Anne’s Family Bag


Meet Anne.

She’s newly married to a darling man named Dave. She’s busy as ever, balancing her work and new family. She has to stay organized and she uses SCOUT to help her do so! Below, to kickoff our three part series “In Search of the Perfect Family Bag,” she discusses some of the reasons SCOUT works for her life.

DSC_3490Anne is carrying the SCOUT Bacall cross body bag in Diamond Marine.  Available in November.

“Brunch is a big weekend activity in D.C. When I saw this SCOUT bag I was so surprised. I thought ‘I’ve never seen SCOUT like this before!’ It is great for going out and about in the city.”family bag bj bagBag of choice: The Ben Johns Bag (pictured left in Chili Prepster)

Why she loves it: “I use this SCOUT bag for a little bit of everything. From a gym bag to a weekend bag it is perfect because it folds flat and I love the pop of color!”

DSC_3689“I actually received this bag as a gift with my monogram with my new married name. It was a really sentimental touch to a gift that I use everyday.”

4 boyspictured: SCOUT 4 Boys in Bulldog Blue

“I’m always going back and forth between D.C. and Richmond, where my family lives. The 4 Boys is a great bag because I can throw anything in it. It is so easy to take things in and out of the house with just one bag.”

Why the 4 Boys bag is great for us: “We live in a small apartment and I love the 4 Boys because when it’s not in use it double as a storage piece.”


Join us next week as we take a look at how Mary Jo keeps her family of six in check with her perfect family bag!

Enjoy your weekend!

Go Bo 2015: #swagbag

#swagbagFor this years Go Bo festivities one of our classic bags – the Bagette – has been reserved as the official swag bag for all of the attendees to grab on their way out. The Bagette is amazing. It folds up incredibly thin and can be stowed easily in the tiniest crevice and then when you need it – it’s toting your Thanksgiving turkey and all of the fixin’s. It is incredibly durable and yet still unbelievably lightweight. Have we mentioned before our love for the Bagette?

Black & White is a high impact duo…never better than in this classic with a twist PLAID!  Lets load the Bachelor Plaid Bagette with B & W goodies that will energize your fall!

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Portable Boot Camp…everything you need for the best outdoor workout

SCOUT Bagette in Bachelor Plaid

bootcamp essentials

SKLZ TRAINERmat Sport Performance | SKLZ Weighted Jump Rope SetSKLZ Light Pro Resistance Band | Fitness Gear 5lb Rubber Hex Dumbbell

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New Balance Minimus 20v4 Trainer Nike PRO 5″ Training Shorts

Nike-Pro-Hyperwarm-Fitted-Crew-30-Womens-Shirt-620429_010_A_PREM tennis hat

Nike PRO Warm Crew 3.0POLO U.S. Open NYC Stretch Cap

Spicy Red punctuated with white is a dynamic combination for Fall…grab your favorite tailgate accessories and head to the game!bagette chili prepster

SCOUT Bagette in Chili Prepster the tailgate bag

Fishs Eddy Jumbo Black Speckle Enamel MugOrvis Red Plaid Jar with Lid Orvis Heritage Plaid Vacuum Bottle | Amy Sedaris Red Gingham Storage Bowl Hard Times Chili – Terlingua Red Spice Mix

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Woolrich Hudson’s Bay Scarlet Wool Blanket | Woolrich Wool Team Color Blanket

its cold outside zara hat keep calm alpaca gloves

Zara Text Print HatKnuckle Tattoo Gloves

hand warmers

Heat Pax Winter Hand Warmers

Navy and white twin in a clever greek key pattern with timeless appeal for a bagette with endless uses!  Family travels require toting necessities and novelties along the way…here is a survival kit for all ages:

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“I’m bored!” “Are we there yet!?” “I’m hungry!” If you’re tired of these complaints, this is the bag for you! Be prepared! Combat boredom + hunger!

SCOUT Bagette in Glory Maze

anchor notebookAnchor Drawing Book

the family bag

Poppin Assorted Crayons, Set of 10 | Hoyle Super Jumbo Playing Cards Pirate’s Booty, Aged White Cheddar PopcornCrunch Time by Peanut Butter & Co. | Smooth Operator by Peanut Butter & Co. Honest Organic Super Fruit Punch UTZ’s Old Fashioned Pretzel Rods | Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit

We love the idea of the perfect family bag. Join us tomorrow as we begin our look at how some of our real customers use their bags for their family!!

Go Bo 2015: Wild Wild West

gobo new year new themeGo Bo is officially upon us. This years theme: Wild Wild West. The invitation pictured above is designed in house by Deb. Each year’s invitation is another piece of artwork done in Deb’s signature style. She always sets the stage by included outfit inspiration for all of the attendees.Go-Bo-Email-Image

This year is particularly unique for the Wild Wild West theme because western wear is trending heavily in fashion right now. So how about splurging on a piece for your costume that you can wear all season long?

