Tell me about it.
I have resigned myself to the fact that the Aubercy box will only be ticked if I feel like a trip to France. I am lucky in that there is a Corthay boutique in London and my conversations (both verbal and email) have been a pleasure thus far.
I have resisted the temptation to order "blind" online but from the conversations I have had with the London branch I expect their service to be second to none - this (in my experience) cannot be said for other English brands.
Which model are you looking at out of interest?
To be honest, I haven't any particular Modell in mind, but I would start with the classics first.
I've never ried those long sleek French modells on, so I'm not sure how it will look on me.
But the Pictures are gorgeous. so are the Reviews about the making Quality.
A ppity they are hard to find here in Germany, but Germans are not known for the extravagant. I'll try to find some on my next Hamburg trip.