It’s Our Birthday! Thank You for 15 Years!

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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 | by Scaramanga

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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

Sustainability with Style

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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

Bring your interiors outside this summer

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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

Top Five University Bags | Back to Uni Style

Back to Uni, Back to Life

It’s officially 2019 and the winter break is starting to feel like a distant memory. For many students, it’s that time of year when you are getting ready to head back to University. Why not start the new semester with a fresh style? There’s nothing more motivating than a brand new university bag! A new leather school bag will make the long lectures and carrying an endless amount of books around campus less daunting… if you choose correctly. We have made a list of our top five favourite bags that will make your university life more enjoyable.

leather backpack

Every Student Needs a Leather Backpack…

The first life changing bag that we think will guarantee to make you stand out at university this year is the leather backpack. The Large backpack is perfect for keeping all of your university essentials! This leather bag was crafted from our distinctive hunter leather, giving that uniquely distressed look. This will give the impression you have upgraded your style without looking like you are trying too hard. Each backpack is designed with a large main compartment, allowing you to fit endless essentials for the day. You can fit up to a 15” laptop, a leather pencil case, wallet, books, and notebook. You will also have spare space to fit your gym clothes for after class. The high quality material will ensure you can keep your university essentials safe when traveling around campus. The side pockets are a lifesaver for easy access to your phone and will make you feel even more excited to get back to uni.

 

 

Leather satchel 15''

leather 15'' satchel with pocket and handle

The Classic University Style

The satchel style always achieves that unique university style. If you want to bring back a classic look to university style, the leather satchel bag would make the ideal choice. The medium satchel with pocket and handle is a striking bag that will fit everything you need for a day at university. The main compartment is large enough to hold a 15″ laptop and A4 files. This means you no longer have to carry around 10 different bags for each class! The front of the bag features a front pocket so you can keep your phone and keys in a secure place…it’s also easier to access when your phone starts to ring during a lecture. The adjustable shoulder strap will allow you to comfortably throw your bag around your shoulder, ready for the day ahead. If you are looking for a bag that will help you throughout your university life, the satchel bag is the one for you.

leather laptop bag

Leather Laptop Bag

The Messenger Bag

The Leather messenger bag is a fantastic accessory for the new term. You can access all of your essentials, and look on-trend at the same time. This bag is made from our unique distressed buffalo brown leather, giving the messenger bag a lovely distressed style (a distressed look never gets boring). You are able to fit up to a 15 inch laptop or Mac Pro, and have space for files and lots more. The leather messenger bag will give you a classic and slick look that will make all of your friends jealous. You will definitely feel super confident walking around campus and back to uni with this classic leather bag.

The Citylander Offers Everything and More

If you are looking for a bag that will fit everything and more, the Citylander will not let you down! The Citylander is a larger version of the satchel bag that will fit everything you need and more. If you play for the University rugby team or netball team, you will have enough space to fit everything you need for your lectures as well as your leisure clothes. You can zip the main compartment up so nothing goes missing while you are running around campus. The leather handle at the top of the leather school bag gives you another way to carry your bag. Sometimes it’s necessary to just grab your bag and go, the large leather satchel bag for men will allow you to do this. This bag will certainly help you through university and in to your career.

The Leather Laptop Backpack of Dreams

The Soho Leather backpack is a new design with all you university students in mind. The modern design will ensure you look on-point at school as well as have all the practicality you need to get you through the day. This leather laptop backpack will make you look you have come straight from London fashion week. You can fit everything you need including a 13” Macbook Pro and notebooks. We have added an internal divider to keep your laptop and essentials separate. In addition, if you are late for a lecture, you won’t have to go through the embarrassing moment of digging through your bag to find what you are looking for. Thankfully, everything in the Soho has it’s own place. The two clip fasteners will also ensure quick and easy access to all of your belongings when back to uni.

Top five university bags

If you are looking for a stylish bag with endless practicality, then you have come to the right place. Whether you are looking for a large leather backpack to stand out around campus, or a leather satchel to bring back a classic look to university style, Scaramanga has a wide range of bags to make your university life a dream come true!

