This is a very useful size handbag/tote/work bag in a great quality thick red leather, as would be expected from a high end brand such as Aquascutum, in a deep cherry red colour, with the Aquascutum signature check piping to the edges and corners. It comes with the original Aquascutum dust bag, so obviously a well looked after bag. It is in very good to excellent condition rather than pristine, it has been used. The leather to the outside we would describe as excellent, no scratches or scuffs to the leather at all, it's in lovely condition but the underside of the handles, which are lined in plasticised aquascutum check fabric, do have some cracks from use and slight loss of shiny surface to the leather on top of the handles but unnoticable in use and do not detract from the appearance or functionality of the bag. The zip to close the bag works perfectly. The front of the bag has a large slip pocket the width of the bag. The cream fabric inside of the bag has fared less well than the outside, it is basically clean with no stains but it does have lots of pen marks. There is a zipped pocket and an early phone slip pocket (small and cute for the old Ericssons or flip phones!). The leather Aquascutum label is sewn into the lining.
A high quality tote bag from top end brand Aquascutum in a gorgeous colour and in a capacious size but not as large as a brief case. We love the bag, we love the colour and we love the quality. This would have been a very expensive bag back in the yuppie days and quality lasts. Whether the condition is gift quality is up to you and the giftee and how much of a vintage fan he/she is.
It is 9" x 11" x 4"