Originally Posted by HHD
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.
That is great price. I paid 420 for a pair of cordovan wingtips in February when ordering directly from Spain. Don't know whether VAT was deducted or not.
Originally Posted by stevebernardthomas
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.
- Who would you chose - once Kate or twice Pete?
- Kate is great. But twice is twice.