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Frank Smythson made history in 1908 when he created the world’s first practical, portable diary. Affectionately nicknamed ‘the Panama hat of books’, the diary broke the mould with its Featherweight paper and pliable binding, enabling it to be squashed, folded and rolled without becoming misshapen. From its stitched spine and supple leather binding to the clean, crisp leaves of gilded Featherweight paper, Frank’s original design remains virtually unchanged to this day. From the Panama diary with its iconic cross-grain leather to our collection of travel accessories, each bears the hallmark of Smythson’s unrivalled quality and the quintessence of craftsmanship. Pocket diaries are perfect for those on the go, while mid-size diaries such as the Soho are ideal for keeping even the busiest schedules on track from the office to after-work drinks, slipping perfectly into a handbag. Large diaries are at home on the desk and are ideal for organising your thoughts and calendar with a separate section just for notes, while organisers are a stylish way to enclose your meetings and schedules.

Each Smythson diary is carefully curated, with a wide selection of various shapes, sizes and layouts designed to be your personal companion. Whether you’re a pragmatist looking for a discreet pocket diary or a busy socialite looking to organise your busy schedule.

Read more about how our diary selection can be tailored to your tastes, hobbies and interests.

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‘Once a person uses one of our diaries they never let it down… or I should say… it never lets them down’

Neillie Smythson, 1942

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  • This season, the colour palette is updated in sumptuous plum and poinsettia red, while styles coalesce to form a refined collection for even the most discerning of connoisseurs. For the perfect finishing touch, items can be personalised with initials stamped in gold or silver leaf to make your selection truly personal.

In the
Collection

  • Luxury Leather 2016 Portobello Diary

    Features

    For the corporate clique – A desk diary with lots of character, with the perfect balance of corporate agenda and notes at the back for inspiration. Explore more desk agendas and colours.
    • Poinsettia red 2016 diary in printed calf leather.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Week-to-view layout with end notes.
    • Slip pocket.
    • Product code: 1014547
    • Dimensions: W21 x H26cm/W8.5 x H10"
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Mara Collection

    Offering our widest selection of accessories, this collection of calf leather pieces wears its glossy crocodile print with contemporary style for a seamlessly luminous finish.
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Portobello Diary

    Features

    For the corporate clique - A desk agenda with lots of character, with the perfect balance of corporate agenda and notes at the back for inspiration. Explore more desk agendas and colours.
    • Plum 2016 agenda in printed calf leather.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Week-to-view layout with end notes.
    • Slip pocket.
    • Product code: 1014548
    • Dimensions: W21 x H26cm/W8.5 x H10"
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Mara Collection

    Offering our widest selection of accessories, this collection of calf leather pieces wears its glossy crocodile print with contemporary style for a seamlessly luminous finish.
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Soho Diary

    Features

    For the agenda lover - With week-to-view on the left and a full 'to do list' to the right, the Soho is the ideal companion for life. Explore more mid-size agendas and colours.
    • Poinsettia red 2016 agenda in printed calf leather.
    • Week-to-view layout with notes page.
    • End notes.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Slip pocket.
    • Dimensions: W14 x 19.5cm/W5.5 x H8"
    • Product Code: 1014556
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Mara Collection

    Offering our widest selection of accessories, this collection of calf leather pieces wears its glossy crocodile print with contemporary style for a seamlessly luminous finish.
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Soho Diary

    Features

    For the agenda lover - With week-to-view on the left and a full 'to do list' to the right, the Soho is the ideal companion for life. Explore more mid-size agendas and colours.
    • Plum 2016 agenda in printed calf leather.
    • Week-to-view layout with notes page.
    • Runs from November 2015 to January 2017.
    • End notes.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Slip pocket.
    • Dimensions: W14 x 19.5cm/W5.5 x H8"
    • Product Code: 1014558
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Mara Collection

    Offering our widest selection of accessories, this collection of calf leather pieces wears its glossy crocodile print with contemporary style for a seamlessly luminous finish.
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Soho Diary

    Features

    For the agenda lover - With week-to-view on the left and a full 'to do list' to the right, the Soho is the ideal companion for life. Explore more mid-size agendas and colours.
    • Poinsettia red 2016 agenda in printed calf leather.
    • Week-to-view layout with notes page.
    • Runs from November 2015 to January 2017.
    • End notes.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Slip pocket.
    • Enamelled gold-finish slide.
    • Dimensions: W14 x 19.5cm/W5.5 x H8"
    • Product Code: 1014559
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Mara Collection

