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Sometimes you just want to own a really special pair of shoes and for once, not spend a month's salary on them. Enter Melissa, the vegan-friendly Brazilian brand hosting their sample sale in their West Chelsea showroom through Saturday. We've always kept our eye out for Melissa at boutiques around the city, but never have we seen so many styles available together and yet averaging a cool 50% off.
Forget any preconceived ideas about plastic shoes that you may have, because Melissa creates singular styles out of MELFLEX plastic, a patented, hypo-allergenic, recyclable, and extremely flexible PVC. Their past collaborations with designers Alexandre Herchcovitch, Vivienne Westwood, Zaha Hadid and the Campana Brothers have revolutionized the way people think about footwear while maintaining a standard of recycling 99.9% of its factory water and waste as well as being totally cruelty-free and devoid of animal products.
Melissa's tagline is "plastic dreams," and the sale itself is a dream with the boots and spectators (both shockingly very comfortable) from the Alexandre Herchcovitch collab going for $60 and $55 each, respectively, while Vivienne Westwood's cult Mary Jane takes a major price cut from $150+ down to $75. With regular Melissa shoes averaging $27, this sale is truly recession-friendly.
One last note: If you were bummed at the news that the Zaha Hadid and Melissa collab would only be available at London's Dover Street Market, then head over to the sale because the showroom has samples on display in a size 6 as well as a notification list should they cross the Atlantic anytime soon.
· Dealfeed: Melissa [Racked]