Originally Posted by spacemanvt
Went to the carmina store in barcelona to have a look. Was not impressed with the leather and selection for the most part... C&J leather seems to be higher quality. They did not have many styles I was interested in but the cordovan looked nice... a bit shiny for my taste and around 500 euros minimum
I have to agree. Not with the leather thing, though. But the store is far from impressive. Specially if you actually want to buy something. When I just passed by or just entered for a quick look everything seems in order. Nice helpful staff, an Ok selection of shoes, etc. But that's only what it looks like. Last weekend went to buy a pair of shoes and went out empty handed. Why? Because they didn't have a single pair in my size. And it's a 7F, nothing special. I asked for several models I liked and all the sizes they had were either too small or too big. And another thing I really disliked is their policy concerning their catalog: if they have a pair of shoes in ther catalog, but none of the stores have them in stock, then ordering them to the factory is considered an special order, thus increasing the price by 30%. WTF?? But the staff are actually very helpful and they really met my expectations. They have ordered several models from all the stores (Madrid and Paris) so I can try them on. So I'm waiting their call because I do think the shoes in general are very nice and very good quality.