Every dancer dreams of a huge store with everything he or she could possibly imagined that was needed for a dance class. Let's be honest here and admit that if it's anywhere, it's going to be in New York City. That is, of course, our theme for this week, so you could have guessed. The Capezio flagship store is located on 51st street on the second level of an office building.
Of course, as a dancer, I was mesmerized by the racks of leotards, warm-ups, and the million pairs of dance shoes. I mean, where in little town Pennsylvania do you see this much dance merchandise? I had to resist the urge to try everything on in the store.
The thing about this store was that it barely sold normal leotards. Everything was fashion-forward and interesting. This isn't necessarily functional I guess, but it was definitely fun to look at and browse through.
Apparently lace and halter tops are really big with dancers right now or something. Also, zip-up leotards were every five feet. But, seriously, it was like a dance fashion show.
The company also has a new line out, and it's possibly the coolest thing that I've seen in my entire lifetime. They are black zip-up leotards in the front, but the reverse side is mesh with a New York City skyline reaching from your shoulders to the small of your back. I think they have two or three variations of the style, and I couldn't resist getting my favorite one for myself.
Then, of course shoes. Because Capezio is a dance company, it obviously has ballet, jazz, tap, and character shoes. But, it released a new ballroom shoe line as well. They're so beautiful and sparkly. Capezio has tons of colors like black, silver, pink, and gold in heels, and sparkly or black oxfords are now available as well. You could also purchase dance sneakers, pointe shoes, and variations of lyrical shoes like pedinis and foot underwear.
The only problem was that the store was so crowded, and there were not enough dressing rooms available for how many people needed them. The store also seemed a little under-staffed, but we did go late on a Sunday.
Despite that, I would recommend stopping by the store if you're a dancer. It's kind of like a little mini dance heaven or something. Happy kommenting :)
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