Deb's Desk: Spring Gifting

Posted on Apr 5, 2019 12:56:26 PM

We’ve got April showers, Easter, Mother’s Day, teacher appreciations, weddings, graduations, and countless other spring celebrations heading our way, so this month, our Chief Creative Director, Deb Waterman Johns, has planted all the seeds for your spring gifting success in a beautiful gift guide garden. She’s curated a list of gifting options for your easiest and thorniest gifting personas, and our crew at HQ can attest that you won’t want to miss the Goddess of Gifting’s tricks and picks.

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Deb's Desk: Austin Photoshoot

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 10:24:39 AM



With an atmosphere that reads cool, contemporary, bohemian, modern, southern, and traditional all at once, Austin, Texas couldn’t have been a more intriguing and exciting destination for our Spring/Summer 2019 catalog photoshoot. With an ever-expanding foodie culture, rich music scene, and affinity for murals, wall art, and creative spaces in general, there’s a definite feeling of freedom in the Austin city air (or, as our Chief Creative Officer, Deb Waterman Johns, calls it “the boho cowboy vibes”). Austin’s irresistible vibrancy and quirkiness are among several reasons this city felt spot-on for a SCOUT photoshoot.

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Deb's Desk: Black & White Hearts

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 10:27:15 AM


Let’s be real, Valentine’s Day is a pretty polarizing holiday. You either love it or loathe it. And it’s nearly impossible to avoid thanks to Walgreens and CVS, Zales and Jared, and the omnipresent social media platforms we click through all day long. Whether you’ve already laid out your dream V-Day outfit that seamlessly transitions you from work to happy hour to dinner, or you’ve added a work-from-home notification on your Outlook calendar for the entirety of next week, the masterminds at SCOUT HQ have concocted just the remedy—what we like to call a “happy”—to unite both parties. So, let’s talk about the perfect contradiction that is black hearts.

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Deb's Desk: Winter Whites

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 12:33:44 PM


Got a case of the late January sads? Allow us to introduce you to the newest member of the “seasonless” clothing movement: WHITE denim. White jeans are the perfect foil to the gray mood of winter. So, have no fear, sullen snowflakes, winter whites are here, and li’l Debbie is going to school you on how to rock neutral looks that will have you feeling like yourself again.





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2019 Foodie Trends

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 2:57:00 PM


Five dining dreams, fantasies, and resolutions for 2019:

1. Eat more cool stuff. Duh. We’ll help you get started with our juicy list of dining establishments in San Francisco, New York, and DC. Shout out to Tucker and Gibson Johns for the good looks in San Fran and NY

2. Actually enjoy delicious, savory, and nutritious (or innutritious) food, which leads me to #3...

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Deb's Desk: Santa Letters

Posted on Dec 20, 2018 4:47:10 PM

Ho, ho, ho, Chrimby quangels...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again at SCOUT Bags HQ—Santa Letters! Nothing says "Happy Holidays," like searching for the perfect gifts, scouring Target for the coolest toys, wrapping up those bad boys with shiny paper and pretty ribbons, and spreading cheer like nobody’s watching.

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Gifting Horoscopes (Pt. 3)

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 2:55:34 PM

PRAISE GAIA, holiday hennys. Venus just dipped out of retrograde and Mercury is bouncing on December 6th, so we can all let go and let December do its holiday thang. This one’s for all you Cancers, Leos, Virgos, and Libras, and boy does Deb have some A-1 gifts to guide you through this month’s charts.

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Gifting Horoscopes (Pt. 2)

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 4:26:55 PM

November Gifting Horoscopes

Season’s greetings to some of the most intense, thoughtful, and passionate star signs on the block. We’ve got water, fire, earth, and air on deck, and I’ve got to be honest, these particular gift guides have taken a lot out of me. Each of you are so different and have so much in store for your cosmic holiday season, it took a couple of stiff cups of joe to keep up. So, let’s get jiggy with it, because these ‘scopes aren’t going to unveil themselves!

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Gifting Horoscopes (Pt. 1)

Posted on Nov 8, 2018 5:03:12 PM

November Gifting Horoscopes

Hello, holidays, horoscopes, and an array of beautiful excuses to TREAT YOURSELVES. We’re embracing a big, beautiful transition to Scorpio new moon on November 8th by kicking off the spirited season with horoscopes and—duh duh duh!—presents, presents, and more presents. While I’ve been scouring Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone, Deb has been meditating, sage-ing, and shopping for coordinating holiday gifts to leave you absolutely starry-eyed and surprised. Come, my lunar cuties, it’s time to unwrap your star-girl energies…

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Deb's Desk: Creative Women in Food & Drink Panel

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 2:39:41 PM

Everyone loves food (and Raymond). Boys like food. Girls like food. I like food. We all like food. Nothing brings people together like a great meal (and great drinks), especially on crisp and crunchy fall evenings. At times when the world feels a little freaky, and we all just need a fat glass of vino, or delicious vegan tacos, or Oreo gems, or positive words, there’s only one thing the doctor calls for: a get together with a solid group of gals.

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