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Real Simple, December/January 2018

Real Simple | December/January 2018

Little Helpers: Six Smart Products to Make Your Life Easier

“CASSEROLE TO GO: Carry homemade lasagna (or a batch of warm cookies) with this handy poly-twill tote. It holds up to a 9-by-13-inch pan, withstands temps up to 250° F, and features sturdy handles that make transporting a cinch.” Shop The Hot Date casserole carrier

The Washington Post | March 8, 2018

D.C.’s style scene is growing, but politics still plays its part

“A crowd of women ... took to Georgetown on Monday night with designer purses draped across their arms to hear five Washington female entrepreneurs speak during a Creative Women in Business discussion at the SCOUT Bags showroom.” Read more

the fashion magpie Blog | March 7, 2018

Woman of Substance:
Deb Waterman Johns of SCOUT Bags

“A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a lovely lunch celebrating the launch of SCOUT’s spring bag collection, and I was completely awestruck by the founder, Deb Waterman Johns, when she stood to address the room of well-heeled ladies eating avocado toast.” Read more

HGTV Magazine, January 2018

HGTV Magazine | January 2018

Let's talk closets: Tips, tricks, and products to solve your organizing hang-ups

“[Use] baskets [to] house basics like tanks and T-shirts. No more search-and-rescue missions! Try this basket: Hang-10 Bin, 12.25"W x 9.5"D x 10.25"H, in High Line.” Shop The Hang-10 Bin

The Brown Closet Blog, March, 2018

The Brown Closet Blog | March 2018

Weekend Staycation With My New SCOUT Travel Bag

“This SCOUT travel bag is definitely my new travel companion and I can’t wait to put it to use when we take the kids on vacation for spring break.” Read More

Shop the Plus 1 foldable travel bag

Cups of Couture Blog, Feb. 28, 2018

Cups of Couture Blog | Feb. 28, 2018

Always Travel with a Plus 1

“I’m always looking for the perfect travel bag. But have never really found one until now. I’m so excited to be working with SCOUT to share their most popular and best selling travel bag, the Plus 1.” Read More

Shop the Plus 1 foldable travel bag

WTOP.com | October 16, 2017

From Canal Street to Georgetown canals: Deb Johns brings color to DC

“Deb Waterman Johns worked as an assistant editor at Vogue during one of fashion’s most exciting times: the ’80s. “Everything was fantasy. It was ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ it was ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ and it was fantastic because it was surreal,” she said. Little did she know that a $3 plaid bag she purchased on Canal Street would change the course of her career from Manhattan editor to D.C. designer.” Read more

Framebridge Blog, September, 2017

Framebridge Blog | September 2017

This Dog is a Brand’s Best Friend

“Deb Waterman Johns, Founder and Creative Director of SCOUT, designs colorful, highly functional bags that transport anything and everything. She named SCOUT in honor of her pet dachshund. The brand’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. pays tribute to this tiny dog with a massive gallery wall.” Read more

HGTV.com, December 4, 2017

HGTV.com | December 4, 2017

3 Products to Pamper Your Pooch

“Durable all-weather woven material gets a fashion-forward update in this sturdy storage box that’s both lightweight and folds flat when not in use. Available in 2 sizes and 10 on-trend patterns so you can match your pup’s toy bin to your home’s decor to ensure their favorite squeaky or stuffy is always within reach.” Read more

Shop SCOUT Storage bins

Capital Women News | October 16, 2017

A Georgetown fashion designer tells all

“SCOUT evolved out of a need for a bag line accessible by the look, feel, and price point. We saw a need for ultra-lightweight and durable bags. We also wanted to inject a little bit of the unexpected and a little humor—like the dog on the logo. We had four little kids at the time, and these bags made a difference in daily and seasonal tasks.” Read more

OK Magazine, Aug 28, 2017

OK Magazine | August 28, 2017

Class Acts: Toting homework's a breeze with these cute backpacks

“Recommended item: SCOUT Back Story in Due South”

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Family Fun Magazine, August/September 2017

Family Fun Magazine | August/September 2017

Working It: Time to make your office space a happier place.

“Use SCOUT's Penterest to corral lipstick and loose pens.”