Top 5 Gift Ideas For Men

The Christmas season is getting closer by the minute. This means we are getting closer to the time where we dash around at the last minute, panic buying our way through the winter months. We want to take the stress out of Christmas shopping by putting everything you need for your loved ones in one place. Finding gift ideas for men have never been more easier with our top 5 gift ideas. From personalised wallets for Dad, and a brand new business bag for the one you love, we have a wide range of Christmas gifts to choose from.

gift ideas for men

Leather Backpack for Men

If you are looking for the perfect man bag for your loved one this Christmas, you can’t get better than the leather backpack for men. This practical and industrious rucksack has endless functional solutions to carrying all essentials in a comfortable way. This a great Christmas gift for someone who loves to travel around town in style. The leather backpack is also high-quality enough to be used as a work bag. We are confident this will make the one you love very happy this Christmas.

leather backpack

leather backpack for men

Leather Luggage Tag

luggage tag is a great gift for men who love to travel. A great gift idea can be to personalise the luggage tag with a special message. Whether you are surprising the man in your life to a city trip, or make a fun announcement, this can be a great way to do so. You can emboss the leather luggage tag with the date you are traveling, a landmark that relates to where you are traveling to, or a zodiac sign that would make lovely gift ideas for him.

personalised luggage tag

Camera Strap

Are you looking for the ideal Christmas gift for photographers? If yes, we have the perfect suggestion. The padded leather camera strap is a high quality that would be welcomed warmly by the men in your life. The camera strap is padded to give extra comfort when out on those long photoshoots. You also have the option to personalise your loved one’s initials in the middle of the leather camera strap to make it even more personal.

leather camera strap

leather camera strap for men

Personalised Men’s Wallet

Buying for the man in your life can be tricky, especially when you are trying to find the perfect gift that will last for years to come. We have found that gift with our personalised wallet for men.  This makes buying a predictable Dad gift that much more touching and unique. A leather wallet is a present that he is most certainly going to love. What better gift to choose than a wallet that he will use everyday? This particular wallet for men fits coins, notes, and cards. You can add a touch of personalisation on the front of the men’s wallet to make this an even more unique gift ideas for men.

Large Vintage Leather Journal

You re guaranteed to make his Christmas with a leather journal gift. The large vintage leather journal is a unique design that will inspire you even more to write the most amazing notes, stories or bullet journal. The vintage design adds to the character of the notebook that would fit perfectly in a film set like Indiana Jones. The leather journals are handcrafted from repurposed vintage leather, so no two leather notebooks are alike. If you were looking for a unique gift for your Dad, Husband, Brother or other half who appreciates a good journal, this would make the ideal gift.

leather journal

Top 10 Gift Ideas For Her

As the holiday season is getting closer, we are all thinking of the perfect gift ideas for her to treat the wonderful women in our life. Whether you are looking for a unique birthday gift for your sister, a fun gift to surprise your friend this Christmas, or a present that will last a lifetime for Mum just to say thank you, we have you covered! From personalised gifts to glass jewellery boxes, we have chosen our top 10 gift ideas help you make Christmas special for your loved ones this year!

cross-body bag

women's shoulder bag

Leather Cross-Body Bag

You really can’t go wrong with a leather bag when it comes to gifts for your loved ones. A great example of this is the leather crossbody bag. This compact bag is small but certainly mighty. You can fit a purse, small essentials and make-up, perfect for a night in the town. If you are looking for an affordable gift for your sister that she is guaranteed to love, the gemini is the perfect choice. This has to be one of our favourite gift ideas for her.

glass jewellery box

glass jewellery box

Glass Jewellery Box

This glass jewellery box is a great gift idea that the women in your life will love. This is certainly an elegant way to display all of her beautiful ornaments and jewellery. The jewellery box is a treasure on it’s own, but once you fill it with personality, it will take pride of place in any room.

sterling silver stone pendant

Jewellery

Upgrade your jewellery box gift with a beautiful piece of jewellery to place inside. This Oval Amethyst Pendant is a great example of this! This beautiful pendant is encased in sterling silver from India. The purple stone complements the sterling silver beautifully and guaranteed to generate style envy wherever she goes. If you are looking for a gift ideas for her this Christmas, this unique pendant ticks all the boxes.

brass love locks

Love lock

Gift the one you love to a heart shaped love lock this Christmas. If all Christmas gifts for her were like this, Christmas shopping would be a lot easier. Gifting your loved one to a love lock would be a great way to break the news to a surprise trip to Paris or to show your romantic side. Either way, we know she will love it.

weekender bag for men

leather weekender bag for men

Leather Duffle Bag

If you are looking for gift ideas for wife who loves to travel the world, we highly recommend the leather duffle bag. Not only will this allow her to travel in style, this luxurious bag has endless qualities that will allow her to pack everything she needs for a long-haul flight or weekend away. There is also a separate divider inside to keep laptops and other gadgets.

personalised leather purse

leather zipped wallet

Leather Purse

Why not match the leather duffle bag with a beautiful leather zipped purse? The leather purse for women will fit various cards, notes and codes. There is also enough room to fit a smartphone! It will remain compact enough to fit in most handbags. The simple design will allow you to personalise it with an initial, date or fun symbol. Personalised gifts is a great way to make a present even more unique and special.

