I am so sad. I have been looking for the black leather simple pump with the 85 mm heel in size 39. I had a SA locate two pair at Saks but when she called the New York store that supposedly had the shoe, they claimed they could not physically locate the shoe. She tried hounding them for a week with no luck. At least they answered the phone. I have never had luck getting anyone to answer the phone at the NYC shoe department. At Saks the shoe is $520 and since it was coming from NYC, no tax. Then I called Barneys. My SA located a pair at the NYC store. I placed my order. I never got the shoes. I called him yesterday and he told me he just found out that the one pair they had left was damaged. They noticed in the shipping department. Anyway, that order got cancelled. The shoe was $520 at Barneys, no tax (since coming from NYC) and free shipping. I called the CL boutique in LA. They have the shoe and I was about to give them my credit card info and gasped at the total. The total was $637.43. The shoe is now $575 plus $15 to ship, plus tax. The SA said prices just went up due to the weak dollar/strong Euro issue. I've never paid full price for CLs. I thought $520 was a splurge but worth it. Has anyone seen the Simple 85 in black at Barneys, Saks or anywhere at the old price? I'm having a rough week. My laptop crapped out (I'm on my office computer-hope I don't get busted), my roof may have sprung a leak and I can't get my CLs. Also, today I found out my Ugg classic cardy order got canceled too. Someone please tell me my week will get better.