    Offering our widest selection of accessories, this collection of calf leather pieces wears its glossy crocodile print with contemporary style for a seamlessly luminous finish.
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Fashion Diary With Slide

    Features

    For catwalk goers and creative types - Jam-packed with Smythson's picks for the four fashion capitals - where to eat, drink, shop and pamper. Explore more mid-size agendas.
    • Poinsettia red 2016 agenda in printed calf leather.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Day Per Page layout.
    • Runs from November 2015 to January 2017.
    • Pocket.
    • Enamelled gold-finish slide.
    • Dimensions: W11 x H13.5cm / W4.5 x H5.25"
    • Product Code: 1014530
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Mara Collection

    Offering our widest selection of accessories, this collection of calf leather pieces wears its glossy crocodile print with contemporary style for a seamlessly luminous finish.
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Fashion Diary With Slide

    Features

    For catwalk goers and creative types - Jam-packed with Smythson's picks for the four fashion capitals - where to eat, drink, shop and pamper. Explore more mid-size agendas.
    • Plum 2016 agenda in printed calf leather.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Week to view layout.
    • Runs from January 2016 to January 2017.
    • Pocket.
    • Enamelled gold-finish slide.
    • Dimensions: W11 x H13.5cm / W4.5 x H5.25"
    • Product Code: 1014535
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Mara Collection

    Offering our widest selection of accessories, this collection of calf leather pieces wears its glossy crocodile print with contemporary style for a seamlessly luminous finish.
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Fashion Diary Day per Page

    Features

    For catwalk goers and creative types - Jam-packed with Smythson's picks for the four fashion capitals - where to eat, drink, shop and pamper. Explore more mid-size agendas.
    • Charcoal agenda bound in cross-grain lambskin.
    • Day-per-page layout.
    • Runs from November 2015 to January 2017.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Slip pocket.
    • Dimensions: W11 x H13.5cm / W4.5 x H5.25"
    • Product code: 1014529
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Mara Collection

    Offering our widest selection of accessories, this collection of calf leather pieces wears its glossy crocodile print with contemporary style for a seamlessly luminous finish.
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Wafer Diary

    Features

    For the minimalist on the move - the wafer is our smallest and most flexible agenda, for storing effortlessly away in bag or pocket. Explore more pocket agendas and colours.
    • Red 2016 pocket agenda in cross-grain lambskin.
    • Week-to-view layout.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Slip pocket.
    • Product code: 1014596
    • Dimensions: W5 x H8cm/W2 x H3"
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Panama Collection

    Frank Smythson made history in 1908 when he created the world’s first practical, portable diary. Affectionately nicknamed ‘the Panama hat of books’, the diary broke theRead more...
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Wafer Diary with pocket and gilt pencil

    Features

    For the minimalist on the move - the wafer is our smallest and most flexible agenda, for storing effortlessly away in bag or pocket. Explore more pocket agendas and colours.
    • Cobalt pocket agenda bound in cross-grain lambskin.
    • Week-to-view layout.
    • Runs from November 2015 to January 2017.
    • Tuck closure with gold pencil.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Dimensions: W7 x H10.5cm / W3 x 4"
    • Product code: 1014594
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Panama Collection

    Frank Smythson made history in 1908 when he created the world’s first practical, portable diary. Affectionately nicknamed ‘the Panama hat of books’, the diary broke theRead more...
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Wafer Diary with bound in Address Book

    Features

    For the minimalist on the move - the wafer is our smallest and most flexible agenda, for storing effortlessly away in bag or pocket. Explore more pocket agendas and colours.
    • Navy pocket agenda bound in cross-grain lambskin.
    • Week-to-view layout.
    • Runs from November 2015 to January 2017.
    • Address section.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Dimensions: W7 x H10.5cm / W3 x 4"
    • Product code: 1014593
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Panama Collection

    Frank Smythson made history in 1908 when he created the world’s first practical, portable diary. Affectionately nicknamed ‘the Panama hat of books’, the diary broke theRead more...
  • Luxury Leather 2016 Wafer Diary

    Features

    For the minimalist on the move - the wafer is our smallest and most flexible agenda, for storing effortlessly away in bag or pocket. Explore more pocket agendas and colours.
    • Yellow 2016 pocket agenda in cross-grain lambskin.
    • Week-to-view layout.
    • Gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
    • Slip pocket.
    • Product code: 1014597
    • Dimensions: W5 x H8cm/W2 x H3"
    • Made in England.
    • Need help? Contact us

    The Panama Collection

    Frank Smythson made history in 1908 when he created the world’s first practical, portable diary. Affectionately nicknamed ‘the Panama hat of books’, the diary broke theRead more...