The sales in the EU stores are significantly better than the US store. There is something that I am considering that is 220 euros and over $500 in the US store. I'm willing to proxy for a few items/people, but I can't do that much just due to time restraints and shipping issues with my flat in Paris. Items would be a final sale (unless you really want to pay the shipping another three times), so there is that inherent risk.
Fair enough criticism; most of the high end French shoes can be very esoteric, which I willingly concede. Berluti and Corthay are probably two of the more polarizing examples with the bold choice of color, patina, and leather, yet the shape of both is consistently stunning. To me, the arca is still the best looking shoe available RTW.
Nice read...thanks for this. Corthay is easily my favorite footwear brand and company. I know that one of the craftsmen is a member here. The current windows are really well done...stained orange arca with an insane patina. I'll try to snap a photo soon as I live about 15 minutes walking from the maison.