very pleased with it. I was actually stopped in the airport yesterday morning by a businessman asking where I'd bought this briefcase. I can only recommend this shop and hope to have this bag for many years.
5Pictures actually don't do the product justice!L Sebbage, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Pictures actually don't do the product justice!
5perfect presentL Mattinson, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Very delighted with the briefcase, a perfect present.
5no summaryA Hope, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
The product is great; the detail and quality is first class. I marked the speed of delivery as average, however to be honest you kept me informed and gave me the choice to select another product on a potentially shorter lead time. I'm glad I stayed with my original selection as it is a fantastic briefcase and laptop carrier.
5no summaryJ Gordon, Oxon, United Kingdom
My husband was delighted with his new briefcase, and I was delighted with the speed and efficiency with which it arrived. I would highly recommend your website.
5no summaryW Jones, Wrexham, United Kingdom
As a freelance designer and photographer, some of my clients don't always appreciate the designer garb of a Crumpler bag, jeans and t-shirt so I was looking for a more professional bag to take to meetings, galleries and the like. The Paolo fits the bill perfectly for me - plenty of room for my Mac laptop, iPad, notepad etc. It is beautifully made with a sturdy, strong handle and has quality stitching throughout, which is nice to see given that so many other so-called quality brands don't actually finish their products very well. I've had several bags over the last few years, some expensive and others not, and none of them have lasted very well because their stitching and the quality of the tanning is poor. Certainly not with the Paolo 3! The service from Maxwell Scott is BY FAR the best I've ever experienced with any online purchase I've made - despite me having to wait a month for my bag to be handmade, I was kept in the loop from day one. Cons: The shoulder strap is too 'feminine' and thin, and there's no way of adjusting its length. Adding feet on the bottom of the case would also be good to help protect the bottom of the bag over time. But those minor things aside I'm extremely happy with my purchase and would highly recommend this bag - and Maxwell Scott - to anyone.
5luxury and high quality leather briefcaseP Agisilaou, Norfolk, United Kingdom
I was looking for a luxury and high quality leather briefcase for a long time. After one of my friend's recommendations, I decided to search Maxwell Scott’s website. There is a great variety of briefcases and I was looking for a classic one. As an academic the briefcase is a must! I am pleased with my choice. I have received positive comments from colleagues and family members. I strongly recommend Maxwell Scott!
5no summaryA Hash, New York, NY, United States
This is a great bag. I was looking for something simple that would look good, hold my laptop, note book, and other things while not looking bulky and this bag has perfectly fulfilled that need, in fact, it exceeded my expectations. If you wear a suit or dress business casual this bag will look impressive and make you look that much more professional. The hardest part was selecting between the Tan and the Dark Chocolate color, I went with the Dark Chocolate and am glad I did but just keep in mind it looks almost black under some lights so make sure you want something very dark. I've gone through 1 bag every 1 or 2 years and am certain this bag will be used for much much longer, easily 6+ so the price is more than reasonable. The only negative I can think of is that I wish it had more card holder slots and maybe a internal zip pocket would be nice but not essential. Get this bag...
5no summaryI Jefferies, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
This briefcase appears to meet the requirements listed by the recipient, who will receive it next month as a birthday present.
I am hoping to be still around in 10 - 20 years time, when I shall ask him if he is satisfied!
5A safe and pleasant buying experience! J Glimour, North Somerset, United Kingdom
This was a replacement for the Battista, which was beautiful but just a bit too small. The Paolo arrived next day after having received good advice on the phone and I love it. They are very helpful on the phone and I will certainly buy from Maxwell Scott again.
5no summaryS Walters, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Amazing Bag. My husband is thrilled. Incredible service from your end, I couldn't fault you. Thank you.
