I was reading through the Carmina Shoe P0rn thread and spied a familiar shoe in among some photos of the racks at the Carmina Barcelona boutique, as snapped by one NAMOR.
It looks almost identical to a shoe I purchased on special for the princely sum of $160 at Farage in Sydney a few months back.
OK, the medallion is different, as is the colour. But boy do they look similar apart from that.
Here's a shot of the sole on my Farage shoe:
The waist of the sole is a royal blue; the heel was originally the same colour.
Inside the shoe, the curve of the heel is lined in a purple suede - somewhat similar to some of Carmina's footwear.
The Farage box (which alas, I haven't kept) was marked "Made in Spain" and there's a stamp inside the shoe stating "planta de cuero" (Spanish for "leather sole"). The only other markings are a set of digits "173861" and the size "44".
Is it possible that I have scored the greatest new-in-box Carmina bargain in history?