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!

Amazing Details Will Surprise You

Slipping Time Desk Clock

I talked about watching artisans create before. Now I focus on watching the details of their amazing creations. They are often unexpected and surprising–something that leads me to believe that our products deserve careful consideration. . . . → Read More: Amazing Details Will Surprise You

Unforgettable Toy Music Boxes: Listen To The Songs Available

I recently talked about how our music boxes stir up your past but at the time we did not have the songs available for you to listen. When we sent out our latest newsletter we introduced our new artisan, Sabatino e Catia, and we made sure to record all the songs that accompany our . . . → Read More: Unforgettable Toy Music Boxes: Listen To The Songs Available

Happy 12th Birthday Marcopoloni!

Another year has passed and it is fun to think about how much things have changed. A year ago Marco was still coming to the office three days a week, we hadn’t begun redesigning our Web site, and we hadn’t yet conceived our Campomaggi report that is so fun to read.

Now our home . . . → Read More: Happy 12th Birthday Marcopoloni!

The New Campomaggi Fall/Winter 2015 Collection – Part 1

DE AGOSTINI Camo Leather Asymmetrical Backpack

I have to hand it to Marco. Getting a new collection to explore every six months is very exciting and stimulating. Talking to our customers, you are also very excited about the new arrivals. What we have found over the years is that our initial impressions favor bags and accessories that our customers are . . . → Read More: The New Campomaggi Fall/Winter 2015 Collection – Part 1

A Stronger Dollar Means Lower Prices from Japan

Japanese Yunomi Tea Cup Set

After years of constantly rising, the Japanese yen has come all the way back to the exchange rate that feels normal to us. We can afford to buy from our Japanese artisans again! . . . → Read More: A Stronger Dollar Means Lower Prices from Japan

Watching A Skilled Artisan Create

Skilled artisanship is hard to explain. If you have never seen it you have to see it to fully comprehend it. We seek skilled artisans and we tell the world about their amazing feats. We also think that their creations are worth pursuing. . . . → Read More: Watching A Skilled Artisan Create

Carousel Music Boxes Fondly Stir Up Your Past

Music boxes latch on to memories and our hearts. Sabatino and Catia’s rotating music boxes are inspired by their life experiences, which are also our life experiences. Because they make each by hand, these music boxes are a unique gift that will be personally cherished for a lifetime. . . . → Read More: Carousel Music Boxes Fondly Stir Up Your Past

Work Harder, Not Smarter, with This Antartidee Desk Clock

An elegant and stylish desk clock elevates the work environment in many ways. I like my Slipping Time desk clock and, yes, it does help me work harder, not smarter. . . . → Read More: Work Harder, Not Smarter, with This Antartidee Desk Clock

Today’s Catch: Volkswagen!

Caveat Emptor is nearly impossible today because of the complexity of global manufacturing. We try to vet our artisan and found that the best way to do so is by meeting them face to face often over the years. . . . → Read More: Today’s Catch: Volkswagen!

Comparing Gianni’s Classic Italian Leather Keychains

Classic Italian Leather Keychains

Among classic leather keychains, the Snaplink is my favorite, but there are compelling reasons to choose the Giamaicano or Classico instead. . . . → Read More: Comparing Gianni’s Classic Italian Leather Keychains