Sunday, June 22, 2008
Style SOS: Searching for Repettos
hi mfo! shoe sos here. :) been wanting to get a pair of repetto shoes. classic black ones. i checked their website and the closest boutique they have is in hk. but when i checked, it's a dance supply shop.
will be going to hk next week and would love to get tips from you on where else in hk to get a pair and what pair to get. :) price range too? sorry, so many questions. thanks though!
Hi Ivy! I hope this post is not too late! I suggest you go straight away to Lane Crawford!!! They have a fantastic selection of shoes, including Repettos! Check out On Pedder in Central too!!! The Repetto dance supply shop could be a likely spot! Because Repetto ballet flats actually started out as real ballet shoes! To this day, Repettos are worn by dancers, and it's just a happy twist of fate that Repetto made ballet flats for everyday wear to the delight of frustrated ballerinas like us, hehehe!
Address: Podium 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, Hong Kong
Phone: 2118-3388; 2118-7777 Lane Crawford concierge
Web site: Click here
Other locations: Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, Metro: Admiralty, Exit F. Gateway Mall, 3 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Metro: Tsim Sha Tsui, exit E. Times Square, 1 Matheson St., Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Metro: Causeway Bay, exit A
Address: G/F, Wheelock House, 20 Pedder St., Central, Hong Kong
Phone: 2118-3388; 2118-0130 for branch information
As for price points, be prepared to shell out the equivalent of about US $175 to US $200 for a pair! That's about HK $1,400 to HK $1,600. Yeah, it's a bit pricey, but it is so worth it! ;-)
If you are looking for a classic black pair, then get the basic black pair made of lambskin leather, it is so much softer than the patent ones! There are black Repetto Bardos too (these resemble pointe shoes, as these have a square toe). Not as comfortable as the basic pair in my honest opinion! So yeah, go for the basic black pair! You will enjoy your Repettos for sure! =)
TIP: Repettos have French sizing! So you have to go one size up with Repettos! If you are a US 6.5 you need to get a 37.5
(Addresses and directions courtesy of Fodors.com)