POPPI ITALIAN LEATHER HAS RETURNED FROM THE FALL BUYING TRIP IN MILAN

Poppi Italian Leather has returned from Milan.

Poppi Italian Leather has returned from the fall buying trip in Milan. This trip is essential for bringing in Spring/Summer 2019 merchandise.  September is one of my favorite months to travel in Italy.  Tourism is down and the weather is cooler. Its a beautiful month with all its changing colors and vibrant flavors.

Let’s catch up on Poppi’s buying trip. The first 3 days were spent at Mipel in Rho Fiero (a suburb of Milan). It is an exhilarating show for serious handbag aficionados, such as myself!  Like shoes, one can never have too many beautiful Italian leather bags. And Spring Collection will not disappoint our customers. The bags will be vibrant with style and color. But I can’t give away too many secrets for spring fashion.

Fall Buying Trip to Milan
Mipel Handbag Show

My next stop was to Florence to visit Simone and his father. This father/son duo owns a small factory in the Tuscany Region and supplies musch of Florence with bags.  Poppi has been selling Simone Bags since 2008. If you are looking for the iconic Florence tote you can find them at poppiitalianleather.com  Shop online now for the Florence Tote. News Flash……more are arriving in November.

Fall Buying Trip to Milan
Leather Tote from Florence

 

Poppi Italian Leather Introduces The Stylish Palazzo Pants from the fall buying trip

After side trips to visit Perugia, Deruta and Bologna, Poppi Italian Leather returned to Milan for the stylish apparel show.  Consider yourself worldly?  You will appreciate finding all the latest fashion straight from the streets of Milan. Shop now at our online store www.poppiitalialeather.com  A featured fashion trend highlighted is the palazzo pant. Woman are wearing them everywhere in Italy. The palazzo pants made it first appearance in the 1930’s by Coco Chanel who had spotted the elegant men’s trousers on a trip to Venice.  She realized she could re-invent them for women. Palazzo pants are versatile and stylish.

Palazzo Pants
Newest Style from Milan
View from Room In Perugia
Rooftop Terrace in Perugia

Murano Glassware and Jewelry

For the eclectic side of your personality treat yourself to a stunning Murano necklace. Our Murano jewelry is handcrafted by Venetian artisans. The beads in the featured necklace are made with a technique that infuses 24K gold in the glass. Owning a Murano necklace is a privilege enjoyed by women who value originality, impeccable craftmanship, history and famed Italian Style. Buy it now at Poppi Italian Leather. https://poppiitalianleather.com/jewelry/murano-glass-necklace.html

The Must-have Handbag from Gianni Conti at Poppi Italian Leather

Our “must-have” handbag found online shop is from Gianni Conti. One of our favorite designers. The bag is available in three colorways, classic brown, black and  chocolate. It’s the perfect size with a top zip closure and adjustable shoulder strap. Inside there’s plenty of organization with a center zip divider, side zip pocket and two open pockets for cellphones. And, the best features is the strap. It  expands three different lengths, handheld, shoulder length or cross body. https://poppiitalianleather.com/handbags/gianni-conti-914081.html

Wishing you all a wonderful fall season from Poppi Italian Leather

Arrividerci,

Poppi Italian Leather Shops Fall Shows in Milano.

Poppi Italian Leather Travels to Milano to Shop Fall Shows

Buon Giorno means good morning in Italian.  And In just one week Poppi Italian Leather will be shopping the fall shows Milano.  We feel very fortunate for the opportunity to visit the beautiful country of Italy and bring back beautiful leathers, clothes and accessories for our customers.

Shopping the bag and shoe show

Showroom models
Shopping the Bag Show in Milano

My schedule is very busy in Italy this year. First of all, Poppi will be shopping the fall shows in Milano, specifically the bag and shoe show.  We then travel by train to Florence to visit Bruno and Simone Di Pomo, father/son duo in the leather business. From there, on to Deruta to tour the Majolica Factory (a new line Poppi will be showcasing this fall). After a short side trip to Bologna we return to Milano for the Apparel show.

