Maxwell Scott Leather Backpack: Review + Giveaway

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My grandpa always used to say, “I’m too poor to buy cheap things.” As a little girl, his words made no sense to me. It took me years to understand what he meant. But he was so right! All the shop, buy, break, repeat routine bores me. And I prefer to have a long-term relationship with the items I wear rather than a one-night love affair.
Maxwell Scott Sparano Leather Backpack

Quality never runs out of fashion; the guys at Maxwell Scott Bags seem to know this pretty well. A quick look at their website, revealed a wide array of beautiful bags and accessories, for both gents and ladies.
The UK-based luxury brand offers a wide range of items, from leather briefcases for the corporate men to chic backpacks for the globetrotter woman. Obviously, the travel section got me instantly hooked and curious to get my hands on one of their fine leather backpacks.

Maxwell Scott Sparano Leather Backpack

What makes the Maxwell Scott merchandise stand out is the unique combination of classic English design and quality Italian leather and craftsmanship. They only employ vegetable tanned leather following a technique passed over half a millennia from one generation of Italian artisans to another. This method uses the bark of chestnut trees, and the result is high quality, elegant products that can be worn for decades. In fact, each of Maxwell Scott’s products comes with a 25-year warranty!

Maxwell Scott Sparano Leather Backpack

I fell in love with the Sparano backpack right away. It is an elegant yet casual item that can complement almost any outfit. It comes with a small zipped pocket inside and a larger external compartment for easy access. It feels smooth to the touch, yet sturdy, and the quality of the leather can be easily appreciated.
Truth is, the Sparano is a head turner. Every little detail was taken great care of and every stitch evenly spaced. I love its sleek looks! I can’t wait to wear this light backpack on ALL my future city breaks! And by the looks of it, we will probably be very good friends for many years to come.
Maxwell Scott Sparano Leather Backpack
Maxwell Scott Sparano Leather Backpack

I’ve partnered with Maxwell Scott to give away one of their gorgeous Sparano backpacks worth £202. All you have to do is enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter and follow through as many of the optional entries as you want. Don’t forget that you can come back daily for more entries. The lucky winner will be announced via the email provided.

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211 Responses

  1. Patrícia M.
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    To my travel around Italy 🙂

  2. gina camacho
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    Anywhere, it's so easy to take on and small xx perfect for summer xx

  3. susan
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    I would take it to the greek island of kos x

  4. Natalie Crossan
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    I'd take it to paris x

  5. James
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    Daughter would love this

  6. Naomi Shapiro
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    Urban hiking!

  7. Lucie Aiston
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    I would take it everywhere! Its gorgeous!

  8. lempers
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    on weekend walks and breaks

  9. helen spillett
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    I would take it everywhere…brilliant when you're always left carrying the beach things/ picnic/bikes/scooters/ cuddly toys …..

  10. samdaleo
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    I would take it everywhere, from local trips to the grocery store, to all the way across the country on vacation!

    Samantha (samdaleo)

  11. Lyndsey Beckford
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    On holiday to Spain It would be perfect 🙂

  12. Krenbo
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    My daughter would love this

  13. Krenbo
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    My daughter would love this

  14. Mandy Southgate
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    Ooooh, I'd take it to Strasbourg and Guernsey and Catalunya!

  15. Missy
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    I would use it to travel through Europe!

  16. Nate Fuller
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    I would take it to my girlfriend and give it to her! She wants a nice backpacks for getting out in the summer with the kids.

  17. Carrie Wilson
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    To Barcelona 🙂

  18. Would have to be baby stuff haha!

  19. Šimon Uhlíř
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    Italy of course!

  20. Dan Pickard
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    London trip in June

  21. Usha Somrah
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    I'd take to the beach in Mauritius

  22. Florencia Yong
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    anytime, anywhere when I'll be out for the whole day with someone.

  23. Anonymous
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    To Sunny Greece and when clothes shopping at home

  24. Elena Rudaya
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    To the beach on the South of Russia

  25. T Iv.
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    To Italy

  26. The Bouncy Frog
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    I would take it on the days out we will plan!

  27. jade
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    To the beach

  28. Julie-anne Martin
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    I would take everywhere I go

  29. Ghazala Naseem
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    Nice Give away .Beautiful bag , wish to win , Done all steps.

  30. Anonymous
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    I would take it everywhere.

  31. Jerrica Evans
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    I would take it to the beach.

  32. Susan B
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    I've always used backpacks in preference to big, clumpy handbags so I'd take my Sparano backpack everywhere this summer!

  33. Anonymous
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    Brilliant prize

  34. Nickie
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    I'd take it to work everyday!

  35. T Gyorgy
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    I'd take it for trips in the woods

  36. Michelle Rayner
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    Canada to visit my firend

  37. Candace Galan-Calderon
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    To the local festivals.

  38. Amy Mitchell
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    I would take it to Field Day festival with me!

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  39. nrobak
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    everywhere

  40. shirlz51
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    CORNWALL

  41. Dale Hunsberger
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    Everywhere! But to the beach with my grandson for sure!