5quality leather bag for workM Welland, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
I have been searching for a quality leather bag for work for a number of years now. I knew exactly what I wanted and struggled to find anything that ticked all of the boxes. Then I discovered this company and this bag and I have to say it was well worth the wait. The quality and construction of the bag is fantastic. The leather is of great quality, the stitching is robust, the fixings for the strap well made and give me the confidence that they won't fall apart after a matter of months. The handle is ergonomically designed and feels strong and comfortable. It has plenty of room for my work folders, small umbrella, keys, phones etc. as well as my daily gym kit and a packed lunch. I was looking for a bag to last me a lifetime and I think with this I may have found it. I was looking at a bag in M&S for around half this price, having picked that up again today I can see that would have been a waste of money. This is a great purchase and one that I expect to get many years from. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
5no summaryG Allen, Cornwall, United Kingdom
There are other briefcases that could probably compete in terms of practicality and durability but this item simply oozes class. If it is possible to have an everyday accessory that is a work of art, this is it. I cannot recommend it highly enough as an emblem of sophistication and understated good taste, not to mention that it is an extremely practical and workmanlike tool.
5Absolutely beautiful briefcase.J Curtis, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
I looked at many in shops prior to purchasing the Paolo3 as I was nervous at purchasing one online without having seen or felt the quality of the leather. I needn't of worried! The staff on the phone were extremely helpful, friendly and well informed. They even managed to get it delivered the next day despite me ordering late in the afternoon. The leather is gorgeous and I'm so glad I spent the extra as this case is in another league compared to the others I looked at. My boyfriend was thrilled - thank you, Maxwell Scott! I would 100 million percent recommend it!
5no summaryM Zhang, CA, United States
It's a super nice suitcase and I received compliments from nearly everybody who saw it. Don't hesitate. Go for it!
5Just AwesomeJ Vargas, NYC, United States
Better than expected. My briefcase is just beautiful, a piece of art. Delivery was lightning fast; it took just a couple of days--3 days to be exact--to get from the UK to NYC. I'm just delighted and amazed with such a fine product. It took me a couple of weeks to decide if this was the right briefcase for me, and I'm so glad that I made the right choice. I highly recommend The Paolo 3. Thank you MaxwellScott!
5This bag is a joy to own...S M, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
I've had my black Paolo3 for about a month now, and every time I carry it, or open it, it just makes me feel good! It's a quality object. Of course the stitching and the finish is first rate, of course the leather is excellent (from both outside and inside), but the thing that did surprise me were the tiny details of the design which are just spot on. For example, the shape and comfort of the handle being functional, solid but also feeling quite fine. Also the clasp which is strong and compact and closes with a satisfying click, but also has attractive grooving behind. The inside zipper pockets are subtle, and handy for occasional use, and there are just the right number of internal fittings to be helpful without becoming bulky. For those looking to buy - for what it's worth I'm glad I chose the Paolo3, not the 2. I was worried that it might be too large. It's not. Packing papers, laptop and other accoutrements, for me needs all three pockets. The embossed initials ended up being slightly larger than I was expecting (my three initials ended up perhaps 1cm high, 2.5cm across), so I was pleased to have gone for the "blind" option, so it's not too garish. But overall this is a high quality, functional but beautiful case, which my son already has his eye on for when I stop using it in 20 years time!
5 Beautiful briefcase to last a lifetimeC McKinlay , West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I bought this briefcase for my husband a while ago and he absolutely loves it. I actually went to the offices of the company and they could not have been more helpful. I was shown a couple of briefcases in different colours and chose this one in tan, which is a stunning colour. It is a beautifully made item and my husband was thrilled. It is very spacious and holds everything he needs including his tablet and files. Hopefully it will last for years.
5It has been excellent for three years; It will be excellent for a lifetime.H Milligan, United Kingdom
A graduation gift which has served me tremendously over the last three years. If there is a better briefcase out there, I have never seen it. Given how reliable and stylish this one is, I won't be looking for it.
5Perfect Graduation Gift!S Mitchell-Wallace, UK
Order just arrived and it is absolutely beautiful Am so very pleased to be able to give such a special gift to our son as he receives his doctorate degree. The craftmanship and design are splendid. Thank you for excellent service and prompt delivery.
5Excellent Service, Great BriefcaseD Wilson, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Excellent communication with Charlotte throughout the entire process. Fast delivery with no problems. The briefcase is exactly as expected and looks great.
