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What Does A Quality Men’s Leather Wallet Look Like After 11 Years

First the answer: it still looks great if not better than ever.

My Moneta Wallet After 11 Years
My Moneta Wallet After 11 Years

I treated my Moneta leather wallet fairly gently and as a result it has not aged much: the stitching is intact and there are no tears, cuts, or bruises to speak of. My Moneta is black which does not change much over the years anyway (unlike brown, for example). It is now a bit more opaque than eleven years ago but the leather feels better than it ever did: it’s more supple and soft, I love it.

I often wonder how long it will last in great shape. I once saw a wallet that was shredding to pieces after less than two years and had cost $10. My Moneta only cost $56 (that’s our 2004 price), so I am already matching the same cost per year as my friend and know that I have made the better long term investment. Ultimately, it’s not about the cost per year: it’s about enjoying your wallet.

Another reason why I support high quality leather wallets is the lower impact on landfills. We often speak against the throwaway mentality of cheap fashion and this is a good example. If my wallet lasts 20 years (and I have reasons to believe that it will surpass that milestone) its impact will only be equal to 10% the impact of those far cheaper wallets.

The Marcopoloni selection of wallets is excellent. We start with thinner Giudi wallets and go all the way up to Campomaggi wallets. In between are Dionigi wallets, which, in my opinion, are a great buy. They have also added a new line of wallets which we are likely going to carry in the future.

2015 New Dionigi Style
The new style of Dionigi wallets introduced in 2015. Pretty attractive if you ask me.

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Marcopoloni, the Tiny Business

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration: Day 10

Now that we are on the 10th day of our 10-year anniversary celebration, the bestselling items and giveaways are getting better and better! Check out our Celebration Page for 10% off of the #7 bestselling items of all time! This offer will be good through Friday, October 11, 2013 Midnight Pacific Time, so hurry on over!

We will be posting the #6 bestsellers next week on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 and Week 3 Giveaways next Wednesday! More goodies are on the way!

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Our Artisans and Their Products

New GRANA Italian leather wallet with ID window

Last week we added a lot of new color variations to our catalog, but the only new product that is ready for viewing is the GRANA Italian leather wallet with ID window.

GRANA Italian leather wallet with ID window

This wallet is very practical because it features an abundance of credit card slots, a very convenient ID window, and 2 document pockets. It is also very stylish with its very unique design. These features make it ideal for young men who are starting to tackle life’s many responsibilities.

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Did you like your Christmas gifts?

Did you give or get a Marcopoloni product as a Christmas gift? We heard back from a handful of customers but would always like to gather even more feedback for our artisans. That is how we can make improvements and develop new ideas.

The products that generated the most feedback were the Freccia iPad Leather Bag and the Campomaggi leather bags. Our customers seem to be pretty enthusiastic about those. Emi got a Giudi credit card case, the CARTA. Since I have just a few credit card slots in my wallet (I bought it when I couldn’t dream of the number of cards that you get when you have a baby), I am starting to think that one of the new ones we are going to get from Giudi in the new year has my name on it.

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Our Christmas Bestseller was the LIRA Italian Leather Wallet

As the rush to get all the holiday orders shipped is nearing the end, I took a moment to look at what sold the most this Christmas season. I was surprised to find out that our best seller this year was not one of the new bags that are doing so well, but our always-popular LIRA Privacy ID Italian Leather Wallet.

Wallets were so popular this year that we will probably run out of the LIRA wallet soon. Since it is my job to forecast sales and plan inventory… I have to hand it to you: you exceeded my rosiest forecast.

For those of you that now have an authentic Italian leather wallet waiting for you under the tree, I feel like spoiling the surprise a bit: there is a 64% chance that it is dark leather.  This also surprised me a little. In the past, the split between dark leather and black was closer to even.