Prestigious French ballet shoe company Repetto is something of a cultural icon and comes with a rich and romantic history. In 1947, Rose Repetto created a pair of shoes for her son, a choreographer who often complained about his sore dancer’s feet. Then in 1956, the French actress Brigitte Bardot requested a pair of shoes as comfortable as ballet shoes with more style and femininity. The famous Cendrillon ballet flats were made and immortalised in her film And God Created Woman. Since then, Repetto shoes have been worn on the feet of everyone from Serge Gainsbourg who favoured the Zizi style to Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss.

Repetto skillfully handcrafts shoes for dance companies around the world including the National Opera of Paris, but you can buy your own pair of Repetto flats here at THE ICONIC. The brand’s must-have perennial styles include the chic Cendrillon ballet slippers, the elegant Michael loafers and the Zizi lace-up oxfords, and the collection also includes mary-janes, pumps and boots. Every season new styles are added to the range but at the heart of the brand are its staple shoes which are reimagined in a variety of colours and fabrics, from patent leather to suede, satin and velvet.

Repetto’s collection of practical footwear truly defines timeless design and brings a dose of Parisian chic to every outfit. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of everyday flats or an eye-catching evening shoe, you’ll find a pair to love at THE ICONIC.