  42. Vera Bahounkova
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    I would take it to Paris

  43. Anonymous
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    I'd give it to my daughter who'd take it on her various travels. @jaizduck

  44. Nancy Bradford
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    I'd take it on holiday to France with me.

  45. maddogs
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    pretty much everywhere because it's both stylish and practical

  46. Divya Asha
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    I'd take this Sparano backpack during a picnic with my family 🙂

  47. Kim Neville
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    Out and about wherever I go

  48. Rhian Nelmes
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    I would take it to Spain on holiday in August. Can't wait!

  49. Janine Atkin
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    id take it everywhere!

  50. Ksyusha Fitz
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    Everywhere. Its so lovely! I would be proud to wear it everywhere I go with my toddler.

  51. Susana Marc
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    I would take it on our next family holiday to carry a few essentials .

  52. theresia hipos
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    this is my oh so birthday wish! nice leather backpack

  53. david cavender
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    To summer holiday in Portugal

  54. Reah
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    I am heading to New. York in a couple of months and this would be perfect!

  55. RANDI COOK
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    I'd take it to the beach with me!

  56. Stephanie Phelps
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    I will be taking it everywhere like the mountains on a cruise with me!

  57. Wanda Bergman
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    I would take it overseas on my next vacation.

  58. isabel magalhaes
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    I would take it to PORTO

  59. sheridarby
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    Walking along the Kent coast

  60. Student Nurse
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    I would take this gorgeous pack to school with me!

  61. Eleanor Powell
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    I'd use it as my daily bag

  62. cristi andreea
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    take it everywhere

  63. Rusthawk
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    A day trip to New Orleans!

  64. Mandi Davison
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    The War and peace revival in Folkstone in July!

  65. Anonymous
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    I would take it on vacation

  66. barbiedoll99
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    I would take it on all my travels here in Australia and around the world.

  67. barbiedoll99
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    I love the look of this "Maxwell Scott" LEATHER Backpack. It would last a lifetime as it is made of good quality leather. So handy and so fashionable. Just ADORE IT.

  68. PCBT
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    I'd take it to places I've never been to before 🙂

  69. Birdie Bee
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    I would take it with me everywhere as well as on the plane when I fly to see a good friend. This is so awesome.

  70. ikkinlala
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    I'd take it to a local music festival.

  71. Gill H
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    Everywhere. I think I would, eventually, have to get emergency services to remove it from my arm with surgical precision.

  72. pippirose
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    I'd take it everywhere!

  73. Jennifer W
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    We just moved to a new city and plan to do lots of exploring this summer! This would be a perfect take-along 🙂

  74. Evgeniya Retskaya
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    Would take it everywhere

  75. mandala
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    I would bring it to Florida when I visit my cousins. Thanks!

  76. Aparna Singh
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    Goa! ^_^

  77. Jennifers Deals
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    I would take this everywhere I go. It would make a great pack to carry around everything I need and everything that my children need.

  78. CharlieMouse
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    I would take it everywhere I go!

  79. Maureen Cadorna
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    I need this in my life! So cute and unique! I will so proudly wear this one than another Jansport.

  80. To the park when i go picnic with my hubby and kids =)

  81. Maly
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    Ill use this bag when we go to Asturias this summer

  82. Imenka Doe
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    To beautiful Adriatic sea 🙂

  83. Maureen Mallea
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    I'd take it on Holiday – great for travelling- then use it everyday once back home.

  84. Lawrence Westfall
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    I wouldn't take it anywhere – my wife would lay claim to it.

  85. Audra O'Hara
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    I would take this everywhere; especially out shopping with my daughter.

  86. Anonymous
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    I would take it everywhere with pride

  87. Shandi Messmer
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    I would take this to the lake!

  88. Emma Gibson
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    On holiday to Gran Canaria.

  89. JessyPooh87
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    I would take it to New York.

  90. Debora
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    I'd take it to go to the park of during my interrail 🙂

  91. Alexey Petrov
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    I would take it to London in my trip this summer 🙂

  92. leian lubrico
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    i would love to take it to the beach <3

  93. Mai T.
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    I'd love to take it to our Iceland trip this summer!

  94. Judy Thomas
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    I would take it everywhere!

  95. va
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    canada or morocco

  96. Tiana Ba
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    Would take it everywhere, what a great bag!
    email: labrasile@libero.it

  97. samantha.tedesco
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    Seaside, of course
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

  98. Adriana G
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    I would take it when i travel and when i go to the beach.