FLorence
Arno River as seen from Ponte Vecchio

 

I have set aside one day to do a little sightseeing in Bologna with a 2.5 mile walking tour of the city. Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. The Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and Renaissance structures. Most of all, I look forward to finding a new “ristorante”, to savor the Italian food, sip lovely red wines and sample “real” gelato every night. Bellissima! http://www.initaly.com/regions/erm/bolognaalbm.htm

Bologna, Italy
Piazza in Bologna

 

“Made in Italy” Top grain Leather Tote

Consider yourself worldly? Then you will likely appreciate the lovely “Made in Italy” top grain leather tote. it’s available in two colorways, dark chocolate trimmed in cognac or cognac trimmed in dark chocolate. The hand buffed organic veg-tanned leather is sumptuous. As a result when the leather ages it takes on the patina of your life. The bag sports one handle with a long detachable and adjustable shoulder strap. There is a pocket on the outside of the bag for quick storage. The inside is multi-functional with divider, side zip pockets and open pockets for storage of cell phones or other small electronics.  See details online. https://poppiitalianleather.com/handbags/totes/milano-tote.html

Italian Leather Tote
Italian Leather Tote, 994150

Shop the Murano Glassware

The perfect gift for anyone who loves wine is the crystal glassware from the Island of Murano. The pieces are handmade and hand painted in vibrant color infused tones and double fired, guaranteed dishwasher safe! Poppi offers many unique patterns and styles including wine glasses, champagne flutes & beverage glasses. For an eclectic look pair different patterns for a stunning setting of glass ware. https://poppiitalianleather.com/murano-glass/wine.html

 

Murano Glassware
Murano Wine Glass
Kick off September with the new cardi!

Let’s kick off this September with a new cardigan from the Italian fashion line of Monica Yong. The cardi has become a key outerwear piece this fall, warm and stylish, its perfect for cooler fall days. Dress it up or wear it in a slightly disheveled way. Forget the jacket or denim, the cardigan is the preferred layering piece of choice. The easiest way to wear the cardigan is over straight-leg jeans and a t-shirt. Or tuck it into high-waist trousers for a slimmer silhouette. https://poppiitalianleather.com/clothes/cardigan-sweater-round-neck-with-pockets.html

Cardigan in Mustard
Stylish Cardigan from Italy

 

Saluti my friends, stay well!

DISCOVER ITALY……COUNTRY OF ENDLESS CULTURE AND BEAUTY

 

Buongiorno Italy readers!

Summer is here, finally! It time to discover Italy.  And there is so much to see and do in the summer time and especially if one is traveling in Italy.  The mere mention of it evokes “oohs” and “ahs.” Friends, family, even people you don’t know, begin commenting about “la dolce vita” the food, wine, beauty, culture and its never boring population.

Italy
La Dolce Vita

While soaking up all the beauty Italy has to offer, it’s easy to forget what is going on around you. Whether you’re using public transportation or walking on the street, keep your valuables close and leave your expensive jewelry at home. Carry a bag or backpack with zippers, not snaps https://poppiitalianleather.com/backpacks.html.    If carrying a backpack, carry it in front of you instead of on your back. Most of all make sure the outer pocket doesn’t contain money or your identification.

Traveling in Italy
GC Backpack 913125

While visiting Italy this summer consider taking a break from the crowds and known tourist attractions.  Why not immerse yourself in nature with a trek that allows you to enjoy sea views and quiet moments. Pack a picnic lunch and take plenty of water. Here is a panoramic walk not to miss in Italy.

LIGURIA: on the Italian Riviera, from Portovenere to Riomaggiore along the ‘Infinite’ Path. This 14-km trail connects Portovenere with Riomaggiore, the first of the Cinque Terre villages. Plan at least a half day.  https://www.walkingeurope.info/walk-description-6151

Made in Italy Only!

For traditional Italian artisans, the tourism economy is a double-edged sword. More than ever before cheap souvenirs are flooding into Italy, imported from overseas and passed off as authentic. When shopping its wise to avoid outdoor vendors, if you can’t then ask where the goods come from. Try popping into one of the little Italian shop, where you can find authentic Italian made product.  If unsure of the country of origin don’t be too timid to ask!

At Poppi Italian Leather you can buy with confidence that our “Made in Italy” products are authentic.  My team and I travel yearly to Milano for the bag and shoe show and apparel shows, carefully vetting every brand sold at Poppi Italian Leather.  We have had the opportunity to tour a tanning facility, production plant and dine with the owners.  https://poppiitalianleather.com/about-our-leather.  At Poppi we are passionate about all things Italian!

