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-

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

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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

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!

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!