WHERE CAN I BUY THEM?

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You can buy the real thing on­line or in one of Repetto’s (repetto. com) stores, or visit the com­pany’s fac­tory at Sain­tMé­dard-d’ex­cideuil. Depart­ment store Ga­leries Lafayette also stock a se­lec­tion from the brand. Other French bal­let pump de­sign­ers to look out for in­clude Re­qins (re­qins.fr) a com­pany based in the south of France that makes bal­let pumps for chil­dren. You can also still find the orig­i­nal shop of René Caty, now known as Laure Bas­sal (lau­re­bas­sal.com) in the town of Ro­mans-sur-isère.

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