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 special July 4th treat

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I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th! I’ve been experimenting with baking a lot recently so I decided to spend a part of my day off making a pie from scratch! Cooking is one of my biggest passions in life and I happen to be pretty decent at it. Besides, how much . . . → Read More: A special July 4th treat

Thoughts on the Forlanini

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I’m back with a small update! It has been probably 6 months or so since I first got my Forlanini. The biggest thing that caught my attention was how nicely the leather has broken in. I mean, it looks even better than brand new! The leather is much softer, it has slightly darkened in . . . → Read More: Thoughts on the Forlanini

Customer service? You got it.

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Shopping online can be difficult for a number of reasons–photos don’t do the colors justice, size can be hard to gauge, the product you’re looking at might not suit you, etc. Whatever it is, not being able to physically examine the item makes everything more complicated, and we understand that.

A couple of days . . . → Read More: Customer service? You got it.

What Do I Need My Leather Bag to Carry, And Where?

Before I can pick a new Campomaggi bag I have to define what my needs are: what do I need to carry and where do I need to go. . . . → Read More: What Do I Need My Leather Bag to Carry, And Where?

Valentine’s Day

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Ahh…Valentine’s Day. The day that represents love and all that embodies it. That much is true but depending on who you ask about the origins of Valentine’s Day, the stories may not be too consistent, if at all. One person may tell you that it all started with a priest by the name of . . . → Read More: Valentine’s Day

Thank You!

We want to thank our customers and our vendors for being so good to us in 2012 and wish everyone a happy 2013. . . . → Read More: Thank You!

Posting More New Campomaggi Bags!

We love that we carry such a large collection of Campomaggi bags … But that means we are constantly adding new products. From taking photos to writing descriptions, it’s not an easy feat. But perhaps the hardest part is coming up with a good name for each bag that has meaning, that is . . . → Read More: Posting More New Campomaggi Bags!

Shirakawa-go: Worth a Visit!

Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

When we went to Japan last summer, I had high hopes of being able to take and post photos on the go. Of course, reality was a bit different, and here I am, 7 months later, getting around to posting one photo from the trip. This was . . . → Read More: Shirakawa-go: Worth a Visit!

I Dislike Leaf Blowers

I don’t like leaf blowers. Why are they used so much? Am I the only one to hate them? . . . → Read More: I Dislike Leaf Blowers

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