leather luggage tag

personalised luggage tag

Leather Luggage Tag

A luggage tag is a simple product with endless gift ideas for her. One of these gift ideas can be to personalise the luggage tag with a surprise. Whether you are surprising your loved one to a trip away or making an exciting announcement, this can be a great way to do so. You can personalise the leather luggage tag with the date you are traveling, a landmark that relates to where you are taking her, or a zodiac sign that would make lovely birthday gifts for her.

leather camera bag

Leather Camera Bag

This leather camera bag is big enough to fit a camera and extra equipment. If you have a female in your life that has a passion for photography, The leather camera bag would be an ideal choice for xmas gifts for her. You will certainly win Christmas with this leather camera bag gift!

personalised leather journal

personalised leather journal

Leather Journal

A large leather journal can be great as a Christmas gift for a business woman who enjoys to take notes in style, a teenager who is passionate about creating their bullet journal every year, and for women who like to store their important phone numbers in an old-fashioned way. You can also personalise the bottom corner with your loved ones initials.

leather make-up bag

Leather Make-up Bag

One of the best Christmas gifts for women is a leather make-up bag. She can use this as a travel make-up bag to keep all of her favourite make-up pieces when travelling the world. This can also double as a pencil case to keep stationary for work or School.

gift ideas for her

 

Whether you are looking to treat the one you love to a luxurious leather duffle bag, or looking for a unique jewellery box to gift mum this Christmas, we have a wide range of gift ideas for her that will make Christmas shopping that much easier.

Indian Summer | Vintage Furniture | Home Decor

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Make your home Indian Summer themed this year by introducing a range of colourful and traditional furniture. Indian Summer begins in August as the nights draw darker and homes reflect the warmer and earthy tones of the season. However, we think this is such a wonderful trend, we don’t want to wait a minute longer. We have chosen styles that embraces the beauty of an authentic Indian Summer as well as fit perfectly in a modern home. In addition, you’ll get seduced by the warm, yet vibrant colours, rich tribal textures, and unique patterns.

You can simply opt for vibrant soft furnishings to give that pop of colour, or you can take it a step further with a blend of wooden chests, boxes, trunks, and cupboards. Join us on this beautiful sensorial journey of original vintage furniture.

Warm Earthy Hues | Home Decor

indian summer interiors

Bring warm earthy hues into your home with this gorgeous range of eclectic vintage furniture. This is as much practicality in these gorgeous new interiors as there is beauty. You can’t get more of a traditional piece than a large Indian painting. This painting features warm colours such as reds and oranges that are very common in this trend. We have paired the vintage wall art with a large hope chest, vintage travel trunk filled with colourful tableware, a leather and wooden chair, and a colourful jute rug, home decor at it’s finest!

Indian Summer Tableware

Brass Home Decor

Don’t skip the details when it comes to home decorating. Our brass home accessories and botanical plant pots are the finishing touches you need to achieve that glorious Indian Summer look. The Brass Lassi Cups are an antique piece that will bring vibrancy and sophistication to any room.  These beauties remind us of Autumn dusk or the ‘golden hour’ as some call it. The brass gives off different hues depending on the angle in which you’re looking at them. They make a great desk or table accessories, a few clustered together would look lovely on a countertop for kitchen storage.

Endless Plant Pots

If you are looking to introduce an earthy natural look to your home, the first place to start is plant pots. We love to fill a coffee table with a wide range of plants which compliments the brass home decor beautifully. We have a wide range of plant pots from mini to extra-large to help you achieve that stacked look.

Vintage Furniture Scaramanga

Wooden Boxes, Trunks and Boxes

We love a wooden box, or 256! We source these gorgeous wooden boxes, trunks and boxes from across the globe. They provide amazing storage, decor and sometimes even extra seating. Our collection of wooden chests consists of all different sizes and shapes. Some wooden boxes have been intricately carved, while others are simple and smooth. Either way, you’re getting a one of a kind piece of vintage furniture. Oh and colour! There’s no shortage of colourful vintage trunks in our home decor collection. However, we have a range of traditional teak chests, too. You will be spoilt for choice, we promise!

Colourful Jute Rug

A large circular handwoven jute rug is a great way to introduce endless rustic charm to any floor space. In addition, if you’re in need of some Indian Summer magic, this boho inspired woven piece is a great place to start. The ring of small colourful tassels around its outer circumference is a great way to add a touch of colour to a room which is our favourite part of this trend.

colourful jute rug

Autumnal Colours & Textures | Home Decor

 

indian summer decor

Just like an Indian Summer, you’ll see our furniture makes a sensory impact. The colours and textures of our wooden cupboards and vintage chairs are unbelievable. Most noteworthy, this range of furniture taps into the vibrancy that’s still left as the summer comes to a close. Think of that bright blue sky on a crisp Autumn day or that fiery red sunset.

