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Joe Marcellino shows off a finished handmade leather (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Joe Marcellino shows off a finished handmade leather briefcase in his Huntington showroom. Marcellino crafts high-end briefcases, satchels and bags for professional men and women. He has been successful selling his custom-made bags online and has now opened a retail location to expand and train staff in this highly-skilled work.(Oct. 12, 2013)

Custom-made bags by Joseph Marcellino

Joe Marcellino has built an Old World-style business selling handmade, custom-ordered bags using the modern tools of online sales and digital marketing. Now, as he attempts to grow, he's testing a more traditional retail channel: a shop for Joseph P. Marcellino Bag Co. in downtown Huntington.

Craftsman Joe Marcellino makes high-end briefcases, satchels and
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Craftsman Joe Marcellino makes high-end briefcases, satchels and bags for professional men and women. He has been successful selling his custom-made bags online and has now opened a retail location in Huntington in order to expand and train staff in this highly-skilled work.(Oct. 12, 2013)

Joe Marcellino inspects a piece of raw leather
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Joe Marcellino inspects a piece of raw leather for imperfections in his Huntington workshop. Marcellino makes high-end briefcases, satchels and bags for professional men and women. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Joe Marcellino uses tools like these to makes
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Joe Marcellino uses tools like these to makes briefcases, satchels and bags for professional men and women. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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Joe Marcellino, center, shows apprentice Angela Finochio, 27,
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Joe Marcellino, center, shows apprentice Angela Finochio, 27, of Farmingdale, left, how to create components for leather accessories in Marcellino's Huntington workshop. (Oct. 12, 2013)

A variety of buckles sits in the showcase
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A variety of buckles sits in the showcase at the Joseph P. Marcellino Bag Co.'s Huntington retail location. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Joe Marcellino works on components for his leather
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Joe Marcellino works on components for his leather accessories in his Huntington workshop Saturday. (Oct. 12, 2013)

A variety of leather straps sits in a
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A variety of leather straps sits in a showcase at the Joseph P. Marcellino Bag Co. retail location in Huntington. (Oct. 12, 2013)

A variety of finished briefcases sit in the
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A variety of finished briefcases sit in the showcase at the Joseph P. Marcellino Bag Co. store in Huntington. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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