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.

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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
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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.

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Murano Glass Necklace
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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

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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.

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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-

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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

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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.

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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-

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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

Poppi Italian Leather Travels to Milan, Italy

Ciao Bella!

Today’s blog will be focusing on something different then clothing, handbags or our glassware. Poppi’s owner will soon be leaving for the fashion show in Milan.   It is a key part of why Poppi Italian Leather offers such great merchandise in all things Italian!

After all The Italian people pride themselves on looking their best. They dress not with trends on their minds but with a emphasis on the body. The Italian closet is full of well made articles that act as workhorses.

Mipel handbag show
Mipel Handbag Show

Something that is very important to us at Poppi, is for our customers to know we offer only authentic “Made in Italy” pieces, whether it be the clothes, handbags, jewelry or glassware!

THE FASHION WORLD OF MILAN

The fashion world has two seasons, spring/summer and fall/winter. During the months of September and February Milan hosts trade shows for buyers to attend from all around the world. These shows are to view the new up and coming fashion for the respective season in apparel, leather, jewelry and accessories.

POPPI’s OWNER TRAVELS TO MILAN

This September, a few short weeks from now, the store owner will travel to Milan to partake in these two exciting shows!  The Mipel Bag Show and the White Show, the main trade show for women’s collections.

She will be attending the showrooms of the fashion companies she currently buys from to view their latest collection.   After decisions are made, and orders placed she will visit new showrooms for handbags, apparel and jewelry.  She always has her eye out for new brands to showcase at her store in Rochester, MN. and website,  poppiitalianleather.com.  And there is a wide-ranging array of impressive products to choose from!

She is passionate about ITALIAN FASHION and we know you will be too. The quality, design, craftsmanship is unsurpassed.

Piazza Del Duomo
Piazza Del Duomo in Milan

To journey to Milan, Italy for the shows is an exciting trip to make.  There is much to see and many decisions to make for the year 2018. And while she will be busy at the show during the day she will have the evenings to explore Milan’s night scene, meeting her Italian friends for dinner in the Navigli Region or simply people watching at the bustling Piazza Del Duomo (Milan’s spacious city square).

Milan jazz musician
Jazz Musician on the street in Milan

So pack your bags, enjoy the photos and share our trip to Italy!  You will like what you see! Then come visit us in our Showroom, Poppi Italian Leather, downtown Rochester, MN or at our web boutique, poppiitalianleather.com. and find your own slice of Italy.

Arrivederci!

Gianni Conti Showroom
Gianni Conti Showroom

HOW TO WEAR CLOTHES LIKE AN ITALIAN!

Ciao Poppi followers! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer months! While we still have our sunshine days, we seem to also have rainy days thrown into the mix.  I would like to use that opportunity to introduce some of our new clothes from Italy that would be perfect for these cooler rainy days!

ITALIAN STYLE, SIMPLE YET COMPLEX

The secret to dressing like an Italian is simple, yet complex: fit, color and fabric. Restrict the colors you wear. Italians will typically wear two at a time. And pay close attention to the fit. Clothes should skim the body! Last, pay close attention to accessories. Be a bit of diva with those!

The first piece is a long sleeve, light weight sweater with a gold-toned button at the crest of the neckline. Designed with a horizontal stripe pattern of grey, beige and black, it is a perfect topper with slim fitting jeans, slacks or any style skirt.  it would also be a chic cover-up for the sassy black dress.

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Poppi Italian Cardigan

Our second piece is our new Prince of Wales styled dress pants. Perfect for the refined city look teamed with ankle boots or heels. Designed in a soft plaid pattern in tones of grey and black. Woven into the design are thin silver and gold threads. Finishing the look is a velvet belt tied bow style in front.

Prince of Whales styled dress pants

Poppi Italian Pants

The last piece I want to talk about is our boxy, cropped sweater that harmonizes well with any style of trouser or a mid-waist skirt.  Available in cream, hunter green and merlot, this cozy cropped sweater can be paired with almost any outfit of choice! It sports long sleeve, and loose fit.  On the front and sleeves there is a subtle horizontal ribbing in the fabric.

Cropped sweater

Poppi Jersey Sweater

TAKE ME SHOPPING!

So, you don’t have to go to Milan to dress like an Italian. Stop in to our boutique located in Rochester, MN or browse our web store www.poppiitalianleather.com to see our new arrivals from Italy!  You will find an eclectic collection to choose from.

Arrivederci miei Amici!