SCOUT in the Green Room at the Oscars!


Jade Alex of Relativity Media! Jade was snapped here in the green room of the 2013 Academy Awards after she walked with SCOUT’s Weekender in Indigo Go down the red carpet. You look FAB, Jade! thanks for the support!

SCOUT at the oscars

Holiday Wednesdays, Staff Picks: Katelyn Is Psyched to Buy the Grand Plan in VaniLLa Bean Gold

Every Wednesday between now and December 19th we’ll be asking our staff members to choose 1 gift item from our 2012 Gift Collection and then they’ll tell us how they plan to gift it this holiday season…

We shot Katelyn, our owner Ben’s executive assistant while she was helping him prepare for a trip to check in on pre-production of SCOUT’s spring/summer 2013 collection (!!!). Katelyn’s excited to gift the Grand Plan in VaniLLa Bean with Gold Trim.

This gift would be perfect for…

“For the gal that wants to add a little sparkle to her everyday. The classic canvas bag is dressed up with gold glitter and quilted liner to make you feel special each time you carry the bag. This bag is perfect for throwing everything you need to take to work or would be a nice addition to your travel ensemble. A great roomy bag with easy to carry handles. The glitz and glam will make you feel like a million bucks even on those dreary days. Also the picture below made me think of the bag… just wanted to share!”

Funny, glitter’s our favorite color, too this holiday season! 

PRESS NEWS: Ellen DeGeneres Receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in DC

For people who have watched one of the funniest women on television for years now, it came as no surprise that comedian Ellen DeGeneres was picked to receive the 2012 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the event for which was held at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC (our hood!) this past Monday. SCOUT was privileged and honored to donate gift bags for the event, our Cool Clutches in Camo Tow… we like to think it was for our irreverent spin on the camouflage name, and it was no doubt a chic choice for the guests honoring Ellen that evening. CONGRATS to one of the pioneers for females in comedy, and here’s to all the funny attendees who helped make this a standout DC event:

John Krasinski; Jane Lynch; Sean Hayes; Kristin Chenoweth; Jimmy Kimmel; Jason Mraz.

Below are photos and a shot of USA Today‘s coverage that followed the event. Click the shots below for more info and photos! and don’t forget you can watch the event this Tuesday, 10/30 on PBS!

Press News: SCOUT Gift Bags at NOVA Fashion Week

We recently had the pleasure of acting as a bag sponsor for NOVA Fashion Week. Click into the photos and links here to learn more about NOVA Fashion Week as well as the wonderful charity it’s tied to, Blessed Haven.


The Citizens Association of Georgetown, 2012 Gala


Join us on Friday evening, October 26, from seven until eleven o’clock, for an evening of “Putting on the Glitz”, at the Embassy of the Russian Federation.  Russian Ambassador and Mrs. Sergey Kislyak  open their doors once again to support the Citizens Association of Georgetown, as hosts of the annual Georgetown Gala, offering up an evening of Russian caviar and vodka, dining and dancing, and community celebration.

Gala co-chairs Nancy Taylor and Alan Bubes, Michele and Jack Evans, and Patrice and Herb Miller have planned a spectacular evening complete with gaming tables, live music by Big Ray and the Kool Kats, strolling entertainers and a live auction.


Gowns, from left to right: Monique LhullierTadashi ShojiNaeem Khan.

Shoes and accessories, from left to right: Oscar de la RentaManolo BlahnikChristian LouboutinButler & Wilson Crown and Hair Comb.


Gowns, from left to right: Notte by MarchesaCarolina HerreraNarciso Rodriquez.

Shoes and accessories, from left to right: Miu MiuSermonetta GlovesTabitha SimmonsRebecca Minkoff.

Meet SCOUT’s Newest Employee

The newest addition to the SCOUT by Bungalow team is Katelyn, a North Carolina girl whose chief passion is jewelry-making – in particular, reinterpreting antique jewelry. Below is a mere selection of the pieces Katelyn has designed, so click here to see more work from this multitalented chick!

EVOKE Hosts Event Planners at Sprinkles Cupcakes: SCOUT Bags Carry the Tricks of the Trade


Yo Deb readers and SCOUT fans, we recently had the pleasure of including our Fall 2012 Shopper totes at an event hosted by – who else? – event planners! Some of the most talented and stylish women in the DC/MD/VA area came to support one another and share their ‘tricks of the trade’. We didn’t know, for example, that cheese cloth had such a useful purpose on the day of one’s wedding, but after jumping into conversations from one planner to the next, we learned a lot about what goes into prepping for an event and maintaining calm and organization for your client the day of. Congrats to EVOKE for hosting such a fun group of women, and thanks for letting SCOUT be a part of the afternoon at Sprinkles Cupcakes!

All photos courtesy of Abby Jiu Photography. Click here for more of her fantastic shots!