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!

We got the look!

On my recent trip to Italy, I had the chance to take a look and compare the hottest spring 2011 trends with our women’s handbags collection.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that laser-cut designs were simply everywhere!! They were on leather but also on fabric bags, and they made me . . . → Read More: We got the look!

How Your Feedback Helps: Two Examples

Too often, a company will post an insincere comment about how they value their customers’ feedback, etc., but in reality, when you offer your opinion or suggestion, you get an apathetic “Uh-huh, OK.” in return.

At Marcopoloni, we want to let our customers know that we really DO listen, and DO take your feedback . . . → Read More: How Your Feedback Helps: Two Examples

New Professional Messenger Bag by Giudi

The CENTRO professional messenger bag is a modern bag with a timeless design. Spending some time with it to write its description caused me to appreciate it more than expected. . . . → Read More: New Professional Messenger Bag by Giudi

Campomaggi Teodorano on the Label

A few people I talk to were confused about the meaning of Campomaggi Teodorano as seen on Campomaggi bags. I solve that mystery and give my interpretation for the reason why the label was designed that way. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi Teodorano on the Label

Campomaggi US Service Center?

It is a hassle to get Campomaggi bags serviced abroad. That is why Campomaggi and Marcopoloni are discussing a service agreement for Campomaggi customers in the US. . . . → Read More: Campomaggi US Service Center?

Leather Roses Video Updated

Thanks to the feedback we have received, I have updated the leather roses video interview in which Gianni introduces his new product line of rose-shaped leather accessories for 2011. Gianni utilizes a technique that had been developed in Venice to mold leather to make theater masks in the 1700s.

I think that this . . . → Read More: Leather Roses Video Updated

Leather Roses Video

I finally posted our first video. It was taken last September when we met Gianni and he described how he got his inspiration for making his line of leather roses. The leather roses are very nice and unique and I look forward to hearing feedback from customers. . . . → Read More: Leather Roses Video

New Leather Briefcase Buying Guide

Today I finished working on my Briefcase Buying Guide. I tried to think about all the different aspects that can affect a decision to buy a briefcase and I feel that I have only scratched the surface. I also tried to always suggest to keep the user in mind.

As I was writing it . . . → Read More: New Leather Briefcase Buying Guide

Reflections on what makes a good gift

In my previous post I talked about how well my friends liked the Aldo leather belt I had gifted to them. They all asked me for an additional one of a different color, exactly what I wished for me.

I suspect that we had a few things in common. Not knowing what their belt . . . → Read More: Reflections on what makes a good gift

Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 3)

When an artisan pours love into an Italian leather briefcase the creation can be awesome. Awesome bags speaks to me. That’s what I love. . . . → Read More: Why I Love Handmade Italian Leather Bags (Part 3)