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!

2011 Festa Coloniale Italiana

We had a lot of fun at the Festa Coloniale Italiana in San Francisco this past weekend. It was our first time participating in an event like this, and other than the hairy moment we had when the wind just about blew our tent away, we had a fantastic time meeting and chatting with . . . → Read More: 2011 Festa Coloniale Italiana

Our new Campomaggi Forum is now live!

We are excited to announce that due to popular demand, we have launched a Campomaggi forum! Here, Campomaggi bag owners, fans, and admirers can discuss the brand from different points of view – philosophical, practical, theoretical, and more.

2 New Caterina Lucchi Bags: a convertible clutch and a flower-motif handbag

We just posted two new Caterina Lucchi leather handbags and we are so excited about them both! . . . → Read More: 2 New Caterina Lucchi Bags: a convertible clutch and a flower-motif handbag

Kewpie Dolls: A Revelation

Kewpie Dolls at the Miyagawa Morning Market in Takayama

I came across these adorable Kewpie dolls at the Miyagawa Morning Market in Takayama, Japan. The dolls were not handmade, but they were wearing little handmade 浴衣(yukata, or a casual version of the kimono)! When I laid eyes upon them, they immediately brought me . . . → Read More: Kewpie Dolls: A Revelation

How Your Feedback Helps: Two Examples

Too often, a company will post an insincere comment about how they value their customers’ feedback, etc., but in reality, when you offer your opinion or suggestion, you get an apathetic “Uh-huh, OK.” in return.

At Marcopoloni, we want to let our customers know that we really DO listen, and DO take your feedback . . . → Read More: How Your Feedback Helps: Two Examples

How Can We Use Less Plastic?

The Movie “Bag It” inspired us to take a look at all the plastic that surround our lives and ask, “How can we reduce the amount of plastic we use?” . . . → Read More: How Can We Use Less Plastic?

Marcopoloni to Donate Proceeds to Japan Relief Efforts

starting 5pm PDT on April 19, and through midnight PDT on May 8, Marcopoloni will donate 5% of net proceeds from our online sales to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund through GlobalGiving.org . . . → Read More: Marcopoloni to Donate Proceeds to Japan Relief Efforts

Excellent Customer Service – Say What?

The other day a friend of mine asked me for two examples of EXCELLENT customer service experiences that I had, for a project of his. Surely, I could think of two encounters that would qualify as excellent … or could I?? . . . → Read More: Excellent Customer Service – Say What?

What Makes a Good Ramen?

A good bowl of Ramen is more than the toppings or even the ingredients … it’s Ramen that embodies the spirit of its maker. . . . → Read More: What Makes a Good Ramen?

Super Simple and Quick Porcini Pasta

It may not exactly be restaurant-quality, but given the time and effort involved, this porcini pasta is deceptively good. This dish was gobbled up as quickly as it was made. . . . → Read More: Super Simple and Quick Porcini Pasta