WHERE CAN I BUY THEM?
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.