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!

9 New Campomaggi Products from The Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

GALVANI Camo Print Canvas Tote with Distressed Studs

I am smitten by one of the new Campomaggi bags that just arrived: the GALVANI camouflage distressed canvas might have my name on it. The entire collection looks a lot better in person than we remembered it and we are super excited. And so are our customers! They can’t wait for us to post all the bags and bracelets. We are working as hard as we can to get them all online! . . . → Read More: 9 New Campomaggi Products from The Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

There is Leather and Then There is Campomaggi Leather

There is handmade Campomaggi leather and then there is canned-made leather. Can you see the difference?

I grew up experiencing what I call “handmade leather” the leather selected by a skilled craftsman who seeks a quality ingredient that will determine the quality of the end product. “Canned-made” leather is a term that we made up to describe the material that is the result of the pursuit of profits. You can see the difference right here on my wrist. . . . → Read More: There is Leather and Then There is Campomaggi Leather

Nuances of the Forlanini

Forlanini Strap

When it comes to Campomaggi crossbody bags, the long straps made for them are, well, extremely long. I mean, don’t get me wrong, the length of the strap makes the bag that much more universal. After all, not everyone is 5’3″ like I am! When I first got my ForlaniniĀ (by the way, we . . . → Read More: Nuances of the Forlanini

The Fall/Winter 2013 Campomaggi Collection is Arriving

The Campomaggi Fall/Winter 2013 collection has started to trickle in. We only received two bags and there are two absolute novelties: a leather sling bag, and the first bag to use camouflage canvas. I really like both. . . . → Read More: The Fall/Winter 2013 Campomaggi Collection is Arriving

Campomaggi is Sending Us The Brander Book

Campomaggi is sending us The Brander book that features him as one of the brand creators that have accomplished their purpose.As we are very familiar with Campomaggi bags we can confidently say that Marco has accomplished his goals of helping us experience the emotion of the passage of time. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi is Sending Us The Brander Book

Thoughts on the Forlanini

Forlanini-Update

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

Helping a Customer Find The Perfect Campomaggi Leather Bag

One of our customers fell in love with a lighter Cognac FELICIE. We have been trying to source one for her for months now and nothing ever cut it. Today two more bags arrived that are a bit darker than desired, but they are so nice that they might work. Helping a customer find the perfect campomaggi leather bag is my passion: give me a try! . . . → Read More: Helping a Customer Find The Perfect Campomaggi Leather Bag

A Closer Look at The RICCI Studded Messenger Bag

First let’s look at a favorite of mine: the RICCI studded messenger bag. It fits my laptop like a glove, but what about everything else? Let’s compare all six remaining bags. . . . → Read More: A Closer Look at The RICCI Studded Messenger Bag

Which Campomaggi Bags Should I Evaluate?

Because of the number of choices among styles choosing a second Campomaggi bag is not easy. When I posted my intentions I got a ton of suggestions from our customers and other Campomaggi fans. I will evaluate those options next. . . . → Read More: Which Campomaggi Bags Should I Evaluate?

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?