Veg-tan Leather in Italy
Visiting a tanning factory in Arzignano

Organic Veg-tan Leather

Poppi offers only the finest handbags, briefcases, messenger bags and wallets.  It is the perfect choice for someone who appreciates organic Veg-tan leather from the Tuscan countryside. The brands we sell are companies committed to the highest craftsmanship that are well-known on the European continent. Their vision is to offer elegance, sophistication and style along with endless appeal. so, you can buy at Poppi with confidence you are getting the real deal.

Today’s featured “Made in Italy” handbags are by Innue. The headquarters of this beautiful line is in Naples.  The brand, Innue is known for creating “edgy” sophisticated bags that speak to all ages. One of our personal summer favorites is style A1831. https://poppiitalianleather.com/handbags.html .  This bag is exceptionally beautiful with metallic leather sides, handles and bottom, the main body is woven linen. Two colors are available in saturated red and yellow.  Innue’s bags are produced using the highest quality veg-tanned leather. Find a complete line of Innue at poppiitalianleather.com.

Bag from Italy
style A1831
Bag from Italy
Style A1831

Fashion from Italy

When the world thinks of Italy’s iconic fashion industry, the city that first comes to mind is Milan. Known for its well-turned-out residents, high-end boutique shopping, and spring and fall fashion shows that draw everyone from industry power brokers to the international glitterati across the city each year. Italy’s northern capital has become synonymous with sophisticated glamour and impeccable style over the past century.  Shop online at Poppi for the latest fashion from Italy. https://poppiitalianleather.com/clothes.html

what to wear while in Italy
What to wear in Italy, WC130

As always we stay committed to our customers by provided the finest “MADE IN ITALY”

 

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Browse Our Collection

Our leather goods are produced by family-run businesses who have passed down the tradition of master leatherworking from generation to generation. Only the highest quality of tanned leather is used. This age-old process of veg-tanned leather combined with new concepts, designs, and modern technology, offers you bags that are timeless in their appeal, sophistication, and beauty. The art of veg-tan leather is a time-consuming process and cannot be mass-produced!

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Ideal Mother’s Day Gifts at Poppi Italian Leather

 

Mother’s Day is next Month and we have the Gifts covered

Buongiorno my Friends, we have gifts for mom!

This is Rebecca from Poppi Italian Leather.   Mother’s Day (or Festa della Mamma as it is known in Italy) is coming up next month and I know how personally stressful finding the perfect gift for one of the most important people in your life can be!

Though it’s not always possible to personally visit Italy, I know many of you may have moms that have travelled to and appreciate Italian culture and handcrafted items made in Italy. Perhaps you have spent a special vacation visiting the glass blowers of Murano or the leather merchants in Florence, or simply strolling the streets of Rome after eating “cena” (dinner) in Rome. Or browsing the gold merchants on Ponte Di Vecchio in Florence.

My suggestions below are ideal as a Mother’s Day gift for Italophiles who adore true Italian craftsmanship —if you find something you like yourself, well we won’t tell! Everyone warrants a “treat yourself” moment because let’s be honest, you deserve it too.

Flute gift
Champagne Flute VA402

Murano Glass makes the ideal gift

For Murano Lovers, these wine glasses would make the perfect Mothers’s Day gift.  buy them with or without stems. If you’re looking for that “WOW” factor then treat her to one of the vases. A truly remarkable piece of art that makes a statement in any décor.  Another Murano item I adore includes this multi colored Murano glass necklace with three strands of “tile” beads.  This  stunning piece comes with matching earrings. If making a statement is more your style we have many elegant and bold piece of Murano jewelry that truly channels that feeling of Venetian crystal.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmVNOqn9HPo

Murano Gifts
Murano Necklace AK519
Gifts from Murano
Murano Necklace AK519

Luxurious leather bags is the ideal gift for Mothers’s Day

I’m swooning over this buttery soft leather bag in  dreamy sea glass green. Its a five-star luxury by Ripani, available in two sizes. Check out all the features including the outside zip pockets and cross body strap.  Perhaps her style is more casual then she will love our woven bags in weathered leather. Did I mention these woven’s are available in several different styles and sizes……so uniquely Italian!  If she plans on traveling this summer or likes to be hands free take a peek at our medium sized backpack in either classic brown or black. It’s the ultimate chic way to travel these days.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W05mOo-jorY

 

Handbag Gift
Ripani Handbag
Ripani Handbag
Ripani Handbag

Italian Apparel, stylish, functional and chic!

