^ Plasma, here are a few points that will help answer some questions of yours.
-We buy from other retailers because they receive products from Carmina that Carmina doesn't sell directly.
-"MTO" is indeed "made to order," and a MTO request can be made by emailing Carmina directly and discussing with them what you want to have done.
-Finally, Carmina's e-store has a fairly limited stock, compared to what they actually make. If you see something that's not for sale on their website, you can contact them and possibly find what you're looking for in one of their boutiques, which I would guess (but I'm not sure) would have the same pricing as their e-store.
-If you see something you like on the e-store, go for it; you're not going to find lower prices anywhere else.