It's difficult to leave John Derian's East Village boutique without buying something. Or several things. A purveyor of curiosities, Derian may be best known for his vintage inspired paperweights and plates, but his store is filled with everything from French notebooks to Hugo Guinness linoleum prints.
And as of last night, Repetto ballet flats have been added to the mix. But not just any slippers: these limited edition styles are the result of a collaboration between Derian and longtime friend/Repetto North America director Michael Flanagan.
"My friends have been wearing the shoes for so long--I just thought it was a good match. And the printing is amazing," he told us at last night's in-store event celebrating the partnership. Derian's signature vintage prints adorn each style, giving the traditional ballet flat a subtly ornate touch.
The shoes retail for $295 at Bergdorf Goodman, Opening Ceremony, Alan Bilzerian, and John Derian stores. Click through to see more.