5Special Message for Special OccasionMiranda C from New York
I ordered a briefcase for my husband the service was Amazing. I received it on time beautiful engraved and packed very well. They also added the message to say Happy 25th wedding Anniversary.
I will definitely be ordering again and passing on to family and friends how great the quality and service is.
5Beautiful product, incredible serviceM Sculthorpe, Bristol, United Kingdom
If you want to make a statement then this is a great piece to do it with. The craftsmanship is outstanding, and the service provided from start to finish was brilliant. I’m already looking at other products in the range!
5QualityA Morgan, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Had the original of this bag for 7 years, still in great shape.
5I cannot recommend Maxwell Scott highly enough.P Wilkinson, West Midlands, United Kingdom
An outstanding service, an outstanding product and an outstanding smell! I cannot recommend Maxwell Scott highly enough.
5I just love the briefcaseS Ahmed, Sindh, Pakistan
I ordered from Pakistan and was happy to see the item shipped so soon. Having opened the package I was delighted to see the case. The colour was exactly what I was looking for, perfect tan, the finish is superb, the design is simply chic. Definitely worth the price even after paying custom duty at my end. I just love the briefcase. Thank you.
5Excellent customer service.R Chung, London, United Kingdom
Excellent customer service. Rang back on Monday following a missed call during the weekend! Very knowledgeable and patient!
5Exactly what I was looking for.W Jardine-Brown, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Exactly what I was looking for. A replacement for a briefcase my husband bought 40 years ago and has used all the time. Thank you very much.
5no summaryS Hafali, California, United States of America
The quality of the bag is superb and exceeded my expectations.
5It's a survivorW Mitchell, Reading, United Kingdom
Yesterday, I reversed accidentally over my case with my car...I will not be placing a new order as it survived! The colour looks amazing after wear!
5no_summaryM Akhtar, Bradford, United Kingdom
I am particulalry pleased with bag, so thank you very much!
5no_summaryK Curran, Cairo, Egypt
Fantastic service; fantastic product! I will certainly use Maxwell Scott again.
5Fantastic Product, beautiful leather and qualityC Kaiser, United Kingdom
Fantastic Product, beautiful leather and quality, I couldn’t be more pleased! The service from Maxwell Scott was excellent from the personalised lettering to my having to change delivery arrangement . I thoroughly recommend the product and company.
5Beautifully madeD Wuzart, United Kingdom
I was looking for a briefcase-style bag for work, one that would stand up to daily use, hold my essentials and look professional when meeting clients. Having three sections the Paolo 3 fits the bill perfectly - one of the sections is made to fit a notepad folio, another fits my 15" MacBook and another fits my iPad with still plenty of room for all the other usuals such as wallet, keys, pen, business cards etc. And to top it off the mobile phone section fits a magic mouse perfectly :)
First impressions are it is made beautifully. Like, really top-notch. The handle is strong and sturdy, the claspy hingey things that fix the handle and shoulder strap to the bag are solid, the zips aren't cheap ones and the locking clasp at the front is very smooth in use. The stitching and attention to detail are what I would expect for a product of this calibre, and then some. The finish of the leather (I opted for the Dark Chocolate colour) wasn't what I was expecting as it is very 'polished' i.e. not as 'matt' as the images suggest, but I know this will develop over time as it gets more use and eventually I hope it looks less 'new' and ages well. The quality of the leather itself is top drawer and the craftsmanship that has gone into it is second-to-none. I've had several man-bags over the last few years, some expensive ish ones and others not, and none of them have lasted very well because the stitching is poor quality. Certainly doesn't appear to be the case with this!
Finally, the service from Maxwell Scott is BY FAR the best I've experienced with any online purchase I've made. I ordered my bag direct from the Maxwell Scott website (there was an offer on there that was too good to refuse) and was kept in the loop from day one when to expect delivery of my order as the bag had to be hand-made in Florence with a lead time of around 4 weeks.
