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

Ponch
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.

Poncho
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-

Poncho
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

Cape
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.

Cape
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-

Cape
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

Woven Italian Handbags in vintage leather look

Woven Italian Leather Handbags

Ciao Poppi followers! Welcome to the store that brings you the latest in Italian Leather. First off, this month we started with a bang for the fourth of July and to keep that excitement going, I would like to introduce the newest style coming from Italy.  The vintage style woven Italian handbag in weather leather.

Here at Poppi, we pride ourselves on having the bag that will match your personality.  We encourage you to set your own style!  Be a trend setter in your world. From big bags, to small, from eclectic and colorful to traditional in style, you will find the perfect bag at Poppi Italian Leather.

Gianni Conti Designs in Woven Leather

The new woven Italian handbag Made by Gianni Conti, are offered in four styles, a tote, the bucket bag, a medium cross body and the smaller cross body.  The colors available are black, cognac brown, chocolate brown and taupe. The leather is styled in a vintage, weather appearance, interlaced and woven.  The bucket and tote bag each comes with a long detachable and adjustable strap. The cross body bags have long adjustable straps.  All have top zip closures with many interior options for keeping your items organized.  The cross body bags has outside zip pockets

The story of Gianni Conti began in 1920 when Nicola Contigiani began making hand-made leather bags in his “Casa” in Italy.  It has grown into a respected and re-known design house producing exemplar leather bags and wallets for both women and men.  Each bag tells its own story,  from the fragrance of the Veg-Tanned leather, to the particular aesthetics, and finally the endurance of each bag made. Like many Italian businesses it has now passed to his family to continue the family tradition.

This month we invite you in to see our woven bags and find the perfect one for you. If woven  does not suit your style there are plenty of other pretty and stylish bags to choose from!  Always feel free to check out our website at poppiitalianleather.com

Woven Handbags
Woven Handbags

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The Beautiful Story About Venetian Murano Crystal

Murano Crystal is Stunning Art Glass

Ciao Poppi followers! First of all, we are here to tell you about the breathtaking Murano Crystal. The month of July is heating up with clear skies, and warm sunning days. What more could we want! The weather isn’t the only thing of beautiful this month! I want to tell you about the stunning Murano Crystal at Poppi Italian Leather. Finally, this crystal is available in many styles and designs. As much as, wine glasses, drinking glasses, bowls, vases, decanters, and decorative pieces for your home.

A beautiful, short boat ride from Venice will take you to Murano. First, the glass is blown by mouth, given its shape, and also color. For this reason, the glass is lead free and double-fired which makes it guaranteed dishwasher safe.  Most of all,  on every piece of glass there is a Mark of Authenticity embedded in the bottom. Assurance you are buying real Murano Crystal.

Hence, the story behind glass blowing on the Island of Murano has steeped in ancient history. Nowadays, Artisans use the same technique of glass blowing learned from generations that pass from family to family.  Youtube/MuranoGlassMaking

ABOUT THE COMPANY THAT CREATED THESE VIBRANT, COLOR INFUSED DESIGNS

 

In 1976 the Meyer family moved to Door County to open their new business. Every year they traveled to Italy to seek out new and unique artisan items for their store. Also, they built lasting relationships with some of the finest Italian craftsmen. Together, they created these exclusive and uniquely designed Venetian Murano Crystal, hand painted in vibrant color infused designs. As a result, we are happy and excited to offer this beautiful crystal on our website PoppiMurano-Crystal and at our shop located in Rochester, MN.

Most of all the photographs will never capture the elegant vibrancy of the color, sparkle, or sound of the crystal.  For instance, any one of the beautiful, bright pieces of art would look lovely in your home. In addition, the vibrant, breathtaking colors and unique designs will add style to any decor!  The glass is wonderful for decorations and gift-giving.  Furthermore, treat yourself or your guest to a sumptuous glass of wine or a fresh beverage in the drinking glasses.

Did we catch your attention? We wish to share all of the information that we can provide about our exquisite Murano crystal. The more you learn, the more beauty you see in the crystal.  Feel free to browse the entire selection on the website.  Finally, visit our shop, Poppi Italian Leather located in Rochester, MN and find the perfect Murano Crystal for your home! www.poppiitalianleather.com

Murano Crystal Vase
Murano Crystal Vase
Murano Crystal Bowl
Murano Crystal Bowl