These are my new babies: Acne 'Shank' boots from the AW 09/10 collection. I loved these for ages after trying to find the heeled equivalent of my beloved and knackered Doc Martens to wear under jeans in winter. But, whilst I had a google image, I couldn't find out what the name was to hunt down a pair.
At about 11.30 that night, as I was going to bed, I did a last internet check before switching my iphone off. And what should come up on my saved searches, in my size and for about a third of the retail price? I barely read the description before hitting 'Buy it Now'. Fortunately I had some spending money saved up so I could afford them without doing anything rash, and when they arrived they were in astonishingly perfect condition (I doubt they've been worn more than twice) and are a great fit. So hurray.
*As someone who has been called an economist (although it's not a label I use), I absolutely hate the casual throwing around of 'investment' purchases in fashion. 'Timeless' is probably the closest synonym I could come up with.