I have been in search of the Nude Patent Very Prive with the burgundy tip for ages now. I missed it last Spring when Barneys had them and I refused to buy them 1/2 a size too small from the CL boutique. So I am now one step away from placing a special order for this shoe but considering that every time I have placed a SO, literally the next month, I find the shoe that I SOd at a department store or something, this has happened twice already. I don't mind the 30% markup, it's just the wait that I don't want to deal with. So in case anyone sees this shoe in a size 38.5 or 39, please let me know!! It is so strange that the nude VP with the gold tip just doesn't do it for me. Anyone else in search of any hard to find shoes and feels my pain?