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 special July 4th treat

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I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th! I’ve been experimenting with baking a lot recently so I decided to spend a part of my day off making a pie from scratch! Cooking is one of my biggest passions in life and I happen to be pretty decent at it. Besides, how much . . . → Read More: A special July 4th treat

Thoughts on the Forlanini

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I’m back with a small update! It has been probably 6 months or so since I first got my Forlanini. The biggest thing that caught my attention was how nicely the leather has broken in. I mean, it looks even better than brand new! The leather is much softer, it has slightly darkened in . . . → Read More: Thoughts on the Forlanini

Customer service? You got it.

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Shopping online can be difficult for a number of reasons–photos don’t do the colors justice, size can be hard to gauge, the product you’re looking at might not suit you, etc. Whatever it is, not being able to physically examine the item makes everything more complicated, and we understand that.

A couple of days . . . → Read More: Customer service? You got it.

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

Vroom vroom!

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Ever wanted to buy that nice Italian car you’ve been dreaming about? Well, I believe you are in luck! Last week, we received a Gianni shipment with some brand new products. Yes, including a car! We even held a Facebook contest giving away a free car key chain in the color of your choice . . . → Read More: Vroom vroom!

Valentine’s Day

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Ahh…Valentine’s Day. The day that represents love and all that embodies it. That much is true but depending on who you ask about the origins of Valentine’s Day, the stories may not be too consistent, if at all. One person may tell you that it all started with a priest by the name of . . . → Read More: Valentine’s Day

Is it just me or is my shelf dripping?

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Unique dripping wall shelf by Antartidee.

 

When Emi and Daniele left me for a month to go on a business trip to Italy, they met with several potential new vendors. The most distinct vendor of them all was Antartidee. I was barely able to hide my excitement when I was first presented . . . → Read More: Is it just me or is my shelf dripping?

The Revolution Begins! (with our Zavatti backpacks)

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Daniele and Anita pose with the actual backpacks that shipped to the set of the new NBC TV series, “Revolution”

Very recently, we received an order for two ZAVATTI leather backpacks from a brand new TV series, Revolution, written by Eric Kripke. For those of you who follow TV shows often, you might . . . → Read More: The Revolution Begins! (with our Zavatti backpacks)