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Skoaktiebolaget – Carmina, John Lobb, Enzo Bonafè, Carlos Santos, Saint Crispin’s, Rubinacci – Offi

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    its been a while since ive been here. carmina is cheaper than i remember it. oh sweet carmina
     
  2. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Changes

    As many of you already know the non-EU retailers (mainly US and Hong Kong) are feeling very threatened by EU retailers and the weak Euro. Out of respect for the manufacturers we have agreed to make some changes. I will in short explain how these changes will affect our business. If you have already placed an order, we will of course honor this price. New policies will NOT affect a placed order.
    1. As a first step we will launch a new Skoaktiebolaget US Store in September– available for US clients only. All prices will be listed in USD. The Skoaktiebolaget US Store will list the final price you will pay – any customs and handling fees are included in the listed price – I want to be very clear in regards of this. We will offer free shipping for any order over $150. In order for us to handle the customs and handling fees for our clients we will have to use FedEx as a courier. I know a lot of you are worried about the customs fees by using FedEx - but as stated above - this will be handled by Skoaktiebolaget.
    2. As a second step we will launch a non-EU store front – the Skoaktiebolaget International Store. The final details in regards of the SkoaktiebolagetInternational Store will be revealed later – not all makers have formalized a policy yet.
    3. The “old” Skoaktiebolaget web store will be available for EU clients only.


    Which manufacturers will be affected?
    • Enzo Bonafé - has clearly said that they do not wish to enforce recommended retail prices. They adopt a free pricing policy for the time being.
    • Carmina – I am waiting for Carmina to formalize their US RRP. Most likely the recommended retail price for a pair of Carmina will be around $450-500 USD regardless if it’s through an EU retailer or a local US retailer. It is unclear at this point if an International non-EU policy will follow, but it is highly likely.
    • Edward Green – The US price policy has already kicked in for MTOs - as advertised earlier. Our in-store stock items will see a price increase as soon as we launch our Skoaktiebolaget US Store. For more info in regards of the Edward Green US policy follow this link.
    • Gaziano & Girling – Tony and Dean has a recommended retail price – they have said nothing yet in regards of limitations in the US or elsewhere.
    • Saint Crispin’s – There is a new recommended retail price list for non-EU orders. We have been allowed a grace period until August 31 for MTOs and our ready-to-wear stock will not change prices until the new US and International store fronts are ready in September. For non-EU orders prices will start at about €1235 / $1400 USD for base styles including hollowed shoe trees.

    In short - anyone that wants to take advantage of the old pricing in SEK should do so before the end of August.
     
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  3. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    Holy shit you are about to get an avalanche of GMTOs. Lots of credit to Skoak to keep us posted.

    Speaking of which, anyone still in for that Carmina Rain Chukka in Polo?
     
  4. watchidiot

    watchidiot Senior member

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    All hail EB! Supporters of free market!

    It actually sucks for us international customers as well. Shops in Asia that carry the brands Skoak does has a very high starting price to begin with and they only list prices already with tax/VAT. Since I don't live in these countries Id have to pay for shipping and customs duties on top of the list price. So that VAT, shipping and customs duties on top of the high price. The only way to save on shipping, duties and VAT is to fly to these countries and buy at the brick and mortar stores.

    Maybe a trip to Stockholm is in the near future.
     
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  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Holy crap. I guess the armoury got to saint crispin. And carmina.

    Love EB though.
     
  6. cowsgomoomoo

    cowsgomoomoo Active Member

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    I have not been successful in searching for EB's string loafer. Any pictures?
     
  7. CanadaCal

    CanadaCal Senior member

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    HEAR-HEAR! Same boat in Canada. We get fleeced on everything.


    We have 2 Carmina retailers as far as I know, one of which is $200 more than INTL pricing (after all taxes are factored), and the other who doesn't have any inventory for 6+ months of the year...

    Anyways, lets try not to bitch up this lovely thread .. It is what is it... And I hate that phrase...



    For Carmina - I'm down for a casual boot, 973 boot, 905 Chukka, Inca DM, or some sort Adelaide GMTO... Pretty open, and I like suede.
     
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  8. watchidiot

    watchidiot Senior member

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    If you're OK with 3 eyelet Rain Id be up for a tobacco suede GMTO via Skoak. @heldentenor is another guy interested in this make up.
     
  9. andrel42

    andrel42 Senior member

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    OK, I am moving from Switzerland (non-EU :) to Sweden !!!
     
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  10. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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    Anyway, American always mix Sweden and Switzerland [​IMG]
     
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  11. dRm0j0

    dRm0j0 Well-Known Member

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    We have until the end of this month before the price changes kick into effect right?

    If so, anybody down for black suede penny loafer? Or a Jodhpur of sorts?
     
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  12. member2000r

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    I'm gonna occupy a place in Europe & declare there as a tax free region
     
  13. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    I'm just trying to kop Buffalo DM for now. I don't think I can let these sell out in my size :angry:
     
  14. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Here is something funny that I thought of for some reason while reading past few pages.

     
  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    No.
     
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  16. dalevy

    dalevy Senior member

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    definitely time to try EB.
     
  17. TtownMD

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    If they have your size get it bud I waited & my size is gone and it sucks :(
     
  18. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Yes that is my impression "water buffalo". If nobody joins me I will go on my own.



    How would you like green llama calf on this

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. bloodyj13

    bloodyj13 Senior member

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    So so so disappointed! It sucks!
     
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  20. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    "But but but...Free Market Trade is the best system!" Until it back-fires.

    Thanks Skoak Team for keeping us in the loop. I've been considering doing a EB MTM and it appears now is a better time than ever. Cheers
     

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