First Day of Fall! | Poppi Italian Leather

Welcome to the season of vibrant leaves falling from the trees, sweaters, pumpkin everything and fall colors! Here at Poppi Italian Leather, now is the perfect time to begin planning your wardrobe for this season. Come celebrate the First Day of Fall with us!

Sweater Weather at Poppi Italian Leather

Stay warm and cozy in our Italian-made sweaters.Round Neck Furry Sweater This beautiful piece from Myomya can be paired with a long skirt or even your favorite pair of jeans. In addition, our Wide Wale Corduroy Trousers with this sweater would also make a classy outfit for work or a night out! The round neck of the sweater and flattering fit will make you fall in love. You can also always add a little bit of sparkle from a Murano crystal necklace or a pair of hand-made earrings. You can order your own Myomya sweater on our website, linked here!

First Day of Fall! | Italian Handbags

First Day of Fall | Italian Leather Messenger BagThis fall celebration would not be complete without an Italian vegetable-tanned leather handbag. The Top Grain Italian Leather Messenger Bag comes in three rich colors: red, black and brown. A long, adjustable cross body leather strap and front flap closure with a magnetic strap will allow you to comfortably wear and secure your items. Additionally, there are multiple zip pockets: one on the exterior back of the handbag, two exterior side zip pockets, a front pocket under the flap and an interior zip pocket. Imagine how convenient it will be to organize all your items within your handbag! This Italian handbag is lined with signature Guidi lining and sports gold-toned hardware (brown) or silver-tones hardware (red & black). With all of the great features and incredible craftsmanship, your fall wardrobe will probably thank you for adding this handbag to your collection.

There are many more fabulous fall wardrobe items on our website at or in our Rochester, MN store. The new season is upon us, so celebrate with our Italian-made items!

Unique Fashion Showcased at the 2019 White Milano Fashion Show

This year, POPPI Italian Leather is attending the WHITE Milano Fashion show in the Tortona fashion district of Milan, Italy. The White Milano show is celebrating its 19th anniversary since its founding by Massimiliano Bizzi as a component of MOMI (Moda Milano) international fashion exhibitions. The show has grown from its original set of 19 exhibitors to today’s showcase of more than 1,500 brands in the yearly four exhibitions of the WHITE show. This year’s WHITE Milano show is a premier collection of a record number of Milan brands featuring the highest industry standards for quality, style, and unique fashion. We will be visiting this year’s WHITE Milano show seeking to learn about new trends, cutting-edge fashions, emerging brands, and innovative apparel as well as the Milano tradition of fashion.


The 2019 WHITE Milano show runs September 19–22 at various studios and conference stages throughout the Tortona district. The exhibition will be based at the gorgeously renovated Ex-Ansaldo building—a perfect space for showcasing the finely curated Italian fashion brands that will make up the heart of the exhibit. The Tortona district is one of the most explosive environments for leading fashions and dynamic brands, and has long been recognized as the hub of Milan fashion and Italian cultural traditions.


Specifically, the WHITE Milano show celebrates a collection of women’s unique fashions, including apparel, accessories, and more. The exhibit showcases more than 550 brands and expects over 27,000 visitors from around the world. We’ll find ourselves among industry giants, authentic creators, generations-old brands, newly established quality brands, and some of the most influential people in the fashion world.


The structure of the WHITE Milano show provides an interactive experience for buyers and brands with a wide range of styles and unique fashions for international market needs. As a buyer-oriented exhibition, the WHITE Milano show provide an excellent opportunity for POPPI Italian Leather to add some of the trendiest styles into our own selection of quality Italian apparel and leather goods. This year’s exhibition is showcasing alongside international fashion shows and annual, long-established Milan fashion shows. We hope to gain new perspectives on Italian women’s fashion and learn about authentic traditions as well as new, innovative creations.


To learn more about the WHITE Milano show and our participation, contact POPPI Italian Leather at (507) 282-3088 or We’ll also be visiting the Deruta Majolica Pottery shop in Deruta, Italy, for quality ceramic goods made with centuries-old majolica traditions. Shop online or visit our store in Rochester, MN, to view our current selection of quality Italian goods and unique fashions.

Seeking New Italian Fashion at the 2019 MIPEL 116 Show

This fall, POPPI Italian Leather will travel to Italy to attend 2019 fashion shows including the MIPEL Bag and Shoe Show at the beautiful Fiera Milano-Rho Exhibition Centre in Milan. This is the 116th MIPEL show, and we are excited to discover iconic, innovative, and unique premiering Italian fashion trends.


The MIPEL show exhibits 300 industry-leading brands of authentic Italian bags and footwear. Over 10,000 visitors from across the globe will attend the MIPEL show, and we will be joining them to find new makers, styles, and movements in the Italian fashion world. We’ll bring back some of the elegance, quality, and rich tradition of Milan vogue to add into our own collection of veg tan leather bags, Italian apparel, and other uniquely Italian goods.


The 2019 MIPEL show runs September 15th through 18th at pavilion 10 in the exhibition center. The show is supported by the Italian Trade Agency, an organization working with the Ministry for Economic Development to support fair, ethical trade of authentic Italian goods, including the products made using the centuries-old tradition of veg tan leather.


The exhibitors attending the MIPEL show include Gianni Conti, Giudi, and Ripani, in addition to hundreds of other creators of quality products. Our goal in joining other visitors of MIPEL is to both seek out new Italian fashions and to form new connections with shared interest in supporting the history of true Italian couture traditions.


This year’s MIPEL show will feature a central display of “Scenario” on a live stage throughout the exhibition. These Scenarios are the most important part of the MIPEL show. Not only do they showcase the most cutting-edge creators of style and quality, they also promote the work of emerging, unique brands. The show’s signature Scenario project features an exposé of the long history of Italian fashion and leather work, its role in the contemporary fashion world, and its place as an art form for generations of Italian creators.


An online gallery of the previous year’s MIPEL show displays just a taste of the quality and unparalleled beauty of brands that will attend this year and the unique trends that we will bring back to our own collection. Events throughout the exhibition will provide visitors with new information about the creation process, upcoming trends, industry patterns, and international research.


POPPI Italian Leather will bring back a wealth of valuable information for our customers and new styles for our store collection. To learn more about our current selection of Italian fashion goods, contact us at (507) 282-3088 or Shop online or visit our store in Rochester, MN, to add new looks to your own collection today.