The Repetto pointe shoe, the iconic product of Maison Repetto, has always met dancers requirements. In 1947, Rose Repetto created her first ballet shoes on the adviceof her son Roland Petit, in a tiny workshop near the National Opera of Paris.
In 1959 she opened her first boutique at 22 Rue de la Paix in Paris. It becomes the place frequented by the world's prima ballerinas: Bejart, Noureev, Barychnikov, Carolyn Carlson, the Kirov at the 'Folies Bergère', all are supplied with their dancing shoes and garments by Repetto.
In 1967, with a view to expanding her company, Rose Repetto establishes a factory in Saint-Médard-d'Excideuil in Dordogne, France. Nowadays, the pointe shoes and ballerinas (ballet flat shoes) are still made using the famous 'stitch and return' method with the highest skill.