Shop the Penterest pencil case

BravoTV.com | June 19, 2017

10 Spill-Proof Ways to Drink Wine Outside This Summer

“Because we’re not going to stop drinking wine, but we also want to be outside. ...” Read more

Product featured: The Pleasure Chest soft cooler (Holds four wine bottles)

Modern Luxury DC Magazine, November 2017

Modern Luxury DC Magazine | November 2017

Hot List: Biggest Retail Hearts

“Ben and Deb Johns, co-owners of SCOUT bags, understand how difficult it is to grapple with medical expenses when a child has pediatric cancer. The Johns' own son, Bo, was diagnosed with lymphoma at age 11. During Bo's 87 days in Georgetown University Hospital, The Johns saw many families needing help financially.” Read more

Washington Life Magazine, October 2017

Washington Life Magazine | October 2017

Washington Social Diary: Go Bo Go! Beach Ball

“Everything but sand: SCOUT bags founders Deb and Ben Johns temporarily transformed the backyard of their Georgetown home into an all-out beach scene complete with strings of beach balls and enough swan floaties to fill their entire pool. Proceeds from the event support families struggling to cover pediatric cancer medical expenses at Georgetown University Hospital” Read more

WJLA News Channel 8 | May 5, 2017

Fit Pregnancy Magazine, June 2017

Fit Pregnancy Magazine | June 2017

Everybody in the Water! We've uncovered great beach and pool products...

“We just discovered SCOUT Bags and are in love. Creator Deb Waterman Johns knows the value of a really big, durable tote, because she's a mom of four! Here, the Original Deano gets a 2017 print update.”

Shop the Original Deano

Huffington Post | June 6, 2017

Women in Business Q&A: Deb Waterman Johns, SCOUT Bags

“Inspired by high-fashion storefronts while traveling in Milan, Deb Johns founded SCOUT with her husband Ben Johns in 2004, to create her own line of tote bags that perfectly blended fashion and function, without the designer price tag.” Read more

Washington Business Journal | May 11, 2017

How I ... Launched a fashion brand in D.C.

“An industry vet who launched her career at Vogue in the '80s, Deb Waterman Johns has seen D.C. slowly embrace the world of fashion—she thanks Michelle Obama for that—and her line of colorful, functional tote bags called SCOUT. Now, Johns is continuing to grow the nationally-recognized line while balancing her work as a private wardrobe consultant.” Read more

OK Magazine, May 15, 2017

OK Magazine | May 15, 2017

Pack it up: Whether you're going by plane, train, or automobile, these bags will help you travel in style

“SCOUT 4 Boys Bag in Sandbar: This durable, foldable can double as a trunk compartment on a road trip.”

Shop the 4 Boys Bag

Barack Obama’s tote bag

The Washington Post | March 6, 2017

Forget Trump’s wiretapping claims. Inquiring minds want to know about Barack Obama’s tote bag.

“A National Gallery museum rep tells us that the tote is a special-edition gift given to the museum’s members in celebration of the gallery’s 75th birthday. Inside Obama’s bag was an updated coffee-table book about the history of the museum. The recyclable tote was made by SCOUT, a Georgetown-based company.”

Product featured: Large Package gift bag. Shop Gift Bags

The DC Moms Blog | January 6, 2017

5 Things Making 2017 Better

“#2: A Good “Mom” bag: Here in Montgomery County, bags aren’t free, and I need an everyday bag that not only accommodates my essentials, but also a quick shop, and whatever random stuff my kids might pass onto me on any given day. SCOUT sent me their Pocket Rocket tote to try out. It’s got SIX deep pockets that can hold water bottles, toys, devices, balls, you name it. And the inside fits all of my things, my daughter’s things and about a dozen folded/small purchased items.” Read more

Washington.org | March 13, 2017

Made in DC: 20 Local Businesses That Deserve Your Attention

“SCOUT Bags ... creates bags and accessories with five things in mind: pattern (updated seasonally), function, durability, affordability and fun. Track down a store in the area or order online. Either way, you’ll be purchasing something cool from an innovative DC company.” Read more

Taste of the South Magazine, May/June 2017

Taste of the South Magazine | May/June 2017

Prep + Provisions: Our favorite potluck essentials

“Arrive at your next potluck in style with this casserole carrier. And it's not just fashionable--SCOUT's carrier keeps your favorite meals warn for 2 to 3 hours and will keep those icebox desserts frosty for 3 to 4 hours, even in the summer heat.”

Shop the Hot Date Casserole Carrier