Chacott is a Japanese company established in 1950 and is one of the world's largest producers of the entire variety of highest-quality goods for ballet, dance, rhythmic gymnastics, figure skating, yoga, cheerleading, baton twirling and active life in general. Chacott also owns Freed of London - the famous UK-based producer of ballet and dance shoes.
Below is the contact information for three Chacott shops at premier and convenient locations in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. These are the only Chacott-branded exclusive shops in Europe.
The shops carry the entire line-up of Chacott's ballet and gymnastics items and professional cosmetics. Chacott's world-famous cosmetic products are designed both for professional and everyday use by dancers, sportsmen, actors and actresses, as well as ordinary women. They are made of natural ingredients and are safe for use even by children.
We are able to assist our customers in English, Japanese and Chinese.
You can also order goods for worldwide delivery from the internet-shop (www.chacott.su). While it is available in the Russian language only, you can browse through the catalog and send us inquiries in any language to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will assist you with finding and ordering Chacott goods.
Adjacent to Moskovskiy railway station (terminal station for Sapsan speed trains to/from Moscow)
The history of Chacott started in 1950 in post-war Tokyo when Mr. Makoto Tsuchiya, a 20-year old youth back then, found a pair of worn out pointe shoes in front of a shoe store. He dreamed of his future in the ballet and dance business. He had worked as a publisher of a movie magazine prior to this, started studying and creating pointe shoes, and brought them to ballet companies by himself. The business was successful and growing as he established a company called Swan shoes, in 1961. Renamed to Chacott Co., Ltd. in 1974 its new brand name was launched with images that remain consistent through the present.
Nowadays, Chacott owns over 40 directly-managed stores and is one of the world's leading manufacturers and retailers of dancewear and rhythmic gymnastics apparatus. Chacott produces pointe shoes, ballet shoes, leotards, costumes and cosmetics for ballet, yoga, ballroom dance, as well as rhythmic gymnastics items (balls, clubs, hoops, ropes, ribbons, halfshoes and many more accessories) and much more. Chacott has also set up a number of dance and yoga studios which are beloved, expanding their business year after year. Chacott and Freed of London, another world famous pointe shoe maker, are part of the same corporate group, and by cooperation have been expanding overseas business, since 1987. Throughout its almost 70 year long history, Chacott has kept its policy "Live along with art/culture".
Chacott has welcomed many famous dancers such as Margot Fonteyn, Yoko Morishita & Tetsutaro Shimizu, Vladimir Malakhov, and many have given love to Chacott and lent their support to produce TV commercials, catalogues and collaborative ballet garments. Chacott has become a worldwide well-known dance company, and Sylvie Guillem, Manuel Legris, Maria Zakharova are among many dancers from all over the world that stop by Chacott stores and give their compliments every time they come to Japan.
When you step into a pair of Freed of London dance shoes, your feet touch history, experience and expertise. Freed of London's dance shoes have been worn by the greatest dancers since the 1920s and are still worn by the leading dancers, companies and schools around the world. Freed of London is not only synonymous with ballet and Pointe Shoes. The Company also makes shoes for ballroom, Latin, stage and screen, tap, jazz and character, in addition to making garments, dance attire and tights and is the approved manufacturer of uniform for the Royal Academy of Dance.
Over 90% of all Freed of London products are manufactured in England, with over 150,000 pairs of Pointe Shoes being handmade every year. Freed is the leading supplier of bespoke Pointe Shoes, handmade to perfectly fit dancers feet. As official suppliers to many of the world's leading Ballet Companies and Schools, Ballroom and Latin Champions, and Stage Shows. Freed of London is proud to have made shoes for many of the best dancers, including Margot Fonteyn, Sylvie Guillem, Darcy Bussell, Carla Fracci, Viviana Durante, Alessandra Ferri, Suzanne Farrell, Michael Flatley, Timothy Howson, Joanne Bolton-Hawkins, Christopher Hawkins, Luca and Loraine Baricchi, Karen Hardy and her Strictly Come Dancing Champion partner Mark Ramprakash, and for Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes, and Natalie Portman in The Black Swan.