Can anyone comment as to the relative shipping times/methods of Carmina (via web store) and Skoaktiebolaget? And also whether they are shut down for the holidays?
FWIW I'm in Australia...
good choice on the shoe.
my personal experience is, unless you're going to save a massive amount of $ somewhere else -
it doesn't get much better than dealing with Betty directly.
I bought those off the Carmina web store - took about two weeks to get to Australia and I didn't get an indication of when they were shipped. They just turned up with no warning.
Betty was helpful in chasing up the shipping information for me. The only thing was that I asked for her help in following this up about two weeks after I'd bought them. She got back to me within a day but the shoes arrived a couple of hours before her message did
I guess the point here is that although no communication was sent, the purchase went through without any issues. I don't recall having that issue with a previous pair of shoes I'd bought from the Carmina website though.
Carmina uses DHL to ship (this means duties will be incurred if you're above the limit)...charged me 50 Euro for shipping i think...Oz will be a little more. SKAB uses swedish post which can take 7-10 days but chances are you will pay no tax. I didnt.
There's nothing better than buying from Carmina...if they have the model you want. The other dealers are good for the designs that Carmina doesnt display on their estore.
Anyone know what a Brown Vergano is? How is it compared to Calf Leather?
What I know personally is that it's very soft and the brown is beautiful. Here's a pic of one of my two pairs in the leather