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Twinkle Toes

March 23, 2014
Pretty Ballerinas

It’s relatively easy for the fashion forward ladies of New York and London to totter along level and well-paved streets in killer heels everyday, but here in Hong Kong we have to contend with vertical hills and shifty cobbles, so a pair of comfy, reliable flats are nigh on indispensable. It’s a wonder then that the go-to flat shoe specialist Pretty Ballerinas – with more than 80 stores worldwide – didn’t make it to Hong Kong any sooner, but here they are now with a neat little flagship store in Causeway Bay.

While other shoe shops produce only a limited edit in flats, the Spain-based luxury shoe label now produces a staggering 300 flat styles a year, handmade from soft couture-quality leather, patent leather, suede and haircalf. Furthermore, these aren’t just any plain old pump – these exquisitely soft and detailed slips-ons come adorned in satin rope, butterfly bows, gold and silver glitter, Breton canvas, tapestry-style embroidery, in a variety of shapes from pointy to round-toed, and a rainbow of hues from neutral to neon. Available in store currently are models like Ella, a pointed toe ballerina said to lengthen the leg; Pretty Loafers, a crossover collection with fashion blogger Bip Ling; as well as Pretty Young Princess, their line in girls shoes. Armed with such comfy, stylish flats, you’ll be positively skipping up and down those Soho steps!

Shop G22 / G/F / Windsor Hse / 311 Gloucester Rd / Causeway Bay / +852 2252 9822 /