I've got a problem. I need a pair of slippers for a semi-formal party on the 6th of October. I can't find any place that has basic black velvet evening slippers for a reasonable price. I used to have a pair of black lace-ups which worked just fine until my feet widened and the shoes became something akin to Spanish boots. Embroidery would be nice but I'd be happy with just a bow or maybe even plain. I considered getting a pair of pumps but they seem to cost more than the slippers and I don't like shiny patent leather in the least. I'm hoping maybe some of the New Yorkers here might know a good place to find discounted good shoes or some other place in Manhattan that would have a pair that doesn't cost $935 :eek5: as they do over at Ralph Lauren.