Vintage Cupboards and Cabinets

This gorgeous colourful chest pictured above is an antique Damchiya chest sourced from India. This type of antique chest would have been used as a hope chest or dowry storage for an Indian bride. It’s intricately carved to show the value and importance of what’s stored inside. Today this vintage cupboard would make a lovely statement piece in your home. Use it as a sideboard in a dining room or console table in a living room, or perhaps are you bedroom dresser.

Vintage Chairs

The wooden and leather armchair is the perfect blend of vintage style and desirable functionality. The rich hazel tones featured in the leather adds a sophisticated and warm tone to any room. Let’s not forget the wooden arms and legs. They are made from a durable and hardwearing wood that lasts for years to come. This armchair can be reclined in three stages which makes us love it even more.

Side Table and Coffee Tables

The coffee table or side table is probably the most important part of a living room or lounge. We can put our feet on these tables. We can set our food and drink on them, besides that, these tables also prevent us from losing the tv remote, well, sometimes. Therefore, they are vital! We have a unique range of coffee tables in that most aren’t traditional tables. These unconventional coffee tables are sturdy and durable and of course will make a splash in your living room, therefore a real conversation piece! The beautiful contrasting blue and pink chipped paint will certainly catch every eye.

Again, we have filled the vintage side table with a range of plant pots and brass tableware to give that earthy and sophisticated look common in the Indian Summer interiors trend.

 

 

Women’s Holiday Bags | Scaramanga Summer Style

Women’s Holiday Bags

We are officially in the middle of Summer which means many of us are getting ready for our summer holidays. Summer is a month that we all look forward to throughout the year as it means we can update our wardrobes with bright and vibrant colours. Just before you post that out of office email, make sure you are fully prepared. The most important item to think about is your women’s holiday bags. Whether you are planning a city break close to home or a magical holiday under the sun, we have a range of women’s leather handbags that will make your trip a dream.

women's holiday bags

leather handbag

Bella Handbag

The Bella handbag is a small and sophisticated handbag that will fit everything you need for the day. Made from tanned hunters leather, this bag is a sturdy design that will keep all of your holiday belongings secure. We have designed the leather handbag with a front pocket so you can keep your keys and phone in a place that is easy to access. You no longer have to dig through your vintage handbag to find your keys! The Bella leather handbag is a slick design with a touch of distinctive Scaramanga style. Similar to our previous collections, the bag is slightly distressed to add a touch of character to your summer style.

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original The Ella Saddle Bag

Women’s holiday bags are a great way to represent your unique style as well as pack all of the essentials you need for a fun filled day. The Ella saddle back achieves this perfectly. We are a big fan of saddle bags at Scaramanga due to their compact style and practical nature. We wanted to design that is slightly bigger than expected with a saddle bag, and we came up with the women’s saddle bag. The main compartment is big enough to fit all of your essentials for the day as well as extra space for a book to read at the beach. The clasp fastener allows you to easily access all of your belongings whenever you desire.

Keep your keys and phone secure in the zipped compartment underneath the flap. This is also a great way to keep them separate from your other belongings. You can wear this gorgeous cross-body bag over your shoulder with the comfortable shoulder strap. We have added an adjustable function to the strap so you can make the leather handbag comfortable for you.

leather cross-body bag

cross-body bag

women's shoulder bag

Gemini Leather Crossbody Bag

If you are looking for a compact but mighty bag to stand out throughout your holiday, the leather cross-body bag would make the perfect choice. The leather shoulder bag was designed in a compact style so you have enough room for your small essentials and feel comfortable at the same time. As shown in the photography above, the gemini crossbody handbag will complement any outfit and colour. If you have packed a vibrant holiday wardrobe with endless colours, then the small handbag would fit in perfectly.

Similar to our Ella saddle bag, the leather gemini bag features an adjustable arm strap. In addition, this will allow you to fit the leather bag to your comfort. The bag features a double zipped fastener that separates two small sections. This will allow you to keep your make up and phone in different compartments of the bag. We have also squeezed in a small pocket so you won’t lose your favourite lipstick during your travels. To give you extra luxury, we have lined the bag with a grey lining. The brown leather and grey material complement each other beautifully.

leather saddle bag

Vintage shoulder bag Leather Saddle Bag

The 12” Leather saddle bag is the ultimate holiday accessory! It is the perfect size to fit everything you need for a daytime adventure or a girls night out. The traditional buckle on the front of the bag securely fastens all of your belongings. In addition, all you have to worry about is to enjoy your day. Fit your purse, lipstick, keys and phone in this classically striking saddle handbag. We love an additional pocket at Scaramanga and we have included one on the front of the saddle bag for extra storage.

