Disclaimer: Beautiful Touches received product from SCOUT, to facilitate this posting. No monetary compensation was exchanged. All opinions expressed are those of the author.
One question we get asked a lot is how the name ‘SCOUT’ came to be. Our Creative Director Deb loved the name ever since she was a kid and read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Years later when Demi Moore and Bruce Willis named their own daughter after Lee’s narrator, Deb decided instead that “Scout” would be the perfect name for the Johns family’s wire-haired Dachshund. It was with Scout and Deb’s mother’s words (“We know God has a sense of humor because he invented the Dachshund”) that the Bungalow company brought the name ‘SCOUT’ into its brands, with the tail-wagging Dachshund as its icon. Just as Scout suggests in our logo, the brand centers around the idea of an ‘on the go’ lifestyle… Wherever you’re headed – be it on vacation, to a game, to a party – SCOUT’s right there to support your busy life.
The original idea for SCOUT bags came from the plaid commodity shopping bag used by street vendors to transport their merchandise; we then located a version of the same bag in a high-end boutique in Milan that, in comparison, had a high-fashion finish of a leather bottom and handles – this was the inspiration behind the Original Deano tote! We’d found our niche for functional, fashionable, affordable bags, and SCOUT was born. Presently we feature 500+ new products throughout the year, with a smaller collection of gift items available in the winter.
So many awesome products to choose from!
- Accessories – Cosmetic Bags, Poches & Catchalls / Wallets & Wristlets / Keychains & Luggage Tags
- Bags – Totes / Crossbody / Beach / Shoulder / Travel / Backpacks
- Coolers – Lunch / Party / Picnic / Casserole Carriers
But, what I want to share with you today is, the rugs they sent me to replace the ones that got left behind. They are perfect for our new place.
I love the pattern – love the color – love that they are so easy to care for! I go over them with the vacuum, and lightly with a wet mop.
Should they ever need deep cleaning, I’ll pop them into the washing machine, and then lay them over a bench to dry. Their low,profile means that our front door opens and closes easily, and since they are non-skin, they stay in place. For a seamless look, SCOUT offers 13 (yes thirteen) different styles of bags in the same pattern!