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!

One Thing Is Better Than Two

I was walking at the mall while Chiara was attending a birthday party and I saw a sign outside of a restaurant that said: “TWO THINGS ARE BETTER THAN ONE”.


I don’t think so.

But that is the marketing logic that we have come to accept. Yet, I think, it should be challenged.

. . . → Read More: One Thing Is Better Than Two

In the spotlight: Antartidee!

Much attention is given to our beautiful leather handbags here at Marcopoloni. But we also carry lots of other handmade products you may not have discovered yet. One of our most unusual collections is the work of Antartidee. Based in Reggio Emilia, a city in Northern Italy, Antartidee artists Mauro and Roby and their . . . → Read More: In the spotlight: Antartidee!

Meeting Bahadir from The Baharra Design Studio

Vintage Design Tulip Ring

Sometimes providing good customer service opens up some unexpected opportunities. . . . → Read More: Meeting Bahadir from The Baharra Design Studio

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