I almost forgot to mention our Apparel, all made exclusively in Italy. The lightweight summer cardigan is one of my favorites, available in Nite blue, black or pastel pink. It’s the perfect weight for summer and can easily be dressed up or worn casually. These tunics in pastel colors of pink, blue or chalk by Mey Fashion are easy to wear, machine washable and travel well. The bell sleeve is a flattering to elbow length. Wear these with linen pants, jeans or leggings.http://www.mercatoditestaccio.it/

Tunic Top 16208
Tunic 16208
Gift
Dress MA1051
Lightweight Cardigan 6806
Lightweight Cardigan 6806

Check out my favorites mentioned here for Mother’s Day or just browse through all the great stuff yourself…..on Poppiitalianleather. We have so many new items that I’m so excited about!

 

CIAO BELLA! SPRING HAS ARRIVED AT POPPI ITALIAN LEATHER

Ciao Bella……La primavera `e arrivata (Spring has arrived)

Its spring and Poppi Italian Leather is excited to announce the first collection of designer handbags from Italy. Ripani has shipped us a beautiful selection of exquisite Italian Leather Handbags. The handbags are fresh from the fashion runways of Italy, and “must haves” for everyone’s wardrobe. Check out the latest styles and colors for Spring. There are bellissimo!   www.secretitaly.it/5-emerging-italian-fashion-designers-to-know-in-2017/

Milan jazz musician
Jazz Musician on the street in Milan

RIPANI’S NEW SPRING COLLECTION OF HANDBAGS at Poppi Italian Leather

Ripani bags are meticulously crafted by skilled artisans using only the finest Italian materials. The brand is famous for its fashionable, elegant and exquisite collections. As a result, these bags are highly refined with attention to detail in every step of the design process. The Leather is the finest calfskin or cow hides, tanned with organic solutions.  No chemical are used on the leather and the process takes over 40 days. As a result, this leaves the leather in its natural state. Hence, the key that makes Italian Leather the finest in the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4euOzNIAJk.

Made in Italy, RIPANI boasts 40 years of experience in manufacturing leather handbags and accessories.  High end boutiques all over the world sell Ripani. Known for its deft craftsmanship, indisputable quality and contemporary designs, RIPANI is the brand that gives you that “feel of elegance”.  We invite you to view the Ripani collection on our web site at Poppiitalianleather.com.

On the way are new collections from Gianni Conti and Innue.

THE NEW SPRING COLLECTION IS FRESH & INSPIRATIONAL.

Now is the time to add fresh style and inspiration to your wardrobe.  And Italy seems to have it all — amazing cuisine, iconic art and culture, and, um, gelato, anyone?  Based on our newest arrival the latest collection is no exception! https://www.wmagazine.com/topic/italy

Capped Sleeve Dress - MA1002
Capped Sleeve Dress – MA1002
GC SPring Arrival
GC New arrival

Also, we have received a wonderful selection of elegant, fun and exciting spring and summer apparel. This is the time of year when we love to put winter behind  us and move forward into the vibrancy and freshness of spring. It’s time to cast off heavy clothing and celebrate the goodness, freshness and the renewal of springtime.

Flatter your femininity with the grace and dignity of being a woman.  At Poppi you will find a stunning array of clothing and bags that will make you feel good about yourself. Feeling good about oneself inspires confidence. It allows us to step out into the world empowered with elegance and style. Also, there is no substitute for the chic European look of the Italian style.  While we offer real Italian style our prices at Poppi are surprisingly reasonable and affordable.

Poppi Italian Leather has the selection in handbag and clothing to give you the exclusive European look that is sought after in the US.

BLue Tunic Dress
BLue Tunic Dress MA1051

THE “MADE IN ITALY” GUARANTEE

Most noteworthy, Poppi’s clothing and leather goods are made in Italy by family owned companies committed to quality, responsibility to their workers, environmental sensitivity and sustainability. We take pride in this.

