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!

Etsy’s controversy makes us wonder: how do you know it’s really handmade?

One of the most successful websites to offer handmade, artisan products – Etsy – quietly changed its policies last Fall and allowed in manufacturers. One year later and the site is flooded with items like $3 wrap bracelets supposedly “handmade” in China. Many of the true artisans on Etsy have seen their business plummet . . . → Read More: Etsy’s controversy makes us wonder: how do you know it’s really handmade?

Maledetti Toscani

Maledetti Toscani upholds the idea that a product that says “made in Italy” should really be made in Italy. You have no idea how hard it is to find a partner that believes that and we are very happy to have found Maledetti Toscani. When we offer their products we know that we are offering authentic products–something that means everything to us. . . . → Read More: Maledetti Toscani

The Interview Sparked Some Thinking

The Marcopoloni Team as captured by the Campbell Reporter photographer

When Allison Williams with the Campbell Reporter set a time to come and interview us, Emi and I realized that we needed to get a few points across very clearly. We figured that Allison would want to know what drives us to be . . . → Read More: The Interview Sparked Some Thinking

What I Don’t Like About Italy

Italy is great, except for all the smokers and the way people wait in line. . . . → Read More: What I Don’t Like About Italy

Our Maledetti Toscani Shoes Are Almost Here

TOSTA Distressed Leather Silver Sneakers

Dealing with Italian customs is a frustrating experience, but handcrafted authentic Italian leather shoes is certainly a reason to stick it out. . . . → Read More: Our Maledetti Toscani Shoes Are Almost Here

Look Who’s New at Marcopoloni…

I’m thrilled to join Marcopoloni as the newest member of the team. Coming to the office every day means I have the chance to appreciate beautiful handmade artisan treasures, from rustic leather Campomaggi bags to delicate Murano glass figurines. But what really stands out at Marcopoloni is the care and attention that goes into . . . → Read More: Look Who’s New at Marcopoloni…

Campomaggi Bags Are One-Of-A-Kind

That’s right, it is nearly impossible, at least among distressed leather bags, for two Campomaggi bags to look alike. Take a look at the pictures of these three VALLA totes. They are supposed to all be the same color and yet they are all distinctly different. And this is not even an extreme example, the differences can be much greater. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi Bags Are One-Of-A-Kind

You Guys Are Still The Best Customer Service

Daniele and a Santarelli Leather Briefcase

We often get very complimentary e-mails from our customers regarding our customer service. An e-mail today inspired me to talk a little about myself and the leather briefcase I love the most. . . . → Read More: You Guys Are Still The Best Customer Service

A New Campomaggi Collection Is Arriving

When a new Campomaggi collection arrives we are very excited but that is when a lot of work begins. Unlike our competitors, we want to show you every single bag that arrives so that you can choose the one you want. This results in happier customers and sets Marcopoloni apart. . . . → Read More: A New Campomaggi Collection Is Arriving

Not enough cash upfront? Bill Me Later!

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How many times have you gone shopping on Marcopoloni.com when you come across THE perfect thing for you but you can’t quite afford it in full? Well, if you are a PayPal user, there is a program called Bill Me Later. How it essentially works is, you get a credit line approved by Comenity . . . → Read More: Not enough cash upfront? Bill Me Later!