Giovanni’s and Co. LLC. is a small family-owned and operated business that literally began in a suitcase in 1927. The suitcase, filled with magnificent imported linens, laces and finery, was carried by founder, Jennie Martino DiGiovanni, a petite Italian lady who sold her fine goods to the vacationing carriage trade in Atlantic City, Ventnor and Margate, New Jersey.
As the demand for her merchandise, taste and expertise grew, the suitcase was transformed into year-round boutiques located first, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk; then in Linwood, New Jersey, and now in Margate City, New Jersey, under the direction of her daughter Maria Walters who shares her mother’s passion and continues the tradition selling handkerchiefs to third and fourth generation customers as well as a bevy of brand new Internet customers.
Giovanni’s continues as a purveyor of fine linen, cotton, lace, and classic and contemporary prints woven, manufactured and imported from the finest handkerchief companies, mills, and embroidery capitals in the world. Today, Giovanni’s boasts one of the largest collections of ladies’ and men’s handkerchiefs in the country. That extraordinary collection is the primary focus of this website.
As you browse and click, prepare yourself for a treat! You will find Giovanni’s handkerchiefs a perfect accessory for the discriminating man or woman, for the bride, groom and their bridal party, and for that special birthday or unique gift that sustains a tradition of caring merchants and experts who serve to please while maintaining the elegance and quality of the HANDKERCHIEF and the time-tested fabrics and hand-work employed to create