How it all Began… From an inspirational trip to a North-West Indian market in 1998, to the creation of our first leather satchel in 2006, the realisation and conception of Scaramanga (born from... READ MORE
Indian Summer Interiors Indian Summer Interiors bring the colours of that special time of year in August when the sun shines brightly to enhance the natural colours outside. On these bright sunny days,... READ MORE
Back in the ‘good-old’ days…after the Industrial Revolution, new technologies, new materials and seemingly endless energy sources made it more profitable to create brand new products from scratch rather than repair and reuse... READ MORE
The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the evenings are wonderfully light – it must be British summertime! Here at Scaramanga, we love our vintage and retro homewares, but they don’t... READ MORE
Autumn is close by, bringing with it the beginning of a new term for college and university students everywhere. Whether you’re starting your A-Levels, or completing a Masters degree, one thing is certain – you need just the right supplies to get the most out of your higher education, whatever the subject. So read on for the Scaramanga guide to getting kitted out for the new term, and guarantee top marks all semester long. Continued
Of all the environmental issues, recycling and biodegrading are near the top of the list – whether it’s making the effort to take your glassware to the local bank or choosing to buy products which minimise your ecological impact, waste has become the top of everyones agenda. Continued
In the age of modern technology, of bleeping reminders, e-mailed memos and electronic musings, it’s all too easy to forget that sometimes, the old fashioned way is simply just a little bit nicer. Whether you’re a list-maker, a scrapbook-constructor, or simply someone who likes to note things down for future reference, abandoning the electronic in favour of a leather notebook or handmade journal can be a welcome return to simplicity. Continued
Got a netbook, ultrabook, compact laptop, tablet or a i-Pad this Christmas? Then you’ll need somewhere to put it when you are out and about. Of course it’ll need to be stylish and have enough space for some of the other things you can’t do without during a busy day. Scaramanga leather satchels or vintage leather bags make perfect laptop or netbook carriers. Continued
As someone who lives in a flat where square footage is at a minimum, I’m always on the look out for ways to increase storage without decreasing the amount of space I have to move around in. There’s always one condition though: said storage must look GOOD. Otherwise there’s simply no point. Something I’ve had my eye on for quite some time is one of Scaramanga’s beautiful vintage travel trunks. Gorgeous and practical, these classic chests are the perfect solution for someone who seeks to make their home as unique as they are. Old travel trunks are a great way to bring a nostalgic feel to a room or living area. Continued
One of the downsides of leaving home to further your education is that space is often limited, both in the carrying capacity of your mode of transportation on the way there and in your new home once you arrive. This means that regardless of how extensive your collection of bags may be, you’re only going to be able to take a selection. But fear not! Continued
In a couple of weeks, kids all over the country will be removed from under their parents’ feet and ushered back into classrooms as they begin another year of school. For some, it’ll be their first time away from the safety of the nest, whereas others will be old hands at this learning malarkey. Whatever their age, why not soften the blow with a beautiful leather satchel from Scaramanga?
I remember when I was a child, harassing my long-suffering mother every August for a new bag in which to carry my schoolbooks Continued
Ladies: imagine you’re about to leave the house, having carefully packed your bag so everything fits in perfectly, and your boyfriend or husband says to you “Oh, can I just put my wallet, keys, phone and jumper in there?” – sound familiar? But what if your bag gets stolen/breaks under the weight of the additional load? You know full well the blame will be laid firmly at your feet when you’re unable to get back into your house having lost both sets of keys. This is just one of many reasons why it’s high time men need to take on their fair share of the carrying responsibility by getting their own bags.