  99. Sara Trojaniello
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    Everywhere, obvious! 😛

  100. Silvia Poço
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    I would take it everywhere!

  101. Marta K
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    Hello!
    Is this open internationally?
    Thank you!

    • Laura
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      Yes, it is 🙂

    • Marta K
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      Thank you 🙂

  102. Xenia Pilevina
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    take it everywhere

  103. Luna Salazar
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    To the beach!

  104. I would take it to the seaside! I love this backpack so much!

  105. Giselle90
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    In Rio de Janeiro Brazil! And…rrrruuuuumbaaaa!! 😉

    Diana Sanabria.

  106. Becky Z
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    I would use to it go shopping and to school! 🙂 It's perfect for everything, really.

  107. Debbie Snell
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    I would take it with me when I go camping with the family in Coromandel New Zealand if I was a lucky winner 🙂

  108. Anaiah Jandhi
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    I would bring it to my home and show my parents my luck 🙂

  109. Tanya Soyer
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    I will take it to my trip to Odessa!

  110. Megan Shrimpe
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    I'd take it on my trip to New Zealand!

  111. Astra
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    I will take it with me to my trip to Barcelona ( :

  112. Nicolthe pickle
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    I would take it out on family vacation to Saint Andrews by the Sea.

  113. Sakshi B
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    I haven't travelled so much.. so I hope this will be my lucky bag to travel the world! 🙂

  114. Taryn Bennett
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    Travelling around Atlantic Canada

  115. Holly Thomas
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    It would go everywhere with me!

  116. meki
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    I would take that to the office just to remind me of good times, fun and freedom, even at work 🙂

    Melody Kay Carolino

  117. Cristina
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    I would take it in your summer vacation, in Greece

  118. Taylor Hawkins
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    Anywhere adventure takes me!

  119. Irina G.
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    I would take it to Sozopol!)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  120. Ying Ying
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    I have never been to summer vacation and this summer is my first summer vacation. I'm head jekylle island in Georgia and I'm going to wear that there in the beach.

  121. Christine Caple
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    On lots of walks around Cornwall.

  122. Mary María
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    Interrail trip!! It's perfect!!

  123. Catarina Paulo
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    I would take it everywhere!! It's perfect! 🙂

  124. Aleah
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    I would take it everywhere with me, it's great for city walks!

  125. Tea Sainovic
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    I'd take it when I go for a walk in the evening. 🙂

  126. Petra Black
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    To the seaside 🙂

  127. Natalie B.
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    Hi! I would take it on a planned mini-vacay with my Sister the end of June. Of course, everywhere else too! Thank-you. 🙂

  128. Bee W Bedard
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    I would take it every where 🙂

  129. Laurels Bruner
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    I would take it absolutely everywhere!

  130. bn100
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    a hike

  131. clairew137
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    the Lake District.

  132. Dawn Monroe
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    I would take it to my nieces graduation and to girls night out.

  133. Marilyn
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    I would take it on our summer vacation — going somewhere for 2 weeks in July but haven't decide where we are going. I would also use it daily and carry it to work.

  134. Bridgett wilbur
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    I would take this every wheres with me I just love it 🙂

  135. Stephanie LaPlante
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    I would take it absolutely everywhere. It would look great on the back of my wheelchair!

  136. jill190
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    Niragra Fall is the place I want to take the bag.

  137. Jayne
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    I'd take it to the moon and back.

  138. Dominique Ralf
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    I would take it everywhere, but particularly on a trip to France. Very chic!

  139. Tiddles12
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    I would take it to Phoenix Arizona if we get around to booking our flights!

  140. Sherrie Cruson
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    I would be taking it to Oregon and Washington state. Thanks for the contest 🙂

  141. intensev5
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    camping!
    Entry form: Marlene V.

  142. Heather D.
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    It would be my writing pack and my coffee shop companion.

  143. Anonymous
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    I would take it with me everywhere!

  144. Tooth Fairy
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    I would take it to Mt. Whistler resort. ☺

  145. Karla S
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    I would take it anywhere and everywhere I go!

  146. Luminous Angel
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    I would take this durable backpack on a road trip to the West Coast this summer! 😉

  147. Jonna Deel
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    What a wise expression! It's true; you save yourself money in the long run. Granted, it takes tone to collect quality pieces, and we live in an "instant gratification" time. I've tried to embrace this style of living, one piece at a time. The leather backpack looks like a lovely one…I'd use it while toting my babies about so I could be hands free.

  148. Cahley T-T
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    I would like to take it to Tofino on Vancouver Island!

  149. pinksuzanne
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    I would be taking it with me when we go to the Calgary Stampede this summer.

  150. Anonymous
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    Bailey Dexter I would love this great bag as my "go to" one for the summer, traveling back & forth to my grandson home & every where!

