Pretty Ballerinas is a brand of ballerina flats and other shoes launched in 2005 on PrettyBallerinas.com Although the Pretty Ballerinas range was launched in 2005, the shoes have been made in the same village on the Mediterranean island of Menorca, by the same family, since 1918.
Each Pretty Ballerinas shoe is named after a female screen or music icon, to help customers remember which shape suits them best. Pretty Ballerinas opened its first boutique at 34 Brook Street in Mayfair, London in February 2007, followed by stores in Pont Street, Belgravia, and Threadneedle Street in the City of London.
The following year, Pretty Ballerinas arrived in continental Europe, with two stores in "Barrio Salamanca" – Madrid’s most famous shopping district. The first stores in North America were opened to great fanfare in autumn 2009 in Montreal, Canada, and at 1034 Lexington Avenue in New York. In 2009, more stores opened in Taipei in Taiwan and Zagreb in Croatia, as well as in El Corte Ingles in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. In 2011, Italy welcomed its first store at 52 Via Della Spiga in Milano, and yet more stores were launched in Beverly Hills, Tel Aviv, Athens, Istanbul, the Arts Hotel in Barcelona, and Covent Garden in London. The demand for Pretty Ballerinas in the United States was such that a second New York store also opened just off Madison Avenue on East 67th Street, as well as a second California store in Santa Monica.
Pretty Ballerinas continues to conquer the world of ballet flats in Australia, with stores in Sydney Westfield in the Central Business District, in Chatswood Chase, and in Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Victoria.
Much loved by international celebrities such as Kate Moss, Elle MacPherson, Claudia Schiffer, Angelina Jolie, Lindsay Lohan, Lily Allen, Katherine Heigl, Kylie Minogue and Kelly Osborne, our gorgeous shoes frequently grace the pages of the world's fashion press.In 2009, Pretty Ballerinas launched its Pretty Young Princess collection, especially for children. Soon, the daughters of Pretty Ballerinas celebrity customers also started to wear Pretty Young Princess shoes, including the daughters of Claudia Schiffer, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry and Kate Moss. In fact, Pretty Ballerinas were the bridal footwear of choice for all sixteen bridesmaids when Kate Moss married Jamie Hince in August 2011.Pretty Ballerinas is celebrated for our huge array of styles, colours, materials and decorative details, as well as our extraordinary quality and comfort.
Step into the world of Pretty Ballerinas: stores that are designed like tiny chocolate boxes with signature details of French antique gilt mirrors and crystal chandeliers, princess pink shelving and leopard print sofas, and find your perfect shoe.