The SCOUT Story

Everyone has stuff, SCOUT gives you a place to put it. SCOUT is a family-owned, Washington, DC-based brand known for colorful bags that mix both function and fashion using original patterns and versatile designs.

It began with an ah-ha moment.

In the early 2000s, our Chief Creative Officer, Deb Waterman Johns, spotted a (very expensive) chic carryall bag in the window of a high-fashion store in Milan. She realized there was a need for stylish, functional tote bags at an affordable price point, accessible to all women, and she could be the one to fill it.

Designed with you in mind...

We’re committed to making lives easier, one bag (or two, or three) at a time. You have places to go, things to see, and stuff to carry—that’s where we come in. Our versatile products are designed to complement any lifestyle.

We celebrate life’s colorful adventures.

If our brand is one thing, it’s fun. We know how to celebrate our stuff and have fun with life’s adventures—those we look for and those that find us. A Maryland customer once called her SCOUT tote a “conquer-the-world bag,” and we couldn’t agree more.