It’s located in center city Philadelphia, and it’s the oldest dance supply store in the country. Actually, Bossy just made that part up about oldest, but the store has been around since 1887, owned by the same family for four generations.
Bossy was never much of a dancer, or much of anything, but she always enjoyed this store, where beginning at a young age she accompanied her mother as her mom purchased all manner of black leotards and other aesthetic looking stuff she would then wear as street clothes.
Later Bossy frequented this store for things like polyester disco wrap-around skirts and purple jazz shoes, which is the unfortunate side effect of growing up in the 70s and 80s.
Sequins, feathers, taps, pointe shoes, and now booty shorts — this store has it all and is the sort of hushed quiet made possible by too much inventory and a staff of lithe ballerinas.
Turns out their nineteenth century asses are also online. Click here for Baum’s.