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!

Local Visitors Welcome – Shop the Marcopoloni Store!

You probably only know us as an online retailer here at Marcopoloni. But, from time to time we get a phone call from someone who lives within driving distance of our office in Campbell (right next to San Jose, Calif.). It happened this week and when our customer, Cindy, came in she was extremely . . . → Read More: Local Visitors Welcome – Shop the Marcopoloni Store!

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!

Solving the tangled ear bud problem!

We’ve discovered a new use for the Molla Italian Leather Coin Purse, thanks to our customer Juliana F. It’s perfect for keeping your ear buds tangle free, and easy to locate in your handbag, briefcase, or on your desk.

The Molla is the perfect size for ear buds.

The Molla opens by . . . → Read More: Solving the tangled ear bud problem!

Murano glass in the spotlight – a George Clooney wedding gift!

The headlines thrilled us: ‘Amal Alamuddin’s Surprise $3,700 Wedding Gift to George Clooney Revealed!’ What was this pricey gift? None other than handmade Murano cocktail glasses – a whole set of the same glasses that they drank out of at a hotel at their Venice wedding.

We share in this appreciation of Murano . . . → Read More: Murano glass in the spotlight – a George Clooney wedding gift!

Dreaming of the BELLI bag by Campomaggi

The espresso-color BELLI bag looks beautiful with a casual or dressier outfit.

A long time ago, I worked for Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. I sold Kiehl‚Äôs skincare products in the cosmetics department. Directly across from cosmetics was the handbag section, where every day¬ I gazed ¬ upon the elegant and very expensive . . . → Read More: Dreaming of the BELLI bag by Campomaggi

I Love My New Italian Leather Sneakers

TOSTA Italian Leather Sneakers Marcopoloni Man

The TOSTA Italian leather silver sneakers finally arrived and I have fallen in love with them. Though they are not exactly summer shoes, I still wear them every day the temperature is cool enough to wear jeans. To tell you the truth I wear them with shorts as well. That’s how much I love them. . . . → Read More: I Love My New Italian Leather Sneakers

The Latest Employment Report: Better Than Not Good

203,000 jobs added is not bad, but it certainly is not enough to say that the economy is on its way to a good recovery. . . . → Read More: The Latest Employment Report: Better Than Not Good

Stocking up for the holidays!

Although we keep Murano glass products in stock year round, nothing feels like the holidays more than receiving a nice big Murano glass shipment! I’m sure you’ve all seen the beautiful Murano glass Christmas ornaments that we have available along with tumblers, cute animal figurines and more!

The showstopper of this shipment is the . . . → Read More: Stocking up for the holidays!

We Need Totti Back!

I have been silent for a few weeks as the birth of my son Marco has kept me away from soccer for a few weeks. Not much has changed except for a couple of things: Roma has tied the last two games without Totti in its lineup. And Juventus keeps on getting referee favors . . . → Read More: We Need Totti Back!

It Turns Out I Was Completely Wrong

I was wrong about the economy being on the verge of improving. Possibly due to the shutdown, it seems that it actually got worse. So I brace for a lot more sluggish growth and hope that new housing construction will eventually catch up with pent-up demand. . . . → Read More: It Turns Out I Was Completely Wrong