What is Marcopoloni?

Our goal is to bring people like you, who cherish and appreciate fine artistry, closer to the artisans who create them. Everything we offer is handmade by carefully-selected artisans who pour their love and pride into each piece of work.

Much as Marco Polo brought the Western world in contact with the treasures of the Far East in the late 13th century, Marcopoloni strives to put you in touch with beautiful handmade goods from around the world!

A Leather Key Chain with Royal Roots

The new red dragon key chain was an unplanned addition. One customer in Wales asked us to carry it because it is a symbol of Wales and it is featured on the Welsh flag. Like it’s green brother, it might burn a hole in your pocket! . . . → Read More: A Leather Key Chain with Royal Roots

An Interesting Stop While House Hunting

5692 Hollyleaf Lane, San Jose, CA 95118 is a crazy listing offered a a crazy price. But in this crazy Sillicon Valley real estate market anything goes and even this creative interior will likely sell for more than a very demanding asking price. . . . → Read More: An Interesting Stop While House Hunting

A Surprise Gift From Italy

A few weeks ago we got a surprise visit from Gianni’s cousin, who happens to live less than an hour away from our office, and he was bearing gifts from Italy! Oh my, what could it be? We opened it right away and it was a gift for our daughter Chiara: a small blue . . . → Read More: A Surprise Gift From Italy

The Companion I Never Expected

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I don’t like purses. Why? Well, the word “purse” ALWAYS implies that it is some sort of fashionable handbag that ladies carry. Any sort of bag a lady carries is automatically seen as a “purse”. That makes no sense to me. With that said, I am definitely not the type of person to carry . . . → Read More: The Companion I Never Expected

Why Only Bags Made in Italy?

At Marcopoloni, we care about products that express the artisan’s genius and creativity. We expect to find that anywhere in the world, but, since I am Italian, Italy has been a major focus for our searches. It helps that amazing leather craftsmanship abounds in Italy.

But I am sure that you are already . . . → Read More: Why Only Bags Made in Italy?

Four Years with My COLOMBO Distressed Leather Messenger Bag

I’ve been loving my COLOMBO Distressed Leather Messenger Bag for four years now and it is starting to look like a relationship that will last. . . . → Read More: Four Years with My COLOMBO Distressed Leather Messenger Bag

I Finally Got My LUCA Leather Belt

I waited a long time to get my LUCA Casual Leather Belt, but now it is here and it is in the size that I want. Now if I can just keep my belly from growing!! . . . → Read More: I Finally Got My LUCA Leather Belt