A couple of years ago, Delia’s came out with a “sweater boot” that I absolutely fell in love with. It was black/gray knit and it was the first of its kind that I noticed. I promptly bought a pair for about $30. In the next 12 months I started to see more styles like this from multiple clothing and shoe companies. All were far more expensive than the pair I had purchased and still wear to this day! I vowed to get another pair someday and I now know which one I want!
Neiman Marcus sends my mom a catalog because they like to waste their time and money on someone who will never buy from them. She looks at it and then chucks it into the garbage. But she spotted a pair of cream crochet UGGs in one issue, dog-eared the page, and gave it to me.