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Mother’s Day is next Month and we have the Gifts covered
Buongiorno my Friends, we have gifts for mom!
This is Rebecca from Poppi Italian Leather. Mother’s Day (or Festa della Mamma as it is known in Italy) is coming up next month and I know how personally stressful finding the perfect gift for one of the most important people in your life can be!
Though it’s not always possible to personally visit Italy, I know many of you may have moms that have travelled to and appreciate Italian culture and handcrafted items made in Italy. Perhaps you have spent a special vacation visiting the glass blowers of Murano or the leather merchants in Florence, or simply strolling the streets of Rome after eating “cena” (dinner) in Rome. Or browsing the gold merchants on Ponte Di Vecchio in Florence.
My suggestions below are ideal as a Mother’s Day gift for Italophiles who adore true Italian craftsmanship —if you find something you like yourself, well we won’t tell! Everyone warrants a “treat yourself” moment because let’s be honest, you deserve it too.
Murano Glass makes the ideal gift
For Murano Lovers, these wine glasses would make the perfect Mothers’s Day gift. buy them with or without stems. If you’re looking for that “WOW” factor then treat her to one of the vases. A truly remarkable piece of art that makes a statement in any décor. Another Murano item I adore includes this multi colored Murano glass necklace with three strands of “tile” beads. This stunning piece comes with matching earrings. If making a statement is more your style we have many elegant and bold piece of Murano jewelry that truly channels that feeling of Venetian crystal.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmVNOqn9HPo
Luxurious leather bags is the ideal gift for Mothers’s Day
I’m swooning over this buttery soft leather bag in dreamy sea glass green. Its a five-star luxury by Ripani, available in two sizes. Check out all the features including the outside zip pockets and cross body strap. Perhaps her style is more casual then she will love our woven bags in weathered leather. Did I mention these woven’s are available in several different styles and sizes……so uniquely Italian! If she plans on traveling this summer or likes to be hands free take a peek at our medium sized backpack in either classic brown or black. It’s the ultimate chic way to travel these days.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W05mOo-jorY
Italian Apparel, stylish, functional and chic!
I almost forgot to mention our Apparel, all made exclusively in Italy. The lightweight summer cardigan is one of my favorites, available in Nite blue, black or pastel pink. It’s the perfect weight for summer and can easily be dressed up or worn casually. These tunics in pastel colors of pink, blue or chalk by Mey Fashion are easy to wear, machine washable and travel well. The bell sleeve is a flattering to elbow length. Wear these with linen pants, jeans or leggings.http://www.mercatoditestaccio.it/
Check out my favorites mentioned here for Mother’s Day or just browse through all the great stuff yourself…..on Poppiitalianleather. We have so many new items that I’m so excited about!
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
Mention you saw this blog and receive 15% off on the leather. It’s Poppi’s way of saying buon tempo di primavera
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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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!
Ciao Poppi followers! The new handbags for fall & winter season have all arrived in. This is good news to share with my followers. The bad news is the weather is starting to turn colder signaling winter is approaching. The new bags seen here will not be available until November 10th on the web. Call the store to buy and ship today. 507-282-3088
New Handbags by Gianni Conti
The first trio of handbags I want to talk about are from the designer Gianni Conti. First of all, they come in three color options. A dark gray with black trim, a caramel brown, and deep ruby red with black trim. The front of the bag offers two zip pockets and the back has one large horizontal zip pocket. The bag sports one handle that is long enough to be worn on the shoulder. Additionally, customers can wear it as a cross body bag, with the long strap provided. In addition, the inside of the bag is very roomy with two open pockets, big enough to fit a phone, wallet, or keys, and a side zip pocket. Finally, if you’re a compartment lover this bag is perfect for you as it offers great. http://gianniconti.com
Introducing Alex & Co.
The next style is smaller than the first mentioned handbags. These handbags are also Gianni Conti but from their sportier line called Alex & Co., new to Poppi Italian Leather. Also, the bags are a perfect accessory for a night out or if you just prefer the look of the smaller handbag. Furthermore, the colors available are beige rose, olive green, and black. It has a twisted rope design down the front middle of the flap, and a design detail of a zipper that encircles the rounded shape. There is a zip top under the flap as well as a zipper pocket on the inside. Customers can use this handbag as a shoulder or cross body bag. http://poppiitalianleather.com
Vintage Woven Handbag Styles
For those of our shoppers who love the vintage woven look in handbags, we have new styles in this story line. In particular, one style being a medium bucket bag with an exterior vertical pocket. It sports one handle for the shoulder, and has a long adjustable and removable cross body strap. Specifically offered in neutral taupe or chocolate brown. On the other hand, this style features a woven front flap with smooth leather on the body of the bag. Under the flap are two open pockets for exterior storage along with a back horizontal zip pocket. This bag gives you the best of both worlds and it comes in deep red or black. The third woven bag is a medium messenger or cross body bag with a slim profile. It has an exterior zip pocket with a long adjustable strap, available in red, black or taupe. http://pellealvegetale.it
A Slice of Italy at Poppi Italian Leather
If you are an admirer of Italian style you will find a slice of Italy here. Our products are all “Made in Italy” and come from generations of families who have dedicated their lives to creating timeless beauty with each piece one by one. Stop in to our store located in the Shops at University Square, Rochester, MN, a short walk from Mayo Medical Center. Shop on line at poppiitalianleather.com or check out Poppi’s facebook page. Stop in, shop online or call to place your order. We ship anywhere within the contingent US.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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/
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.