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 Rose-Shaped Leather Hair Clip And Long Hair

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Because Chiara was at the office on Friday she prompted us to take pictures of our leather clips. I was very impressed with how beautiful they look! . . . → Read More: A Rose-Shaped Leather Hair Clip And Long Hair

A Jeweler’s Search For The Perfect Jewelry Box

Vintage Design Tulip Ring

Peroni “Luigi” Jewelry Box

You might know Baha. Baha is a jeweler in New York whose artisanship is amazing.

When it comes to delivering his more expensive masterpieces Baha needed something that even he couldn’t create. An outstanding jewelry box worthy of the treasure it holds.

When he came to me for . . . → Read More: A Jeweler’s Search For The Perfect Jewelry Box

Giudi Leather Wallets Are Selling Like Hot Cakes

The Giudi leather wallets are selling like hot cakes, in particular the CONTO. We can see why, it has all the features that our American male customers are looking for. . . . → Read More: Giudi Leather Wallets Are Selling Like Hot Cakes

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

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!

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

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

Why we post pictures of (almost) every Campomaggi bag we sell!

One of our 2015 goals at Marcopoloni is to continue posting individual photos of each Campomaggi bag for sale on our website. That means each actual bag, front and back, so that you can preview the exact bag before you buy it. You can see this in action when you go to add a . . . → Read More: Why we post pictures of (almost) every Campomaggi bag we sell!