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Skoaktiebolaget – Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafé, Saint Crispin’s, Paolo Scafora, Carmina, Rubinacci

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. cwh812

    cwh812 Senior Member

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    Leaves, next order think you might want to consider ordering more EG - within 24/36 hours many sizes already sold out. Also, notice you don't carry a ton of models although you do offer some of the most competitive price out there. Just curious as to why that is. I'm sure if you carried EG in the range of a Unipair or Leffot they would fly out your door given your competitive prices.

    I don't run a shoe store so I may not know what I am talking about - just curious.
     


  2. budapest12

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    ^ I don't think that's a bad point. I'm not saying there are a bunch of guys like me out there -- on the border of getting into EG but still contemplating whether we are willing to jump to that price point -- BUT I think most who are would order from Skoak given the great pricing. And those already into the brand probably wouldn't mind spending less either.
     


  3. Leaves

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    We're actually just seeing a positive increase in EG sales, it took a while for people to" find us" I think, and because lead times are about five months for Edward Green it takes a while for us to meet the demand of our clients. We're also a very small store with a limited storage capacity although we are looking for ways to improve this. Our ambition is to become a leading International premium men's shoe store but Rome was not built in a day. :) We've only been open for business for about 18 months, and our web store for about 3 months, compared to Leffot and Unipair, these guys have been around for 5-6 years.

    I want to take the opportunity to thank both our new clients and "old regulars", some of you guys have supported us from day 1 and we're very grateful for your continued support. Please be patient with us, stock levels will improve. And I'm always open to feedback and suggestions, please PM me.
     


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    Do you have a picture of the aged rosewood Galways?
     


  5. Leaves

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    I want to address this as well. I know a lot of our shoe retail colleagues think we are pricing Edward Green and Carmina very aggressively, which is really not accurate. We’re actually slightly more expensive than Edward Green Jermyn Street or if you shop directly with Carmina in their online shop or any of their flagship stores. But Sweden has the highest VAT (a kind of sales tax) in the world, and as you know, this is deducted for all orders outside the European Union. Our business model has always been about competing with great customer care and great models, not through pricing.
     


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    Wow, I for one didn't realize how new you guys really were. I think you've come a long way so far, and the new website is definitely a step in the right direction. I've definitely enjoyed doing business with you so far as the shoes and customer service have always been top notch.
     


  7. budapest12

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    Well said and well noted.
     


  8. gaseousclay

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    I think my next shoe purchase will be from skoaktiebolaget based on everyone's high praise and their great selection and pricing. You guys seem to be doing a great job tapping into the SF collective mind when it comes to shoe styles - I love the EG burgundy beaulieu's and the Carmina U-Wings look great! I even like the fact that you've offered a brown calf U-wing without the medallion broguing on the toe cap.
     


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    I bought my first shoe from SKOAB on your first opening day and my latest shoe (N.B. not last [​IMG]) yesterday. A total of five pairs has followed me home to date. I live in Sweden so cannot benefit from VAT-deduction, but it is always a great pleasure to visit the store for a chat or a purchase.
    I am certain that Rome will eventually be built [​IMG]
     


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    Leaves - I happened to notice you were selling a pair of shoes via skoak's ebay account that were labeled as a wide width version in the description. Would this have been a cancelled MTO or do you occasionally stock wide width versions for your regular inventory?
     


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    put it this way.

    i bought my 2nd pair of carminas from these guys at skoak when i live down the street from leatherfoot. Absolutely NOTHING but great things to say about Arne and his team over there, but what they stock and what I was looking for weren't exactly on the same page when it came to carminas. Patrick and Gabe were nothing but great in terms of email response when it came to my gazillion questions about what I wnated to order.

    They shipped out fast too. I got the invoice in the morning Eastern time, I got the tracking number after lunch.
     
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    Leaves, can you confirm the bolded part? I thought Edward Green only had shearling in the shaft of the boots?

    Also, how does Edward Green shearling compare with the shearling from Carmina and Enzo Bonafe?
     


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    That's good to hear. I think each vendor has their strengths - leatherfoot seems like a great shop and I love the fact that they stock some interesting Saint Crispin's makes, but $1600 shoes aren't in my budget now. Skoak has me sold on their prices but also the brands/styles they offer. Think I might have to pull the trigger on a pair of carminas next
     


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    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    those Beaulieus are an instakop :slayer:

    looking forward to my first purchasing experience with our good friends at the shop whose name i can't pronounce :happy:
     


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    Isn't that the truth!
     


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