“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” - Alan Wilson Watts
There's an age-old saying we all know - "When it's not broken, don't fix it". Most businesses (and people in general) tend to live by that motto especially when it comes to products and the companies that create them. We've always done our very best to provide well-crafted merchandise at the lowest possible price, being a local business with strong ties to the dance communities we serve. With that said, no one wants to ride the rails of tried-and-true and nothing else. Originality and trends are just as prevalent in our theatrical world as they are in the wide one and, where that is concerned, we are always aiming to research new or promising ventures that might provide our customer base with items to either be a daily staple or enhance a performance/experience.
We've had our eye on a few this past year and are considering what you (our consumer) would find the most benefit from. Let's be honest, the cost of products are forever on the rise. That is something we understand from both a business and personal aspect. Aside from the companies we are already working closely with (you'd recognize Capezio and Bodywrappers' name), the majority of the brands floating around in the ether do run at a bit higher of a selling point. This is not to say that the quality does not justify the price by and means, but that continuing uprising on dollar amount is something we at Bailey Slipper are always trying to be cognizant of and want to make transparent.
With that in mind, we are more than willing to look into popular or innovative products/companies when you are our biggest priority! This article will give some insight on the top three we have been contemplating, as well as a few spotlights on others we have heard suggestions of through your visits to us. Have a look through, talk to your family members who dance and let us know what you would be interested in seeing on our shelves!