I have loved leather bags my entire life. So it is no surprise that after we founded Marcopoloni in 2003, we started looking for a high-quality, handmade line of bags and we introduced our first leather bag back in 2005.
Since then, we added a lot of leather bags designed by the best emerging Italian designers. Today we are proud to offer 100 different leather bags in 247 colors and leather types and I have to admit that my leather bag collection has grown nicely. Yet, there are still a few bags I am still wishing to add:
We just posted two new Caterina Lucchi leather handbags and we are so excited about them both!
The Sera is a gorgeous clutch with a chic, playful design. By attaching the leather strap, you can turn it into a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag, making it a super versatile accessory! It reminds me of my favorite pleated skirt that I never had… except better, because I don’t have to worry about fitting into it six months from now 🙂
The Petalo is a small, light handbag, and it feels oh so good in the hand. The laser-cut flower-motif design is stunning in its own right, but add to it the uniquely-dyed pattern and you’ve got an amazing little bag that packs a big punch!
Both bags are made with Caterina Lucchi’s signature garment-dyed process, resulting in calfskin so soft you will find them very hard to put down!
Last week we added one of my favorite products: the EURO Leather Coin Wallet.
This coin purse is designed in the style that Italians call “Tacco”. It features a hard heeled edge that prevents coins from easily falling out and it is crafted using top quality Italian full-grain leather–the kind of leather whose price is going through the roof this year. The craftsmanship and quality of materials make this leather coin wallet really stand out and one of the best values around.
The other day we got a shipment from Gianni and in it I found the most appreciated and most unexpected birthday gift imaginable.
We had last visited Gianni in Sicily in 2009. When it came time to say goodbye, I realized that I had left the dress shoes I really was going to need for my next meetings back in the hotel room. Because they had already made our room, it took us a long time to locate my shoes, we missed our bus by a minute and Gianni ended up having to take us all the way to Catania, more than two hours away. (Read the full story here).
It turns out that I had lost more that the shoes that day. My wife was loaning her precious 2002 World Cup hat that she bought in Japan when she got to go watch some of the games. This was the only hat that I would wear and I really meant to take good care of it. After our trip, we never saw the hat and thought it was lost for good until it popped out of the box we just opened.
All I can say is: “Thank you!!!” And I have to say that Gianni really has a way to make people like him!