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Why same looking chappals sometimes cost different?

Many times it is seen that, there are two identical chappals, either at same website or two different websites. Usually a buyer chooses to go for look and feel followed by the price range. Some buyers tend to know the actual difference between both the price tags and keeping this in view, Kolhapurimandai shares the best possible cause behind the same.

Know how

India has the huge fan following all over the world in terms of its art, culture and diversity. Before the British and Mughals invaded India, she was called as “The Golden Sparrow of the World”.

India had a tremendous monopoly in business with European countries like Greece. Right from the handmade perfumes and leather goods to the carving of diamonds, Indian people were engaged in international trade through their quality, time deliveries and service with polity.

Kolhapur, an ancient historical city, known as “Keshipattanam” earlier used to trade in leather goods, spices and many other unique things which could only be made in the area and the surroundings due to favorable geographical conditions and art of the people.

Even today, Kolhapur is popular for, or known for Kolhapuri Leather Chappals. Cent percent handmade, studded with various artefacts and decorative, pure leather made as well as durable, classy and heart throbbing, Kolhapuri Chappal is still a prime choice for many around the world. A good Kolhapuri chappal is definitely a product of hard work, creativity and devotion. As the world and the Indian market evolved, Kolhapuri chappal remained as a footwear rather than a “Classy footwear” which it used to be some centuries ago. Seeing the demand, inability of buyers to pay huge amount and urgency to the customer, the artistes have made drastic changes to the making process.

The chappal which is mainly based upon the USP of being “Handmade and Homemade”, is now manufactured using machines and hands both. Retaining the same designs, which are limited to the names of villages they are designed and produced in, the Chappals nowadays are being made with various short terms. A customer many a times demands chappal to be made in urgent basis, with compromised quality and hence in the loop of retaining the customer base, artistes sometimes use various methods to accomplish the orders.

We, at Kolhapurimandai claim to be only authentic and official seller portal selling pure leather chappals. But if we see the complete scenario it is common to find two identical chappals with various price tags. Any customer who loves Kolhapuri Chappal would be enthusiastic to know the real reason behind the same. So, as a brain dose, we have listed few points which would easily make you understand the real reasons behind the difference in the price.

Yes, we say that quality differs, but we don’t compromise it. Usage of limited resources and available automation helps us attain the change in the price that too, when needed by the market, or we are very happy serving you with the quality stuff. Always.

Sr. No Attribute Premium Make Regular Make
1 Make Pure Handmade Part Handmade
2 Build Quality Extra Durable Part Durable
3 Tanning Process Natural Chemical + Natural
4 Leather Premium Average
5 Leather Grade A+ B+ or B
6 Leather Usage Full Available shapes
7 Braids Handmade at micro level Handmade but not micro
8 Durability Supreme Average
9 Man Hours 160 hours at least 40 hours
10 Health Benefits Fully covered Unidentified yet

Conclusion

Though, we are selling both the products based on the market needs, we recommend you to go for premium one so that you could enjoy the authentic taste of a Kolhapuri Chappal.

Rest, there are several other shopping portals and sellers, selling non original goods under the name of Kolhapuri Chappal, but beware of the fraud and demand for the GI certificate along with your order.

Many times it is seen that, there are two identical chappals, either at same website or two different websites. Usually a buyer chooses to go for look and feel followed by the price range. Some buyers tend to know the actual difference between both the price tags and keeping this in view, Kolhapurimandai shares the best possible cause behind the same.

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