  151. chris z
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    i would take it on vacation

  152. Arabella
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    Everywhere so people would see I had good taste, or at least a good bag 😉

  153. I would take it everywhere—from normal days at work to a day at the beach!

  154. Natalie
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    I would take it to Georgia when I go down there this summer for a wedding.

  155. Anonymous
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    This is cute and classy…Teynese45

  156. Federica Arosio
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    I'll take to Budapest 🙂

  157. Kimberly O
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    I would take it on our vacation to Annapolis, MD. Thanks!

  158. Mariana Peixoto
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    I would to take to a "family quality time" event. We like some sea foods restaurants in a near city on weekends… It also looks great to the "full day together" from when parents who live far come, we go from a activity to another and this backpack looks just right for it.

  159. Sophia M
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    I would take it everywhere.

  160. Ruth Harwood
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    Walking in the lakes perhaps xx

  161. JaLisa Brown
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    I would take mine hiking at the US National Whitewater Center!

  162. Melanie Lamb
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    I'd wear it to the beaches in SC where I'll be moving shortly! Love it!

  163. Kevin Cozens
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    I'd take it on hols to Cornwall 🙂

  164. Isis1981uk
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    On lots of day trips with my family

  165. D Johnson
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    I would take it on vacation.

  166. Angela Treadway
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    Anywhere lol x

  167. Paula Readings
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    Every time we go anywhere for the day

  168. Anita Kennett
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    My daughter is going to college and working,so this would be extremely helpful to her.thanks so much for sharing.

  169. James Robert
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    I'd give to my sister who is always taking her 3 kids various places to visit

  170. Debby Brown
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    With a bag like this I would be likely to take it pretty much everywhere, though maybe avoiding taking it on any trips where it might get damaged! The bag might even get lucky with a trip to Wales and my better half's family cottage there. Along with all the other entrants I shall be keeping my fingers firmly crossed hoping for some luck to win this highly desirable prize.

  171. Lana Bradstream
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    I would take it to Valley Fair

  172. Nicole
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    Studying in Italy

  173. Kirstie
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    I'd love to take it to California when I return home late this summer!

  174. To the beach, farmer's markets, yard sales and vacation!

  175. TamaraGruber
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    Iceland!

  176. rana durham
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    to the park to hike the trail

  177. peter campbell
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    on my awaydays by train

  178. Katie
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    I would take this bag on my upcoming trip to Sweden this summer. It would be perfect!

  179. Mary Chez
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    I would take it to the New Forest on holiday

  180. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
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    to a holiday on Turkey

  181. Helen Hodgson
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    I take this bag to London!

  182. Jenna
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    This is a gorgeous backpack. I would take it to the wine country here in California, with my camera and other necessities inside.

  183. carol clark
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    would take it to houston with me or austin

  184. peg42
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    I would love this for when we travel by train to my Dads. This would really come in handy.

  185. Lisa T
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    I would take it on vacation.

  186. laura banks
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    off on my hols to somerset

  187. Jayne
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    That's a lovely bag, I'd taken it to Scotland when we go on holiday.

  188. frances hopkins
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    Brilliant I'd use that everyday!!

  189. Stephanie
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    everywhere – would become my daily bag!

  190. Anonymous
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    Most places that I manage to go / explore. Maybe The Scottish Parliament, London :- maybe visiting Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussaud's, etc.

    Rachel Craig

  191. Pearl Davison
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    It is so gorgeous I'd probably take it to bed!

  192. Daniel M
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    would take it everywhere! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  193. ginette4
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    I would take it to the beach, on my travels to my sister's and I would also take it to all my appointments

  194. poncall
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    Lovely bag,backpacks are great for me because I ride a scoooter.♥

  195. clair downham
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    hopefully somewhere wrm on holiday

  196. Inkie Squid
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    I'd give it to my daughter to take on trips to the beach and wherever else she goes with her friends.

  197. Nicki Evans
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    To the beach!

  198. Abigail
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    I would take it to the beach, on walks with my family, to the park with my stepdaughter, literally everywhere! It's so convenient!

  199. Caitlyn
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    That baby would be going to New Orleans with me!

  200. Lucy McClure
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    On summer holiday, not quite sure where yet.

  201. tracy sinclair
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    I would take it on our next family holiday to carry a few essentials, it looks very smart x

  202. I would take the Sparano leather backpack from Maxwell Scot everywhere with me, I HOPE my husband is well enough so I can take the backpack and him to Crete. 😉

  203. Tibby
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    Take it to Gatcombe Horse Trials – Joanne Beale

  204. maci234
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    take it everywhere

  205. susan younger
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    On a plane to Seattle

  206. Tania Atfield
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    Would take it everywhere, what a great bag!

  207. Tracy K Nixon
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    To the Isle of Arran for when we go hill walking!

  208. Kabikaj
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    I would take it to Stockholm!

  209. latanya t
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    I would take it to the park, beach, and any other family outings.