My only negative is the shoulder strap is a bit 'girly' and thin, which is a definite no-go for a manbag of any kind ;) There are also no 'adjusters' to alter its length, rendering it a bit useless.
5A luxurious hand crafted product.S A Madej, Chicago, IL
The briefcase is made from 100% Italian full-grain leather. The quality and the craftsmanship is exquisite. The leather finish is high quality while not being as stiff as a "Saddleback" product. The thread and hardware are well made and don't have that cheap made in china look and function. If you choose to buy, be aware of the color. What you see here is not exactly the color you receive. I ordered the TAN color and got a brown case. It is a beautiful color, though, but it is not TAN as you might think. It is like a chestnut brown without the reddish hue found in other briefcases. The chocolate is not chocolate it is a cordovan burgundy color - so beware if you don't want those colors.
Inside light suede dividers with a three gusset compartment. A small pocket for a phone, my droid fits in there, two pen holders and a place for your business cards. In the rear gusset of the case are two slip pockets for placing papers receipts etc. Under the flap is a nice zippered pocket and the same with the exterior back of the bag is an outside zipper pocket.
All in all I highly recommend this product. If you are a coinsurer of leather and traditional styling then this briefcase is for you. You won't be disappointed. The only con I would complain about is the strap. It is not adjustable and is about .75 inches wide with a small leather piece for your shoulder. For my height, it is fine (5'11") and I have to say the strap is very comfortable even under a full load. However, very minor compared to this bag overall.
By the way. This ships from the UK and FedEx will notify you about customs and you will need to fill out a short form (took me 1 minute and no duty is owed) and fax it back to an agent at FedEx. I paid $8.95 USD for express shipping and received it in two days. Great company!!
5Excellent bagS Madden, NSW, Australia
I did a lot of research before ultimately going with the Maxwell Scott briefcase. To say the least, I'm not disappointed. It's a VERY high quality product and is absolutely in the same league as other bags I looked at that cost 3 and 4 times this one. The only tiny issue may be your laptop that is larger in size. My Mac fits easily in the compartment, but my Dell (it's a big Latitude) barely fits. But, it does fit and I have carried it in there on several occasions. The briefcase looks even better in person, so don't be afraid to buy it before handling it. I hope this helps as I found very little owner feedback on briefcases before I finally went with this one.
5It is more beautiful in person.K Patnip, United States
Beautiful craftsmanship and design. Dramatic and elegant.
A handsome luxury briefcase in a classic design, the Paolo3 is ideal in every business scenario and is guaranteed to stand the test of time. At Maxwell Scott Bags, quality and attention to detail are central to everything we do. The Paolo3 is hand crafted from fine Italian leather, stitched to perfection and fitted with only the best zippers and locks. With three main sections large enough to carry A4 files and folders and even a laptop, you will soon come to think of your new business bag as indispensable. Our sumptuous vegetable-tanned leather is robust and hard-wearing: it will improve in appearance over time, gaining its own individual character and leaving you with a one-of-a-kind, quality item. A smart workplace accessory, this classic leather executive briefcase also makes the perfect gift for a graduate or for someone starting a new job and can be personalized with our embossing service.
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...
Our leathers are exclusively full-grain. A term used in the leather industry to define the strongest top layer of the hide, we craft with full grain leather to ensure that our bags and accessories offer the highest durability possible.
Our leathers are sourced from premium, handpicked tanneries in Western Europe, most predominantly from Tuscany, Italy - the epicentre of the leather industry. Maxwell Scott's founder, William, has spent years seeking out the finest leathers in the world from niche and exclusive tanneries to guarantee the highest quality.
We honour the traditional technique of vegetable-tanning to dye our leathers. The industry's most sustainable tanning method, natural tannin extracts are rubbed into the grain of the leather to produce a rich and authentic finish.
We believe in creating leather heirlooms with character. We therefore do not coat our leathers with any synthetic substances. They are stripped bare and exposed to life's elements to develop a unique and desirable patina on the surface of the leather over time.
Due to the first-class quality of our leathers, we offer a 25-year warranty on all our bags and accessories.