Milan handbags
Gianni Conti Showroom

We invite you to visit Poppi Italian Leather web site or stop at our store located downtown Rochester, MN to view our collection.  poppiitalianleather.com

Mention you saw this blog and receive 15% off on the leather.  It’s Poppi’s way of saying buon tempo di primavera

Amazing Valentine’s Day Gift Made exclusively in Italy

First of all, give the most amazing gift this year with something uniquely made in Italy. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. It’s an opportunity for us to connect on a very personal level with the people who mean the most to us. Make the most of the day by giving your loved one a very special gift. Find that unique Valentine’s Day gift at poppiitalianleather!

5 Unique Valentine’s Day gift for her/him

We know you want the perfect gift for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. At Poppiitalianleather you will find that unique Valentine’s Day gift you are looking for. Perhaps a new Italian Handbag?  A gift that would please any women! Shop the perfect bag. Not into the traditional color?  Try a bit more daring and give her metallic Bordeaux or bronze with gold accents.  Maybe you’re thinking of a pretty dress.  How about something sexy that doesn’t scream “cliché” We have the perfect little black number. Its inherently flirty yet girly.

style 21507
Elegant Red Shoulder Bag

 

If you happen to live in an colder climate we have beautiful capes and ponchos by the leading designer Bruno Carlo. They look chic paired with over-the-knee boots or casually elegant with skinny jeans.  Just add a belt for a more polished look. In addition, another idea would be to spice up the romance. Give her Stunning Murano crystal champagne glasses along with a chilled bottle of Italian Prosecco.

Made in Italy
7 oz Champagne Flute
VA402

For your man, surprise him this year with a gift from Italy; perhaps a new briefcase or wallet. We have a handsome selection of different style from Italy you won’t find anywhere else. A one of a kind gift for a one of a kind partner.

Made in Italy
Man’s Briefcase 1601262

Make the most of Valentine’s Day when you are single

Not in a relationship this Valentine’s day?  Why not pamper yourself with a new hairstyle, or a soothing and relaxing manicure/pedicure.  Or meet your single friends for a fun night out at a new bar.  Therefore, a night out wouldn’t be complete without a stylish new outfit or a hot new Italian Handbag.  Channel your inner self and celebrate how awesome you are with your friends.

5 affordable ways to say I love You

For those on a tighter budget Poppi has many great gift ideas.  We have a wide selection of wallets for him and her.  Finally, finish this unique Valentine’s Day gift by filling the wallet with “good for one” homemade coupons such as dinner out every Friday or a year of back massages.   Or buy her a lovely knitted hat with a fur pompom on top.  Most of all, one can never go wrong with jewelry. Our jewelry at Poppi Italian Leather is crafted by Italian artisan. These pieces are extraordinary flame worked with hand blown beads.  All uniquely designed and made from the Isle of Murano, Italy.

Made in Italy
Murano Glass Necklace
AK519

There are different ways to spend this day celebrating love. Together we can all make it better and more beautiful. Remember the positive aspects of love!

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Ciao Bella!

Ponchos and Capes are in Style!

Swap your jacket for a poncho or cape!

Ciao Poppi followers!  Ponchos & Capes are in style for the winter season 2017/2018. Embrace fall’s hobo vibe, skip the jacket and make a poncho or cape your go-to layering piece for beating the seasonal chill. At Poppi we have a wide selection of Capes & Ponchos to choose from in a variety of styles, and colors all trimmed with fur.

Ponchos are in style

The first style of poncho is short and flirty. It has asymmetrical lines with a cable pattern that runs perpendicular to the main stitch pattern. Fringe adorns the hemline which gives this shawl a sporty chic vibe. Rabbit fur trims the poncho and the neckline sits wider on the shoulders. It comes in black, heather, and Bordeaux. Update your look!  Ditch the bulky sweater and don the stylish poncho.  http://fashiongum.com/womens-fashion/poncho-outfit-ideas-for-fall-winter-2017-2018

Ponch
Fringed Poncho style 1292

The second poncho is a chunky heavier knit in blended wool.  I love how even in a chunky knit, it looks incredibly chic and sophisticated. The style is available with or without a cable pattern on the front and fits roomier. The length falls above the knee about mid-thigh. Raccoon fur trims the neck and comes in charcoal, forest, Bordeaux and tan.

