Adventures in Italy: Mipel Bag Show

The Mipel Bag Show, adventures in Italy

While we endured cold winter months in Minnesota, Rebecca, the owner of Poppi Italian Leather, had adventures in Italy. One destination on her venture was the 115th edition of the Mipel bag show. Twice yearly she attends this very important show to bring you YOUR next beautiful Italian leather handbag.  These are the latest in Italian fashion, from the skilled artisans. Did you know that Mipel hosts over 300 top brands at their showcase in Milano, Italy?








On the way in to Mipel, Rebecca captured these photos at the entrance the show!

Sustainability, the Theme at Mipel

Once inside the show,  most noteworthy are the over 300 vendors, vibrant displays, food and people! Due to this, over 12,000 visitors attend Mipel from all over the world. MIPEL 115 chooses sustainability as its central theme, an issue that the event has decided to embrace as a long-term mission. The show proposes this to become a point for all companies in the supply chain to adopt.

Unique and Unparalleled Vendors

As for the leather goods, there are three stories that are the focus of the show. The Performer uses sporty styles with materials of the future, squared shapes and a modern look. Secondly, the Master combines clean lines, geometric style and unique craftsmanship in the most popular colors. Lastly, the Swifter combines attention to detail, patterns and retro decor in their items.

Each vendor conveys a unique style in their work, making for quite the walk through the show! The showcases are artistically designed and your attention is captured over and over as you travel through the show. These photos include some of the many showcases in Mipel and reflect the unparalleled craftsmanship that is displayed!

Mipel Bag & Shoe Show
Mipel Showroom
Mipel Showroom
Cromia Showroom at Mipel

The Mipel bag show is held twice a year for the fall-winter and spring-summer seasons.  Stop in to see our newest collection of handbags, from Italian craftsmen!

Side visit to Florence, Adventures in Italy Continue!

After three days at Mipel in Milan, Rebecca took the train to Florence. There she visited Simone and Bruno Di Pomo, a father and son who own a small factory in the Tuscany hillside. This father/son team produce veg-tan leather bags in the iconic Florence Tote style. You can find these online at or in the shop in Rochester, MN.

Florence Tote
Simone Tote

Next week we will look into the foods Rebecca enjoyed while traveling in Italy and learn about how to make some of your own. Until then…..

Ciao Caro!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

Valentine’s Day Will Soon be Here

Valentine’s Day will soon be here and Poppi has lots of Gift Ideas!  Are you searching for a truly special gift for someone you love? We have a large array of options here at Poppi Italian Leather. This includes Italian Leather handbags of all styles, handmade jewelry and crystal, stylish clothing and accessories!

Murano Glass for your Sweetheart

For the sweetheart with a deep love for artistic work, our Murano glass will make a perfect gift. Each piece of jewelry, crystal vase, and barware is handmade and painted by craftsmen on the island of Murano. They come in many stunning colors, designs and styles. For example, our blue, Lisboa Murano Crystal Vase radiates with a fusion of blue hues that blend within the circles on the surface. Two gold strands of glass seed beads flatter larger shiny beads and Swarovski Crystals and make the Astrid necklace a true piece of art as well. Our store and website offers many other crystal pieces, such as wine, cocktail glasses, champagne flutes and beverage glasses.

Murano Crystal Vase
Lisboa BLue Crustal Vase VA285
Murano Glass Necklace
Astrid Murano Necklace







Treat your Gentleman to a Italian Briefcase

Our array of gifts for a person that values style is expansive. Treat your gentleman to a polished laptop briefcase made with top-grain Italian leather or a duffle style carry-on luggage bag. Any casual outfit can be smartly paired with our distressed, oil-rubbed messenger bag. Also, wallets are a great gift option and we carry high grade, long-lasting pieces from Giudi, Gianni Coni and Rialto.

Gianni Conti Laptop Briefcase
Laptop Briefcase style 4081384








We have many Options for Women

Similarly, we have options to fit any woman and her style. Gianni Conti’s hand polished bucket bag or Ripani’s Italian Calfskin leather with Side Zips can be matched with a scarf to wear or tie to the handbag. The bucket style handbag is ideal for either a casual and formal event. The very unique feature about this bag is the strap can be adjusted to three length; arm, shoulder and crossbody. Ripani’s soft calfskin Italian leather handbag is available in red. It also has plenty of space for all her things. Wallets and clutches of many styles are available here at Poppi Italian Leather as well. We also carry a large selection of women’s clothing, including slacks, dresses, professional attire and much more!

Italian Leather Bucket Bag
Hand Polished Bucket Bag
Italian Leather Handbag
Ripani Leather Handbag








Give a one-of-a-kind Gift this Valentine’s Day!

On Valentine’s Day, your special someone deserves a gift that is one-of-a-kind and thoughtful. Come check out all the timeless pieces we have here at Poppi Italian Leather!  Now through February 14th we are offering an 20% off all clothing and leather Items. Code: Valentine.

Ciao and buon San Valentino Day!