Months ago, we were at dinner and I saw a lady in a pair of black pumps with purple and green accents. I fell absolutely in love with them. I would have asked her where she got them (I have no shame), but she was walking in the opposite direction as we were being led to our table and I couldn't find her again. Alas. That night, I Googled the description of them and came up empty handed. I pretty much gave up. But, then, about a week later, I found them purely by chance. I was at Kohl's walking through the shoe department like I always do and guess what? They were there, on clearance, for $15 and I had a 30% off coupon. They're from their Jennifer Lopez line. Of course they didn't have anything remotely close to my size available. But at least I knew the name of them now so I could start some serious searching and stalking.
eBay is a shopaholic's dream. It really is. If it's not available on eBay, it probably doesn't exist. It's just a matter of patience and knowing how much you're willing to pay. And don't forget to take shipping into account when you're thinking about pricing. I've gotten a few hard-to-find items and sold a few on there, with luck mostly. So, the first place I went looking for these JLo's, after I discovered they were no longer on the Kohl's site, was eBay. And I found them. For $0.99! Yes, less than a dollar. I had to pay $10.50 in shipping, so they were $11.49. For brand new shoes. Never worn. Sure, I had to wait out the auction, and may not have gotten them if someone else had bid, but I did get them.