Poncho
Bruno Carlo Poncho, 6038, 6039

Finally, Poppi’s new poncho this year is knit in 100% merino wool and is of a lighter weight. Raccoon fur trims the neckline.  The length is mid-thigh. Its available in gorgeous colors of Bordeaux, forest, black and heather.  http://thebestfashionblog.com/womens-fashion/poncho-capes-are-in-style-

Poncho
Style 6028

Capes add a chic and sophisticated look

Poppi has three styles of capes.  Our new style for the season is a double knit in blended cashmere and wool.   This cape is more structured and wear like a coat with a button at the neck and at the wrist for your arms.  Rabbit fur trims the hood to keep you dry and warm on those snowy days.  Most noteworthy, the style is knit in contrast colors of black with grey and a beige with cream. Its very warm yet chic. You will always look polished wearing this cape!   http://thebestfashionblog.com/…/fashion-trends-womens-capes-for-fall-winter-2015-2016

Cape
Cape M1470

Our second cape in our showroom was brought back due to its popularity. The unique feature with this style is its reversible.   One side features a modern pattern of horizontal wavy lines and the reverse a subdued knit pattern.  Raccoon fur trims the neck and there’s a clasp to keep it closed. Its available in blues that range from mid-tone to navy or a classic black with contrast grey.

Cape
Cape M302

Finally, our third cape is more casual. Its a very popular style because its versatile yet stylish.  It’s a blend of wool in a chunkier knit. The colors available are grey, black, and heather. There are plenty to choose from at PoppiItalianLeather.   http://Milan Fashion Week Fall 2017 Trend: Capes – WWD wwd.com/fashion-news/…trends/…/milan-fashion-week-fall-2017-trend-capes-

Cape
Bruno Carlo Cape 5864

Ponchos & Capes, The New Dimension to your Wardrobe

All the capes and shawls will add a new dimension to your attire. Paired nicely with boot, jeans, leggings, dresses, skirts or suits.  The fashion is as  functional as stylish! Swap out the confining jacket And layer on a cape or shawl. It leaves you completely unencumbered! All our knitted hats and tams with or without the pompoms coordinate with this new fashion. Finally, don’t forget our gloves in leather or wool and wool mittens lined with fleece to keep your hands warm.  Prepare yourself this winter, be fashionable, warm and stylish! Stop into Poppi Italian Leather or shop on line at poppiitalianleather.com and see all we have to offer.  Live the beautiful life the Italian way!

Hat with Pompom
Hat with Pompom 4971

Handbags for the Perfect Fall/Winter Season

 

Best Fall & Winter Handbags Made the Italian Way

Ciao Poppi followers!  The new handbags for fall & winter season have all arrived in. This is good news to share with my followers. The bad news is the weather is starting to turn colder signaling winter is approaching. The new bags seen here will not be available until November 10th on the web. Call the store to buy and ship today.  507-282-3088

New Handbags by Gianni Conti

The first trio of handbags I want to talk about are from the designer Gianni Conti. First of all, they come in three color options. A dark gray with black trim, a caramel brown, and deep ruby red with black trim. The front of the bag offers two zip pockets and the back has one large horizontal zip pocket. The bag sports one handle that is long enough to be worn on the shoulder. Additionally, customers can wear it as a cross body bag, with the long strap provided. In addition, the inside of the bag is very roomy with two open pockets, big enough to fit a phone, wallet, or keys, and a side zip pocket. Finally, if you’re a compartment lover this bag is perfect for you as it offers great. http://gianniconti.com

ItalianLeather
Gianni Conti

Introducing Alex & Co.

The next style is smaller than the first mentioned handbags. These handbags are also Gianni Conti but from their sportier line called Alex & Co., new to Poppi Italian Leather.  Also, the bags are a perfect accessory for a night out or if you just prefer the look of the smaller handbag.  Furthermore, the colors available are beige rose, olive green, and black. It has a twisted rope design down the front middle of the flap, and a design detail of a zipper that encircles the rounded shape. There is a zip top under the flap as well as a zipper pocket on the inside. Customers can use this handbag as a shoulder or cross body bag. http://poppiitalianleather.com

Gianni Conti
Alex & Co.