Western Fashion for Fall 2015

Fringed suede, distressed denim& chambray, bandana accessories, western boots and cowboy hats, waistcoat and long vests,native american blanket ponchos,western shirts,native american beading, western belts….all add up to a modern Urban Cowgirl look for fall!


Let’s just get this out of the way: NO self-respecting cowboy or girl leaves the house without the right hat and belt combo.

Saint Laurent Leather Belt | Forever21 Embossed Band Wool Fedora


Fringe, anyone? It’s time to embrace the trend; how are you working this into your wardrobe? We hope with this amazing jacket by Free People!

Free People Fringe Suede Jacket


Current/Elliott On The Fringe Trucker Suede Jacket | Saint Laurent Western Denim Shirt


Burberry Prorsum Fringed Suede Bucket BagFree People Willow Fringe Hobo | Zara Fringed Messenger Style Bucket

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Lauren Jeans Co. Western Denim Vest | POLO Ralph Lauren Fringed Suede Jacket


8PM Fringe Poncho Cape


H&M Denim Skirt Tamara Mellon Fringed Nubuck ShortsZara Fringed Mini Skirt


And the #fringefetish continues!

P.A.R.O.S.H. ‘Mindy’ Fringed Skirt


Zara High Heel Leather Ankle Boot with Fringes | Cinzia Araia Fringe Ankle Boots | Saint Laurent New Western Fringed Suede Ankle BootsSaint Laurent Babies Fringed Suede Boots


Free People FP Vintage Bandanas

We Have This Thing With Floors (Part Two)

To continue with our theme of fabulous shoes and their fabulous flooring counterparts we’re highlighting one of our favorite patterns from the line, Whitney Blueston, which comes in a beautiful and brilliant shade of lapis.

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Mat in Whitney Blueston

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Gucci Metallic Leather high-top Sneakers | Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars

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Saint Laurent ‘Tribute’ Sandals | Nicholas Kirkwood Wedge Booties

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Runner in Whitney Blueston


Gianvito Rossi Natalie Suede and PVC Sandals

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Repetto Cinderella Flats Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Crystal-Buckle Satin Flat

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Kenzo Logo Espadrilles | Prada Leather Espadrilles

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Dolce & Gabbana Mink Fur and Python Platforms | Dolce & Gabbana Tile Print Sneakers

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Area Rug in Whitney Blueston

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Charlotte Olympia White Marble Pumps | Charlotte Olympia White Marble Kitty Flats

We couldn’t resist this collection by Charlotte Olympia, designed to look like marble flooring. #amazing

Enjoy your weekend! Watch out for us next week as we get into dorm style!

Week of Monograms

Gift giving can be hard but we’re here to help! Personalized gifts speak to the heart and can be
given to your closest friends and family. We’ve compiled some of our favorite custom gifts or
purchases for yourself (shh we won’t tell) below.
Monogrammed Umbrella via Bespoke Gifts
Monogrammed Jewelry Box | Monogrammed Beach Towel | Monogrammed S’well Water Bottle 
all via the Monogram Shop
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Armor Lux Striped Long Sleeve Shirt via Mark and Graham

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Stubbs & Wootton Bespoke Collection via Stubbs & Wootton


Any SCOUT bag can be personalized and made one-of-a-kind via our website.
We especially love this Weekender!
We want to hear your ideas. Have you given or received amazing personalized gifts? Please share them with us! We’re always open to new ideas here at SCOUT and want to hear what about you!

Week of Monograms

Monogrammed Bag Guide by SCOUTToday, everyone wants one-of-a-kind products that are personal and can be cherished.
Luckily, many retailers cater towards this need and want of consumers.
Monogramming luxury and designer handbags is a great way to add a small personal touch.
Check out our guide below.
1. Louis Vuitton Hot Stampable 
Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton, Desk Agenda Cover with Hot Stamp
What: up to 3 letters on any luggage tag & small leather goods
Color: any color with or without dots
Where: in stores or online
Time: only takes a few minutes in stores
Price: free with purchase of product
2. Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram
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Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton, Neverfull GM with Mon Monogram 
What: up to 3 hand-painted initials on handbags, luggage, & small leather goods
Color: solid, multicolored, or striped
Where: in stores or online
Time: about 8 weeks
Price: anywhere from $160-1,100 depending on product
3. Goyard Hand Painted Initials
Gwyneth Goyard
Photo Credit: Gwyneth Paltrow’s blue Goyard Tote via Summer in Newport 
What: up to 3 hand painted letters on handbags, luggage, and small leather goods
Color: striped or multicolored
Where: in Goyard stores or stores that sell Goyard
Time: anywhere from 2-8 weeks
Price: $150+
4. Anya Hindmarch Bespoke


