The Brand

The brand history

Bagllerina was launched at the Premiere Classe trade show in Paris in 2011 by Christine Natkin.

Bagllerina was created with a woman’s everyday life in mind. Christine Natkin was the CEO of a communication agency specialized in new technologies for 20 years, and during this period she travelled all around the world. As she always was in high heels, she used to carry a pair of flats in a plastic bag, even though it was not the most elegant option.

Even when she was tired or had foot pain, she couldn't change her shoes since it was not easy or practical. It was then when she looked for ballerinas that could be folded up, but she couldn't find any combining comfort and elegance with quality.

This is how Bagllerina was born: 100% leather inside and outside with an innovative sole that offers exceptional mobility. Bagllerina is developed for your everyday life including both non-stop days and relaxing moments. Our added value is that it consists of a foldable shoe kept in a little, practical bag. Hence the name of our brand: Bag + Ballerina.

The concept


Bagllerina is the first foldable ballerina entirely made with leather. This stylish and smart accessory consists of a pair of foldable leather ballerinas with a matching bag. They are handcrafted, and special attention is given to the selection of leathers and to the manufacture and finishing process of the shoe. The final touch: the lace allowing you to well adapt the Bagllerina to the size and shape of your foot. Based on this foldable concept, we have developed not only ballerinas but other kind of feminine shoes, such as sandals for summer and water-friendly shoes for the sea. More than a shoe, the Bagllerina is an upscale and innovative lifestyle accessory. A must-have accessory for very active women who look for elegance within simplicity and comfort. The perfect ally for all of your non-stop days and trips. Take it everywhere with you, the Bagllerina will delight more than one. The Bagllerina is designed in Paris and produced in Italy or Morocco, depending on collections.