Vintage Woven Handbag Styles

For those of our shoppers who love the vintage woven look in handbags, we have new styles in this story line. In particular, one style being a medium bucket bag with an exterior vertical pocket. It sports one handle for the shoulder, and has a long adjustable and removable cross body strap. Specifically offered in neutral taupe or chocolate brown. On the other hand, this style features a woven front flap with smooth leather on the body of the bag. Under the flap are two open pockets for exterior storage along with a back horizontal zip pocket. This bag gives you the best of both worlds and it comes in deep red or black. The third woven bag is a medium messenger or cross body bag with a slim profile. It has an exterior zip pocket with a long adjustable strap, available in red, black or taupe. http://pellealvegetale.it

Italian Handbags
Vintage Woven Leather Bags

A Slice of Italy at Poppi Italian Leather

If you are an admirer of Italian style you will find a slice of Italy here. Our products are all “Made in Italy” and come from generations of families who have dedicated their lives to creating timeless beauty with each piece one by one. Stop in to our store located in the Shops at University Square, Rochester, MN, a short walk from Mayo Medical Center. Shop on line at poppiitalianleather.com or check out Poppi’s facebook page. Stop in, shop online or call to place your order. We ship anywhere within the contingent US.

FLorence
Arno River as seen from Ponte Vecchio

Ci vediamo (see you later) my friends.

POPPI ITALIAN LEATHER ATTENDS EXCITING TRADE SHOWS IN MILAN, ITALY

Ciao Poppi Followers

Ciao Poppi followers! In the previous blog I talked about Poppi traveling to Italy to attend trade shows. It’s very exciting to be a part of this. We give our shoppers the real Italian experience. When you come to Poppi Italian Leather you will want to feel the leather and breath in the natural aroma. You will want to look at all the different unique styles, patterns and colors. It’s rewarding to the hear positive comments from our customers.  Therefore, its very satisfying when you find the perfect bag, dress or piece of jewelry.

Milan, Italy
Espresso Bar

 

Mipel Handbag Show
Hotel in Milano

 

Poppi Italian Leather Attends The White and One Apparel Shows

The owner attended two apparel shows while in Italy.  One called ‘ONE’ and the second show the ‘The White Show’. Throughout her trip she sent pictures of the new styles for the Spring/Summer collection. It was interesting to see the new styles for spring.  And fun to see what the attendees were wearing. Style is a universal language. We are all influenced by trends. It begins on the design floors of the fashions houses in Italy and ends in the boutiques across the world. https://www.pinterest.com/explore/italy-street-fashion/

White Show in Milan, Italy
White Show

Mipel is the leading bag show for Poppi Italian Leather

The third show Poppi attended was called ‘Mipel’ which is a leading bag show. Mipel showcases an enormous collection of fashion bags, casual bags, party bags, contemporary bags, branded bags, designer bags and other varieties of bags. It is  well-known for allowing the visitors to communicate virtually with the showrooms while providing huge resources to the buyer.  The exhibitors are also given a wonderful chance to communicate with new customers and showcase their latest collections.

Mipel Bag Show
Mipel Bag and Shoe Show

I love Italian Leather handbags thus this show would be my favorite to attend. While there, Poppi took many pictures of the showrooms and the handbag. In one showroom the handbags were arrayed in color order so it was this gorgeous rainbow of finely made bags. In another showroom the bags were arranged to tell a story from the smallest to largest. All the showrooms offered an array of goodies to snack on and espresso or Prosecco to sip while shopping.

Showroom models
Models in Mipel Showroom
MIpel welcomes guests
Welcoming food & drink bar Mipel
Why Poppi goes to the shows

Poppi attends the shows to make selections for the following season. It is a daunting process but this is how the bags, apparel, jewelry and glassware arrive at Poppi Italian Leather. Everything selected at the shows is designed and manufactured in Italy. Its a long way to go. But in a world that is geared towards mass-production its worthwhile offering something of quality, value and uniqueness ‘Made in Italy’.  http://madeinitaly.org/en/

Mipel Handbags
Handbags

 

Visit Poppi Italian Leather’s Store

The next time you’re in Poppi Italian Leather, take a second to admire all the details of the Italian Leather. Read the story-line of how the leather is organically tanned, become immersed in the color saturated and vibrant designed of the Murano Glass and jewelry.  Appreciate the beautifully designed clothes with fabrics that drape your body.

Poppi Italian Leather
Poppi Italian Leather

Come and visit our showroom. Poppi Italian Leather is located in the Shops at University Square which is downtown Rochester.  This is a short walking distance from the Gonda Building.  Find that special something to take home with you. http://www.poppiitalianleather.com