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!

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

Trade Show In Milan Starts Soon! Time to Pack.

THE OWNER LEAVES IN A FEW DAYS FOR MILAN, ITALY.

Ciao, my Poppi followers! As many of you know our merchandise is “Made exclusively in Italy”.  It is therefore important that you know how our product gets to Poppi Italian Leather.  In a few short days the owner will be leaving for the trade shows in Milan, Italy.  There she will attend Mipel, the leading international leather goods trade show held at Rho Fiero, Milano.  And White Milano, the apparel trade show held at the Superstudio  Piu, in zone Tortona in Milan.

Mipel handbag show
Mipel Handbag Show

VISITING THE TRADE SHOWS IN MILAN

While in Milan she will spend three days at each trade show.  Her primary focus is to visit the showrooms of the brands represented at POPPI Italian Leather. www.poppiitalianleather.com.  The showrooms are set up for the purpose of showcasing proposed styles for the following season.  But the collections will not arrive until early spring. In addition, she will also be visiting other showrooms with a eye out for new brands.

It is in Milan, at the shows where one first gets a glimpse of the new fashions trending. The trade shows are very exciting to attend. There are light shows,  music combo’s, style shows, best new designer contests and displays of shoe and handbag construction.  Each showroom is beautifully decorated, with models showcasing the styles.   Italian treats are offered such as, espresso, Prosecco, Italian chocolate, biscotti and tiny sandwiches. Its a very busy time and long days are spent with the decision process.

Mipel trade show
Gianni Conti Showroom

In beween the trade shows, Rebecca will travel to Florence for the day. There she visits a father/son business that produces Poppi’s most popular bag. The cross body messenger bag. It has been on the web boutique and our boutique in Rochester since 2008. The bag is produced each season in new colors but the standard colors in brown, black & red can always be bought. After a long day of sales negotiations she will stop to eat at her favorite restaurant, la Giostra.  This is where you will find La Bistecca, the famous Florence Steak!

Messenger style tote
Florence Crossbody Tote

ITALY IS WHERE FASHION BEGINS

It’s very rewarding bringing high quality and unique fashion to Poppi Italian Leather.  Because this gives the customer an opportunity to create their style. Each season brings new Fashion trends in style, color, and design. The key is to find what works for you and wear it.  Its important to stress that all the pieces are made-to-order for Poppi.  Nothing is mass-produced.

Fashionable Italian Clothing
Italian Handbags and Apparel as seen on the streets of Milan.

With fall now upon us, it is with great anticipation to see the new styles arriving in. Nothing can beat the doldrums of winter blues than something new in your closet. And Our customers can find the very latest apparel and leather bags at our boutique in Rochester, MN.  Or visit the online store at. www.poppiitalianleather.com and order now.

You can find styles of all occasion ranging from the chic professional, Saturday luncheons with friends or the sultry dress for date night out.  And, don’t forget the final accessory.  The Handbag! Its often overlooked but people do notice what you are carrying. Its amazing how a beautiful Italian Leather bag finishes the outfit.

RETURNING BACK from the trade show AFTER A SUCCESSFUL BUYING TRIP

It’s always exciting when she returns back from the trade show. We get sneak peeks of the new items ordered and see pictures of the glittering showrooms. She shares her favorite restaurants in Milan. And she will take us on a tour of the fabulous shops in the Galleria Vittorio, the world famous mall on the Piazza Duomo  It will be great fun to share all of this with you.

In conclusion, I will end with a quote from the fabulous Coco Chanel, “Dress Shabbily and they remember the dress: dress impeccably and they remember the woman”.                                                                                                                                     Visit our online shop now at  www.poppiitalianleather.com and dress like an Italian!

Until next time, ciao bella!

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