Walk this way

Photo: Corbis

Repetto's delicate ballet slipper is taking the world by storm. Jing Zhang meets the man behind the global expansion of the French brand.

Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 11:32pm

Out shopping

Sunshine season

Moschino and Kartell have collaborated on a collection of rubber shoes for the summer. Available in a range of bright colours, we like the quirkiness of the blue platform bow sandals (left; HK$1,800) and the casual look of the neon yellow ribbon effect flats (below; HK$1,250). The shoes are available at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, tel: 3695 3388.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Repetto gives models chance to ditch killer heels for the gentler comfort of cool ballet flats

It's not every day that you see runway models wearing comfortable flats, and the Repetto fashion presentation was one of those rare exceptions.

The 60-year-old French ballet shoe retailer recently opened its first store in Hong Kong in Central's IFC Mall. The brand celebrated the launch on Wednesday with a VIP cocktail party and fashion show in the mall's atrium.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

style meter


Structured handbags

They have a charming, old-school appeal. Be wary of granny styles though.

Skinny belts

The must-have accessory for the autumn.

Jazz shoes

Go for Christian Louboutin's high-heeled style or Repetto's white pair (above), favoured by Serge Gainsbourg.


8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Creatures of Comfort

Where? On the hip Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. The district features a variety of upmarket restaurants, boutiques and well-known establishments such as comedy club the Improv, the Bodhi Tree bookstore and the Elixir teahouse.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am


An insider's guide to your favourite fashion brands

How did it start?

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am