Sarah has styled the saddle bag with a colourful stripped dress that compliments the brown leather beautifully. This is a great example of how you can style your shoulder bag throughout your holiday.

leather laptop backpack

leather backpack Mini Soho Backpack

The Soho Mini leather backpack is a new design for team Scaramanga. This laptop backpack is a great way to carry your laptop as well as enjoy a day full of adventure. We have included a padded divider inside the leather rucksack to ensure your laptop is secure at all times. The slip latch closures are also a great security mechanism for your belongings. It will also allow you to access your belongings in a less time consuming fashion.

Adjustable arm straps featured on the back of the backpack for women will comfortably allow you to fit the backpack to your personal needs. Alternatively, you can also carry the leather laptop backpack with the provided handle at the top of the rucksack. We have added extra luxury with the grey lining that blends with the brown leather perfectly.

small satchel

leather satchel bag

women's leather satchel Small Leather Satchel

Satchel bags are the first Scaramanga design and remain one of our favourites to this day! The small satchel in particular is a classic design with a striking look. Adjust your leather satchel to your needs with our extendable shoulder strap. This will allow you to make the bag comfortable for you. The fastening buckles features a brass material to add a touch of extra luxury to your style. You will also feel assured that your belongings will be safe at all times. We wanted to stay true to the classic school satchel by keeping the design simple but trendy.

The impressive main compartment will allow you to fit everything you will possibly need for the day. We have also included an internal zipped compartment so you can keep your smaller essentials in a memorable place.

See more of our women’s holiday bags and photography on Instagram now!

 

Locked In Edinburgh Vintage Props

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vintage props
We met Jackie Jack and Heidi Richardson last week after they drove up to source vintage props for their successful business Locked in Edinburgh. The city’s no 1 escape rooms! They were so taken by what we stocked here at Scaramanga that they came back a few days later to buy more! We got chatting to them to find out more about their exciting business. Of course, we’re planning a Scaramanga office trip to try them out, we love an escape room!
What is an escape room?
For players who have never played before and have no idea what to expect, we liken the experience to the old tv programme, the Crystal Maze. Teams basically have to think outside the box to solve clues and linked puzzles to navigate out our rooms in 60 mins or less.
What are your escape room themes?
The Distillery themed room story revolves around a break-in thought to be an “inside job”. Players have 60 mins to solve puzzles and in the process identify the culprit. The Secret Lab has been sealed since 1972 due to a suspected LIE virus. An hour to problem solve and recreate a vaccine to save Edinburgh from imminent destruction. The newly opened Cutting Room revolves around a cold case serial killer. 5 new bodies discovered still alive in need of 5 replacement organs to survive. Crack the codes and save the victims………
How did Locked In Edinburgh get started?
Our journey into Escape Games started with playing a couple of Edinburgh rooms and feeling the buzz that comes with successfully completing a good escape room. We finished the games thinking we could probably design them better!
Heidi already had an office at Summerhall (formerly The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and was aware that part of the building was basically derelict and mostly unused. The idea began to create an authentic room themed on the original use of the building.

How important are props to a good escape room? 

In terms of prop buying, we are lucky enough to recycle a lot of props from things that other people at Summerhall throw into the skip. It’s not about saving money, it’s about keeping our rooms true to the theme and feeling like the original old building that we inhabit. When we buy items they must be in keeping with the age, theme and above all robust to stand up to inquisitive players. Often we look at an item and judge whether it will withstand being dropped or thrown about a room! Harsh but realistically a few players are what we describe as disruptive and tend to be destructive with our prized finds.
So what’s next for Locked In Edinburgh?
In terms of the future, we’ve just opened our new ‘Cutting Room’ and feedback is favourable. There’s always a lot of secrecy surrounding escape rooms so we’re not giving anything away…….. except there’s always a new room in the pipeline!

Interested in finding out more? Visit Locked in Edinburgh – https://www.lockedinedinburgh.com/

 

Locked in Edinburgh vintage props

 

Locked in Edinburgh vintage props

 

Locked in Edinburgh vintage props

Scaramanga In America | Leather Travel Bags

Scaramanga In America | Leather Travel Bags

A selection of our leather travel bags have taken a trip to the bright lights of U.S.A to experience the American dream for themselves. If you are looking for the perfect summer style to experience the beautiful beaches of California or to explore the magical city of New York, we have a range of leather bags to make your experience even more enjoyable.

