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post #1 of 97
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Since I have no experience with the brand and have read that a couple of the knowledgable members here do, I was wondering if you think a price of 190 Euros for a pair of them a good deal?
post #2 of 97
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Originally Posted by stilmacher View Post
Since I have no experience with the brand and have read that a couple of the knowledgable members here do, I was wondering if you think a price of 190 Euros for a pair of them a good deal?

Absolutely. I don't like all their styles, but the make certainly justifies that price. I think in Madrid they most retail in the 300-400 range.
post #3 of 97
The price in Paris is around 350 €, except Cordovan...
I don't like their style either but the leather quality is quite OK compared to Weston or C&J
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The price in Paris is around 350 €, except Cordovan...
I don't like their style either but the leather quality is quite OK compared to Weston or C&J

I was just in Paris two weeks ago and picked up a pair of calf/suede brogues on the Rain last, they are my favorite pair of shoes right now.

Price was 325 € incld VAT.
post #5 of 97
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The price in Paris is around 350 €, except Cordovan...
I don't like their style either but the leather quality is quite OK compared to Weston or C&J

Carmina's leathers are definitely better than C&J and Weston. I am still kicking myself for not buying a pair when I was in Paris last year.
post #6 of 97
Tell me where you can get them at that price please
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Tell me where you can get them at that price please

4 Avenue de l'Opera 75004 Paris
post #8 of 97
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4 Avenue de l'Opera 75004 Paris

I think he was talking about the OP's price.
post #9 of 97
Nobody hier from Mallorca, from Palma or from Inca?
Ningun Mallorquino que puede comprar los zapatos por nosotros?

The flagshipstore of Carmina is located in Palma de Mallorca and the factory outlet in Inca/Mallorca.
In Inca you can find the factory outlets of George's (George Coll), Barrats 1890, Munper, Lottusse and YANKO...
post #10 of 97
Last month I was in the Carmina's flagship store in Madrid. They have all models, colors and styles possible.

Prices range from €150 the penny loafers similar to AE Walden , to €230-250 for the Good Year welted and channeled calf shoes in all styles (oxford, derbys, monks, loafers, tassels). Cordovans costs €440. All prices VAT/sales tax included.

This summer I will be in Majorca for a week, and I will visit the factory shop, what a dangerous visit, to empty my wallet.
post #11 of 97
I bought two pairs of Carminas in Paris; one in November, 2004 and the other in November, 2005. I was very happy with them until just recently; especially their appearance and the way they held their shine.
However, I then took the newer pair to Italy on a 10 day trip. One thing I had previously noticed about them, that they seemed a little bit stiff and did not flex too well while walking, really came home to roost. I tried wearing them 12-16 hours per day on my trip, while walking around 10-12 miles per day. The "little" stiffness I noted became far more pronounced and they made me miserable. I rubbed one heel and one little toe raw, simply because the soles of the shoes did not bend well.
By the way, I have the same problem with a pair of Westons; they seem fine for sedentary wearing or even light walking, but they begin to kill me after long walks.
post #12 of 97
I have bought two pairs this year, here in Germany: a pair of calf semibrogues for 289 € and a pair of Dainite soled boots for 330 €. I'm very happy with them so far.
post #13 of 97
hi this is my 1st post here. sorry to revive a dead topic. does anyone have any idea of the current prices at the carmina boutique in paris? just a general price range will suffice, and if possible, also the prices in comparison with c&j in paris. thanks
post #14 of 97
They had a notice in their window recently declaring that Paris prices were now the same as those in Madrid (previously Carmina Paris had been pricier). I bought a pair of Cordovan boots there for 450 euros (an absolute steal - they are terrific boots). As far as I can remember, these were the most expensive shoes in the shop. Leather shoes were around 250-350 euros if I recall correctly. Cheaper than C&J where prices are 350-550 euros. In terms of quality of build and in comparison to the prices of English shoes available in Paris, Carmina is very good value. I happen to prefer C&J shoes and styles in calf leather, but love Carmina's Cordovan. Plus I enjoy the atmosphere and service in C&J's Paris boutiques.
post #15 of 97
thanks for the reply, HHD. much appreciated.

i don't have much to spend, so it's between 2 pairs from carmina and 1 pair from c&j.

momma said 2 is better than 1.
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