Celebrate Christmas with Gifts from Poppi Italian Leather
Celebrate Christmas by giving gifts from Poppi Italian Leather. This is Poppi wishing you a glorious first week of December. We have just gotten our first major “snowfall” inspiring endless mugs of cioccolata calda (hot chocolate). It seems like a good time to walk in the fresh fallen snow to enjoy the holiday lights.
Since we are nearing the holidays and Christmas will soon be here, I wanted to share a few of my favorite things from http://poppiitalianleather.com Especially relevant, all our items are “made in Italy”. Dedicated to artisans who for centuries have honed their talents in the art of craftsmanship.
Celebrate Christmas with Murano Glass Jewelry
I love the Murano Jewelry. Most noteworthy, our pieces are individually made with hand blown beads. The jewelry will stun you with its exquisite beauty and depth of jewel -toned colors. These are truly statement pieces. Check out our multi-colored Murano Glass Necklace made with 15 lamp-worked beads, 100% nickel-free. There are so many pieces of artisanal jewel, such as the stunning lamp-worked earrings with tiny Swarovski crystals nestled between the glass beads.
For those who have friends or family who love to entertain consider our collection of Murano Glass. Such as the wine, champagne or beverage glasses. Murano is internationally celebrated for producing the finest quality handmade and hand painted glassware for over 500 years. Our portfolio is expansive. It includes Murano Crystal vases, bowls, candle holders and other items. Hence, each piece is a celebration of art and design and would surely make a great gift! https://poppiitalianleather.com/murano-glass.html
Celebrate Christmas Give a Gift from to Friends and Relatives!
Have anyone who is hard to shop for? You are not alone! We suggest apparel for these folks……..who doesn’t like receiving new clothes. Poppi offers a classic portfolio of beautiful and sophisticated Italian clothing for all types. Whether it’s a new holiday dress, pants, knits or ponchos from Bruno Carlo. These Italian garments urge the wearer to live large “viva la vita”!
Traveling Home for the Holidays?
If you’re traveling home for the holidays, carry the ultimate in Italian leather. Poppi is proud to make available a selection of the finest Italian leather bags.
The Holiday Season is upon us
The holiday season is upon us and Poppi Italian Leather celebrates the season with gift ideas for your loved ones. For Italians, Christmas festivities focuses on the family; locals head to their hometowns and spend time at home catching up and eating with friends and family. Meanwhile, light displays and Christmas markets pop up throughout the country. Here in the USA it’s not much different. Christmas is the time we all want to connect with family. And Gift giving is a big part of the holidays. It’s a way we show appreciation for those we love.
Simplify your holiday list to four gifts: a need, a want, an adventure & an educational gift. Forget quantity. Instead find just a few things they will love and use.
Celebrate the Season by giving your Loved one a Poncho or Cape by Bruno Carlo
This season wrap your loved one in a poncho or cape from the Bruno Carlo Family. Deeply rooted in the Italian craftsmanship, with its values and its high quality, Bruno Carlo quickly established itself on the contemporary market Capes and shawls provide all the warmth a jacket can afford, only so much more chic. A big perk with wearing a cape or a shawl is you can still wear your over-sized, chunky, sweaters and not have to change. Because, unlike a jacket, a cape fits very nicely over any knit without making you balloon out from the bulk. Capes and shawls are loose and don’t have buttons or zippers to close up. https://poppiitalianleather.com/clothes.html
Make the holidays happy with the gift of a beautiful, Italian leather bag.
Fine materials and exquisite workmanship combine to create a bag that will bring years of pleasure to its owner. Luxurious leather is easy to care for, and meticulous attention to detail confirms Italy’s leading role in fashion trends throughout the world.
Choose a Classic. Italy’s long record of fashion leadership is based, first and foremost, on respect for the classic principles of design. Gianni Conti Established in 1920, is a family owned business led by Elio and David Contigiani. Their philosophy is to produce superior-quality leather bags with a classic and stylish beauty for the global market. https://poppiitalianleather.com/handbags.html?p=1
Make a Statement. Like a strong woman, the Ripani handbag is emphatically outspoken, without losing an ounce of charm. For 49 years, Ripani has designed, produced, and signed bags from the most exclusive and fashionable material. Founded in 1967, the family run business has led with the passion of leather craftsmanship, prestige of its brand, and originality of its creations. https://poppiitalianleather.com/handbags.html?p=4
Take a Chance. A gift, after all, is exactly that—not a necessity. Use gift-giving as a way to expand your recipient’s horizons, with a cross-body bag, a weekend backpack or a fun clutch.
“Made in Italy” Label, What it Means to you!
It’s worth noting that many “Made-in-Italy” items you see in shops in Italy and abroad are made mostly made in other countries with cheaper materials, with just a few slight modifications done in Italy (like adding a tag or code) to allow them to stamp the item with the coveted Made-in-Italy brand. Brands like Gianni Conti and Ripani invest in full transparency and allow people like myself to witness the production firsthand. https://poppiitalianleather.com/about-our-leather
We assure you that our items wear the “Made in Italy” label proudly and sincerely.
Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
“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
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
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
Saluti my friends, stay well!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
As always we stay committed to our customers by provided the finest “MADE IN ITALY”
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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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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/
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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.
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-
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
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.
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-
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!