I love my Carmina shoes (3 pairs so far) and I love my G&Gs (also 3 pairs). But they are completely different animals.
As for the slash in your shoes - I agree - should not have passed QC - glad they fixed you back up.
Agreed. I don't understand how anyone can say they're trying to compete with EG/G&G, and that price isn't an issue; it absolutely is an issue, and is in fact the single most important issue.
It's simple: Pay more, get more. Carminas can be had for less than half of the cost of the aforementioned brands, and it seems silly to expect the same product for a far lower price.
With that being said, what happened to Moo sounds pretty messed up, and we can only hope it was a fluke.
Ah yes, I have only had good personal experiences with Betty and Vass, so Im among the lucky ones.
But I am noticing some sort of trend among shoe makers who believe they have a good reputation to trade on.
When you deal with them, their responses seem to suggest they're doing you a favour by selling you their shoes. And my response to that is that they are quite mistaken.