Traveling in America is a once in a lifetime experience. In addition, we encourage you to update your style with a brand new bag so you remember it in the best way. You will always have a constant reminder of your time in America with your loyal Scaramanga bag.

leather travel bags

leather travel bags

As Seen In Utah

The gorgeous weekender bag was spotted in Utah! The leather travel bags are the perfect accessory to enjoy a trip in Utah. The weekend bag has a large main compartment to fit all you need to enjoy a day full of nature and fun. The beautiful scenery and endless opportunity for adventure reflects the qualities of the weekend bag beautifully. This adventure bag is not just for a weekend getaway, it will also quickly become your new and favourite friend. The caramel colouring of the leather makes this even more eye-catching. Furthermore, we designed this bag with a soft antique leather to ensure you feel comfortable at all times.

leather travel bags

If you are planning a camping trip to enjoy beautiful scenery during your Summer holiday, the leather weekend bag would make the perfect choice. The main compartment is big enough to fit all the snacks you need and a change of clothes. The wonderful Desiree Moore enjoyed a weekend camping trip to Fairview in Utah and brought her Scaramanga women’s handbag along for the ride. As you can tell from the image above, Desiree managed to fit delicious snacks in her weekender bag to enjoy the great outdoors in style.

leather travel bags

leather travel bags

As Seen In New York

Explore New York in the best way with our unique barrel gym bag. New York is the city that never sleeps, so it’s important you look on point at all times. The gym bag is a great way to stand out in a thriving city without trying too hard. The distressed hunter gives the leather travel bags a distressed feel to show the beautiful imperfections of the bag, mirroring our favourite qualities of New York. The external pockets on the leather travel bag will allow you to keep your phone and keys close to hand as you explore The Big Apple.

leather travel bags

Whether you are enjoying a walk through Times Square or visiting the Statue Of Liberty, you will look and feel on point throughout the day. The leather barrel gym bag can also be used as a reliable hand luggage bag for all of your exciting trips this Summer. The brass hardware compliments the brown leather perfectly, allowing you to create bag envy wherever you go. We selected antique leather when designing this flight bag to ensure it ages with time. A casual style showcased by Marco Bozidar along with the leather barrel gym bag will help you to develop the New York style in no time.  leather travel bags

leather travel bags

As Seen In California

Feel fresh and relaxed while exploring the beautiful lifestyle of California with our popular leather backpack. The leather backpack is the perfect bag to explore the beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle of California. The main compartment has ample space to fit everything you need for a fun filled day. The leather travel bags are a chic design that is a must have this summer. You are guaranteed to fit in to the California lifestyle instantly with your new leather rucksack.

leather travel bags

The adjustable arm straps are designed to fit comfortably around your shoulders. You have the opportunity to adjust the arms straps to a length that you find comfortable. We have included a buckle on the flap of the bag to ensure your belongings will be securely fastened throughout the day. If that wasn’t enough, the leather rucksack has a draw string closure inside the leather backpack. You can also keep your phone close to hand in the provided external pockets. You can now take pictures of the beautiful scenery whenever you want!

leather travel bags

As Seen In Wisconsin

Enjoy the bright sceneries of Wisconsin with our canvas and leather backpack. The rustic design will help you to fit in perfectly while exploring the lakesides and beautiful land. We have added a small pocket on the front of the bag to allow you to keep your essentials in an easy to access place. The main compartment of the canvas rucksack will allow you to fit a laptop and any essentials you pick up along your journey. This canvas and leather laptop backpack can fit your laptop which would be great for your next business trip.

leather travel bags

Similar to the leather backpack, the canvas and leather rucksack features a drawstring closure inside the bag to give you extra security while sightseeing. We have added a slip latch closure to the flaps so you can access your daily essentials easier. The contrast of the green canvas and dark brown leather ensures the canvas bag will stand out wherever you go. The handle on top of the bag gives you an alternative way to carry your bag. In addition, this will allow you to keep your bag close to hand.

leather travel bags

A leather bag can make or break a holiday. It can be the worst when you are exploring a new country and all you can think about is how uncomfortable you feel. Our selection of leather handbags will guarantee to enhance your trip. This is due to the high-quality leather and reliable functionalities. Are looking for a chic backpack to throw everything together for an adventure day? Or a large barrel gym bag to use as stylish hand-luggage? If yes, the hand selected handbags featured are exactly what you are looking for. Follow our Instagram now to find out where our bags are exploring next!

 

The Best Vintage TV Stand: Scaramanga’s Recommendations

Searching for the perfect vintage TV stand is challenging. Especially if you really want to find a unique and original one. Scaramanga are specialists in searching for and restoring stylish vintage furniture. So whether you live in a modern, eclectic or traditionally styled home you’ll find our recommendations useful. Continue to read about: the best size, style and we show our current stock of vintage TV stands.

Modern day uses for old pieces of furniture. Remembering that it’s very unlikely that you’ll find a vintage TV stand for a LCD / plasma TV that was built to be used for a TV. Until 20 years ago TV were so deep they really were boxes. So TV stands were really cabinets with spaces for a heavy TV. Vintage stands were really cumbersome and often took up so much space that they were usually in the corner of a living room or lounge. Today TVs are lighter, bigger and slimmer.

