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



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

Best Italian Clothes

Ciao my Poppi lovers!  Today’s blog will be featuring some of our beautiful pieces of clothing we have in store and online.

The first top is a sleeveless rich minty green with a burst of raspberry in a floral pattern.  There is a small v cut out that rests beneath the hollow of your neck with strings to tie a bow across the cut out. It is a loose fitting top that billows out towards the hem. It is a sheer top with under top sewn attached to it. Looks wonderful with any color denim or leggings. Available in a small or medium.

The next piece is a ¾ quarter sleeve top with a small shoulder cut out on each arm, decorated with filigree pattern. Is a lightweight flowy top that comes in white or a light brown, perfect to wear on those sunny days. Looks wonderful with denim or leggings.  Available in medium or large.

The final piece can be worn as casual or perfect for a night out on the town. Comes in a light grey or an olive green. A long sleeve top that follows the high/low fashion. The back of the top is long enough when wearing leggings, will cover your derriere.   Looks great with dark denim or black leggings. Can be paired with multiple options of jewelry or shoes.  Available in medium or large.

There are many more fun tops, skirts, pants and dresses to choose from! Something for every occasion, stop in or check out our website now!


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Happy Mother’s Day from Poppi Italian Leather

Ciao, Poppi Followers!

Ciao my Poppi followers! Today is a very special day where we honor and pamper that person so special to us; Happy Mother’s Day!  Today I would like to talk about some of the new arrivals here in the store that would make a perfect gift.

Our first item is a very beautiful dress that would be perfect for cocktails in the spring or a night out for the summer. It has a sheer over layer detailed in a floral pattern, with mesh style long sleeves and a pale pink slip. Goes down to right above the knees and is a great way to show off the warm weather glow!

Our next item is a beautiful blush jacket, that is ¾ quarter sleeved with a cream flower pin to accent one of the sides of the jacket. The summer weight cotton jacket is styled with the new bell sleeves. Goes well with the dress as described above, or would be the final touch to a camisole and jeans pairing.

The final item for today is a red sleeveless top decorated with a floral pattern. It is a sheer overlay with a lightweight lining in the same color. There are double ruffles at the sleeve line. This breezy summer top would look great with white pants or jeans……add strappy sandals to finish the look!

We have many more different and unique styles here at Poppi Italian Leather, don’t waste any more time! Stop on in and find that perfect match for you gift today!


Summer Top
Summer Top
Ripani Handbag
Ripani Handbag
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Open Shoulder Blouse



Ciao my Poppi Italian followers! Today’s blog will be about finding the perfect accessory for a special day! Whether it’s a gift, something you want your partner to surprise you with or a treat for yourself.  Valentine’s Day is the one day that is set aside to make you feel special and loved. While candies and flowers are nice……they don’t last! Why not give or receive something that reminds you every day of being loved.

At POPPI, we have a great selection of beautiful items that are perfect for the occasion. Today I will be talking about two select styles. Stay tuned!

The first handbag is a bright, fun red that announces love is in the air! It’s detailed with black trim around the stitching and accented with gold bars at the end of the handles. The top zips closed; on the in-side there is a center zippered divider to keep your items organized.  On one side of the interior there are two pockets for your phone or keys.  It’s a modern design for urban living!

The second style is a clutch accompanied with a wrist strap. This handbag is a deeper red accented with gorgeous snakeskin detailing. There are two magnetic buttons on each corner of the clutch that when opened reveals zip closed compartments on each side of the clutch. This style has a generous amount of room but still small enough for easy carry. This is the perfect accessory to complete a sexy look for a night out on this special day!

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Buon Giorno my fellow Poppi shoppers! I have returned to talk to you about some of the beautiful articles of clothing we have in store and online for the winter! If this weather is making you say brrr! as much as the rest of us, well I have the perfect item to warm up your day. Looking for that last piece to complete your look for the day? Not quite sure how to winterize your style? The poncho style sweaters designed by Bruno Carlo would be the perfect finishing touch. Both styles are a knitted pattern, one with the design going across the poncho and the second style with a cable knit pattern, both stop around the elbows while continuing to taper down to a V-Shape. The fur adorning the collar of this poncho is the finishing touch to a casual or dressy style. The first poncho with the sideways knit design comes in a dark grey with dark grey fur with pieces that were lightened as well as a gorgeous Aubergine.  The second poncho with the cable knit design comes in a dark brown color with a lighter shade of fur and a beige color with a variance of colors in the fur. If the chill is getting to be too much stop on in and try the different styles! There is a perfect match out there for everyone!

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Ciao to our Poppi followers! Today I would like to introduce a uniquely styled handbag we carry in our store and on our website; www.poppiitalianleather.com. This bag is from one of our top designers; it is beautiful styled and comes with plenty of room to fit a woman’s everyday necessities. It is a glimmery metallic gold, with black accents and black shoulder straps, one of the straps is adorned with a black leather bow. The top of the bag comes with the option to have it zip closed, there is a pocket on one side of the inside of the purse, big enough to fit a phone, cards, keys, etc. The purse is offered in bordeaux as well, if this style sounds like the bag for you, come on in and get your perfect fit!

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There is a reason the Italians rock it when it comes to style.  From sleek sports cars, high end fashion, to luxury leather bags, Italy is the world trend-setter of innovation and design.

The Italians place high priority on uniqueness of design, style and quality of material. Mass production is not part of their vocabulary.  So, the next time you are about to indulge in that name brand item everyone else is wearing take a deep breath.  Enter POPPI Italian Leather web store and be prepared to STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD.