Mary Jo’s Family Bag


Meet Mary Jo.

As a mother of three, she is always on the go. With no room to compromise on organization she has opted for SCOUT as the tote of choice for keeping her on the ball. “We love using SCOUT bags in my house – the colors and designs are always fun, and we have bags for various functions – from lunch/picnics, to sports/activity totes, travel gear, grocery shopping, pool/beach time, storage – the list is endless. SCOUT is a household name here! We give SCOUT bags as teacher, birthday, and hostess gifts and they are always a hit.”

Read on to see Mary Jo’s picks!


DSC_3351pictured (L to R): SCOUT Bagette in Chili Prepster and Glory Maze

“The Bagette is my go-to grocery bag. I always get compliments on the designs, plus it holds a TON of groceries and is super sturdy. The two different handle lengths are great, plus they fold and stack easily. I have about 8 in rotation.”


DSC_3380Pictured: SCOUT Halfpint in Bluey Lewis

“The girls use their SCOUT bags for so much – sleepovers, sports practice, lunches, dance class….my youngest, Anna, even uses hers to transport her dolls and their accessories. My son used a baguette as his summer camp bag.”


“The patterns and color selection are always great, my girls especially love them. (and I personally love hearing the witty new bag and pattern names you come up with each season!) They are easy to transport and easy to clean.  I love that there is a bag for every function, and the ability to personalize them is an added bonus!”

DSC_3421Join us tomorrow as we go behind the scenes of the “Family Bag” photo shoot. Creative Director, Deb Johns, will share her vision and all that goes into a SCOUT photo shoot!

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!

Dorm Inspiration: Pink + Black


This week we’re going inside every college girl’s favorite space: the dorm!

The task of decorating this small area and making it your own can be a daunting one. Luckily, SCOUT has your back – and we graduated summa cum laude in dorm décor. We’ve curated some of the greatest pops of color to make you the envy of your hall.


Totally Trellis Comforter + Sham Lilly Pulitzer Bedding | Emily + Meritt Heart Sheet Set


Best Day Ever Throw Pillow by Alexandra FergusonJonathan Adler Needlepoint Throw Pillow | Happily Ever After Throw Pillow by Alexandra Ferguson


Windsor Floor LampTaylor Desk Lamp


Not sure about you, but we’re not ready to study until our space is looking pretty. Poppin + SCOUT? A match made in organizational heaven.

Poppin Pink Super Stacked | SCOUT Hang-10 Bin in Back to the Fuschia | Poppin White + Pink Dynamic Duo


A great towel is a non-negotiable item for the dorm because, last time we checked there was a shortage of claw-footed soaking tubs. We recommend these Lauren Home Wescott Towels.

hair stuff

The best part of SCOUT’s Hang-10 Bin is their smaller size allows for maximum versatility – keep your papers tidy, organize your makeup, keep your snacks out of plain sight – we could go on, but you’ve already added this to your cart.

 NuMe Classic Wand 25MM | Batiste Dry Shampoo | Revlon Frizz Control Hair Dryer | SCOUT Hang-10 Bin in Fleetwood Blackottoman stool

A small space does not have to sacrifice style – we love the idea of this ottoman for your dorm. The nail-head trim adds a splash of sophistication.

X-Frame Ottoman Stool

While we’re at it – we’ve got a few ideas for adorning yourselves this fall.


Kate Spade Window Panes Sweater | Zara Leather Jacket


MARC by Marc Jacobs Enamel Standard Supply Bangle


Black Huggable Hangers | SCOUT Garmentote in Fleetwood Black


The Legging Milkyway by Adriano Goldschmied The Bunny Super Black by Alexa Chung for Adriano Goldschmied


Kate Spade New York Decker Plaid Slip-On Sneaker | N.D.C Made By Hand Buckle-Strap Biker Boots | Kate Spade Saddie Sneakers

junque trunk

SCOUT Junque Trunk in Hot Pink Floyd

Join us tomorrow as we spell out dorm style in a blue color scheme – you don’t want to miss this.

Summer Color

Sea Blue

Island waters and roaring waterfalls bring a welcomed chill to the heat of summer. Layer up this cool spectrum for a perfect take on summer dressing!

sea blue1. Moon and Lola necklace  2. Lisa Marie Fernandez banded swimsuit  3. Soludos espadrilles 4. Toy Watch  5. Faith Connexion dress  6. Drop earrings  7. SCOUT Haulin’ Totes in Social Spearmint  8. Charlotte Olympia flats  9. Lisa Marie Fernandez terry bikini
Images: Swimmers/Popsicles/Lips


Summer Color

In The Pink

Everything is prettier in pink. This feminine hue has high impact in the summer!  Shocking to baby pale…shades of pink beat the heat in style!

1.Barton Perreira sunglasses 2. Balenciaga drape blouse  3. J.Crew heels  4. Ephemera swimsuit  5. Roksanda Ilinic dress  6. SCOUT Big Draw Backpack in One Hot Beach 7. Mary Katrantzou shorts 8. Marni dress  9. Moncler Polo
Images: Fan/Milkshakes/Telephone


Holiday Hues

Shimmer & Shine

Dec 9 Metallics1

1. Lady Gaga Photo 2. Henri Bendel Deluxe Hand Me Down Stack Ring 3. Maison Martin Margiela Leather Peep-toe Metallic Ankle Bootie 4. Stella McCartney Metallic Sweatshirt 5. J Brand Jeans Metallic Python-Print Suede Skinny Pants 6. BCBG Metallic Belted Puffer Coat

Dec 9 Metallics2

1. Herve Leger Crisscross Metallic Bandage Dress 2. Saint Laurent Lame Smoking Jacket 3. Gianvito Rossi Multi-Band T-Strap Sandal 4. Henri Bendel Pavé Huggy Hoops 5. L’Wren Scott Scaled Tank Dress