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Vintage TV Stand Dimensions:

You probably want a TV stand that’s at least the same width as your TV. Any narrower and it could get knocked off, you may not have enough storage space and it may not look as if it’s in proportion. The height should be between 50cm and 75cm from the ground (to avoid straining your neck) and the depth (distance from front to back) should be between 30cm and 50cm.

Vintage TV Stand Styling:

So if you’re looking to style a livingroom with authentic antique and vintage livingroom furniture and don’t want a new vintage style stand then the best idea is to look for piece of vintage furniture that has a has drawers and / or cupboard doors for DVDs, cables and remotes.

You might consider an industrial style vintage TV stand – one that might have been used in an office, school classroom, factory or shop. It’s likely to have a mix of metal and wood and it might look strong with bolts and obvious reinforced joints. If it’s old it might also show signs of wear and tear. Furniture made before and just after the war were incredibly well made and built to last for many years.

A country-style TV stand is likely to be symmetrical with simple drawers and cupboards. It might be painted a classic off white or pastel colour. Or a natural soft wood like pine or a stronger hardwood like oak.

Vintage TV stand Vintage Furniture
Our top recommendation, with 4 different sized drawers and a central cupboard: £425

Scaramanga Vintage TV Stand Recommendations:

TV stand storage

We don’t have a wide selection of vintage TV stands for TVs. However, the few we do have are original and totally unique. You’re unlikely to find similar pieces elsewhere. Our top picks were originally used as desks by merchants to store money, receipts and records and the tops were used for writing receipts in India traditional bazaars. Traditionally merchants sit cross legged behind their desks so they are quite low. The bigger the desks the grander the merchant! Artisans also used the compact worktops for making jewellery would have used the drawers for storing traditional tools and materials. Finished pieces of jewellery would have been displayed in small glass display cabinets next to their worktops.

vintage chest of drawers used as a TV stand

They all show signs of having been used daily. There are dents, marks and irregular edges. Often the handles are mismatched and there are obvious signs of historic repair work.

 

vintage TV stand with drawers, £425

 

Vintage TV stand Vintage Furniture

Antique and Vintage Furniture Restoration – imperfectly perfect:

We spend a lot of time searching for the best vintage and antique furniture. We don’t just buy any old piece. We look for unique functional furniture that has character, patina and a story to tell. We look for furniture that can be used for purposes that are completely different to their original or current use. Everyone (almost everyone has a LCD or plasma TV so we look for furniture that can be used as a vintage TV stand. People want to know as much as they can about old furniture; where is it from? Who used it? What it was used for? And how old it is? Are some of the many questions we are asked about our furniture.

vintage furniture hunter

 

We try to preserve as much of the character as we can, which means we don’t chemically strip the desks or workbenches, because this would remove the years of built up colour, wear and use. We simply ensure their joints are structurally strong, then simply wash them with a mild detergent then wax the wood to nourish and bring back some of the natural colour. We aim to simply make our vintage furniture useable for another generation. We want furniture to look as if it has been used for many years in a shop or workshop.

vintage furniture restoration

Our restorers have many years of refurbishing, repairing and making furniture. Ratna has been working with wood for over 30 years. His father was a carpenter as was his grand-father, great grand-father and great great-grand father … His brother and son are also carpenters. Read about how Bill restores our wooden chests. Come and see our full rage of vintage furniture.

 

Scaramanga Summer 18 Collection | Canvas & Leather Bags

We have worked hard to create a collection to help you upgrade your style just in time for Summer. We wanted to create canvas & leather bags that catered to everyone. Whether you are a keen traveller or a sophisticated shopper, we have introduced a perfect mix of canvas and leather bags to fit your needs perfectly. From a slick slimline backpack for work, and a duffle bag for all your adventures, we are confident we have what you’re looking for.

canvas & leather bags The Soho Backpack

The soho backpack is a modern design that was destined to be released in 2018. Based on the highly popular and vibrant area in London, The Soho backpack represents this beautifully. We want to show that work attire can also be chic and trendy. The slimline design of the laptop backpack is perfect for fitting your MacBook Air, as well as many essentials for after work. We have added two slip latch closures to ensure easy access to all of your work items.

