After searching for far too long, I finally found a new pair of black flats. I had way too many requirements perhaps, black patent, gold hardware, something interesting at the toe. Finally, the Isaac Mizrahi Fablola flat fit the bill (and check out the fabulous hot pink inside!) I found them last night at Lord & Taylor when I ran in after a meeting and it was like Cinderella and the glass slipper. Just a warning though, go a half size smaller than you usually wear.