Repetto just opened a new boutique in the marais…
A welcome return after the fire last October destroyed the store on rue du Perche. It was so odd, because I had just been in that store the afternoon before… And then the next day my friend Kasia tweeted about how the store had burned during the night.
This new boutique is on the corner of rue des Francs Bourgeois and rue Vieille du Temple, and just opened it’s doors this past Friday April 15th 2011 at 10:30am.
Repetto is one of my favorite French brands (but then I think all ballerinas or former ballerinas like it, non!?!). It was a brand for ballerinas and dancers, but had the know-how (thanks to Jean-Marc Gaucher) at the turn of the 21st century to branch out to the general public and sell them ballerina style street shoes, and clothing. It’s been a hit ever since!
And another reason I love this brand is that is was started by the mother of Roland Petit, who is one of my favorite choreographers. Plus their point shoes have always been and still are fabricated in France.