We love how the amazing Daniela Constantini has styled the bag with a casual but chic jacket. In addition, this show that the Soho laptop backpack is not just for work.

canvas & leather bags

canvas & leather bags

The Mini Soho Backpack

Stay on trend this Summer with our brand new Mini Soho Backpack. The mini soho  is a compact and chic rucksack that will ensure you stand out wherever you go! Similar to the Soho, we have added slip latch closures to allow you to access your essentials while on the go. If you are planning a last minute Summer getaway, the laptop backpack would be the perfect accessory to take along with you.

canvas & leather bags

canvas & leather bags

Canvas Shopper Tote

The canvas shopper tote is a multi-functional bag that will keep you on trend whether you are enjoying a day trip with friends or planning a day at the beach. We love tote bags at Scaramanga and we wanted to introduce a canvas version to give you as much choice as possible. The canvas tote bags are the perfect accessory to throw all of your essentials together for a last minute adventure. We have included our signature hunter leather to give this classy bag a touch of distinctive Scaramanga style.

canvas & leather bags

canvas & leather bags  Canvas Duffle Shoulder Bag

The canvas duffle bag is a unique design that will ensure you stand out on your next adventure. Our Leather duffle bag is one of our most popular bags and we wanted to create a casual canvas version to provide variation in our canvas & leather bags collection. we have included separate zipped compartments at the front of the bag so you can keep your small essentials close to hand. The main compartment is big enough to fit clothes and essentials for a long weekend away.

canvas & leather bags

canvas & leather bags  The Canvas  Fold-over Bag

Finally, we would like to introduce you to our amazing canvas fold-over bag. Due to the popularity of our leather fold-over bag, we wanted to design a small canvas & leather bags version to add to the collection. The canvas on the tote bag showcases lighter shades to give you a brighter design for summer. You can use this vintage handbag as a practical day bag or a fold-over evening bag. The adjustable shoulder strap will ensure you will feel comfortable when showing off your bag around town.

 

From leather laptop backpacks to canvas handbags, our new collection has a wide range of bags to cater to everyone. We hope you love our new collection as much as we do! Stay tuned for more information on our new bags on Instagram. 

 

Scaramanga Retrospective | Vintage Leather Bag Collection LookBook

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Leather Bag Look Back

With the launch of our brand new summer collection fast approaching, we thought we would take this time to look back at our previous collections. From the original Scaramanga design, to our most recent leather bag collection, Scaramanga has come along way throughout the years. We started off with the classic satchel and branched out to unique designs in recent years. What better way to celebrate a new collection than take a look back at our previous collections first!

leather bags for men

The Classic Satchel Bag

What better way to start than our first bag design, the leather Satchel bag! Our satchel collection has developed over the years to offer a wide range of options. The original satchel design was based on the old vintage school satchels from the middle of the last century. This truly classic accessory is a timeless design that would make a great impression with your current collection. The hunter leather adds to the vintage style. The natural leather has a distressed finish that creates a classic Scaramanga distressed look.

One of our most popular satchels are the medium satchels with pocket and handle. The medium satchel is the perfect leather bag for long commutes and work life. You can fit up to a 15” laptop as well as a wide range of work essentials. You can also use this bag for overnight clothes or to show off around town. The small pocket is perfect for keeping small essentials such as cables or pen drives. We have updated the lining in the bag over the years. We have a gorgeous grey lining to give your bag a touch of modern style.

vintage leather satchel for women

If you are looking to upgrade your travel bag, the large Overlander would make the perfect choice. This bag is large enough to be used as hand luggage for your next long-haul flight, but is also compact enough to carry as an everyday bag. If you are looking for versatility in your next bag, the Scaramanga satchel is the bag for you.

The Canvas Collection

canvas backpack rucksack bag

We have introduced a wide range of canvas bags to our collection to ensure we cater to everyone. One of our most popular designs is the canvas and leather backpack. The large leather backpack is a reliable rucksack that will give you a touch of luxury on your next adventure. The main compartment will give you the opportunity to carry up to a 15” MacBook Pro and folders while on the go. We have added a front pocket to the canvas bag so you can keep your small essentials close to hand. The distressed canvas gives a beautifully natural feel that will ensure you fit in when exploring. If you are looking for a more compact version, the small canvas and leather backpack would make the perfect choice.

canvas backpack rucksack bag

The canvas holdall is a great travel bag that will reliably accompany you to every trip. The main compartment is big enough to fit clothes for a long weekend, as well as sufficient space to keep your laptop for a business trip.

mens leather bags by scaramanga

Leather Handbags

We have introduced a wide range of leather handbags to the Scaramanga family over the years, and the Britt Tote bag has to be one of our favourites! Add a chic look to your everyday look with this leather tote bag. The main compartment is big enough to fit your laptop and endless accessories to help you through your day. You will most definitely create bag envy with this leather bag.

leather bag

leather bag

The leather Bella bag is a classic design that is one of our favourite designs. It’s brilliant as a work or day bag but also stylish enough for a night out. This leather bag has one exterior zip pocket that will hold your phone and keys, while the interior is very roomy and will fit all daily essentials. Possibly the best handbag ever!

leather bag

We can’t wait to share our brand new summer collection with you! We have listened to the feedback from our collections so far and designed a range of bags that will cater to everyone! Stay tuned…

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