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Custom-made bags by Joseph Marcellino

Joe Marcellino shows off a finished handmade leather

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) Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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

Joe Marcellino, center, shows apprentice Angela Finochio, 27,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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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