Photo Credit: Anya Hindmarch: Bespoke Walton and Bespoke Passport Case 
What: initials or a personal note on bags, accessories, storage, and more
Color: any
Where: only by contacting or visiting the Pont Street, London store (will be online soon)
Time: must contact London store
Price: additional charge, must contact London store for exact pricing
5. Kate Spade The Monogram Shop 


Photo Credit: Kate Spade Cedar Street Medium Harmony, Cedar Street Lacey, Cedar Street Monday
What: 3 initials on select bags and wallets
Color: gold
Where: Kate Spade Monogram Shop online
Time: 4 business days + shipping time
Price: $5 + price of the bag
6. Rebecca Minkoff Monogram Shop 


Photo Credit: Pre-Initialed Rebecca Minkoff Bag via Purse Blog 
What: up to 2 letters on select handbags or pre-initialed single-letter handbags
Color: matched to the hardware of the bag
Where: online for custom initials or any retail store that sells Rebecca Minkoff
Time: about 6 weeks for custom initials
Price: anywhere from $35-60 + price of the bag
7. Longchamp Personalized
What: up to 3 letters on Le Pliage Cuir or Le Pliage Nylon
Color: any
Where: online through the personalization shop
Time: varies based on size and style
Price: can be found on Longchamp website, but varies based on size and style
8. SCOUT Personalize 
Photo Credit: Citrus and Style sporting SCOUT’s Scoutrigger in Navy Canvas
What: add up to 3 initials on bags, accessories, and coolers
Color: your choice
Where: SCOUT website
Time: an additional 48-72 hours + shipping
Price: $12 + price of SCOUT bag
Checkout Purse Blog’s “A Comprehensive Guide to Personalized Designer Handbags
for a little bit longer of a read if you want more monogrammed handbag ideas.

Week of Monograms

our favorite monogram shops
Monogram Shop
Photo Credit: Bonjour + Hola
Photo Credit: Nantucket Monogram | Monograms off Madison
Photo Credit: SFGATE
Check out SFGATE’s “Monogrammed Gifts Spell Thoughtfulness”  (we totally agree!)
Cleary we think monogramming is the way to go. With personal designs you can give gifts that
have meaning. Know of monogram spots we missed? Let us know your favorite shops, websites,
and designs. Here at SCOUT we love knowing what you think! And of course, don’t forget to order
a SCOUT bag with your initials if you don’t already have one.
Featuring The Scoutrigger made personal
Our very own Kate Kegan, VP of Sales and Creative Engagement, rocking her Oh Buck It

Week of Monograms

SCOUT monogram

This week, we want to show off SCOUT’s personality through monograms.

Here at SCOUT, we love the idea of making our bags your own so we decided

to give a quick run through of where monograms originated from and how

members of the SCOUT team use their monogramed bags today.


Check out the classic Original Deano for yourself and add your own initials to make your bag distinctly yours

Bag in a Bag in a Bag

What’s in the Workout Girl’s Bag?

We have all the bags for your active lifestyle and are showing off some of our favorite products that fit inside! Whether they are heading to the gym or going to a yoga class, workout women, Reese and Emily remain stylish with their gym bags!

workout bag

The Tote-All-Package is the perfect way to keep you phone, ID and gym card all in one place. Throw it in our Oh Buck It bag along with some healthy snacks, your tennis shoes and a water bottle! Our Crown Jewels bag is small enough to toss in with everything else, but large enough to hold all of your lotions and moisturizers! workout 2

Bliss body butter/SCOUT Crown Jewels in Mint T/Kiehl’s Refreshing Mist/Kiehl’s Shampoo/Kiehl’s Lip Relief/SCOUT Tote-All-Package in Blackout Scout

SCOUT Oh Bucket Bag/Havaianas//Larabar Coconut Macaron/Kind Vanilla Blueberry/Klean Kanteen/Nike Free 5.0/GoPro/Garmin forerunner watch/Nike FuelBand/Pool Towels

Bag in a Bag in a Bag

 What’s in our Marketing Director’s Bag?

To continue on with our bag in a bag posts, today we are showing you what one of our SCOUT’s own, keeps in her bags! Birch, our Marketing Director, keeps it simple, but she does have her favorite necessities that go with her in every bag. Birch carries our Jetsetter (the picture featured is actually a picture of Birch’s monogrammed bag!) bag to the gym and on the weekends. For her everyday use, she carries her Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody with the SCOUT Cash N’ Carry wallet stowed away inside!brich's

Birch’s necessities include her car keys, Beats headphones, Nars lipgloss,  Gucci sunglasses, Benefit mascara, a comb and her iphone. Each of her bags fits perfectly inside the other so she can always have everything she needs in one place!


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