*The ColisExpat service enables the client’s order to be shipped to a French address, from which it will be re-shipped to a selected country. ColisExpat guarantees parcel shipment from this address regardless of the country of destination.
Recycled plastic is fantastic! That could be the driving motto of the Melissa brand. Founded in 1979 in Brazil by Alexandre and Pedro Grendene, it produces quality recycled plastic shoes. Inspired by the models worn by French sailors on the French Riviera, the Aranha sandal was what started it all and soon became a best-seller and iconic symbol, manufactured in a record time of 26 seconds. Melissa's success springs from its originality and innovation, offering vegan and entirely recyclable collections made sustainably and via a groundbreaking thermo-injected Melflex® technology. The brand is highly committed to preserving the environment by putting in place initiatives such as reducing its water consumption, using FSC paper packaging and collecting used shoes in its boutiques. A pioneer, Melissa was one of the first in the world to collaborate with designers, starting with Jean-Paul Gaultier in 1983. Artists, designers, architects, and stylists in the likes of Patrick Cox, Judy Blame, Karl Lagerfeld, Jason Wu or Gareth Pugh all reinterpreted the plastic shoe through capsules, that have marked the history of Melissa over the years. Infinitely adaptable, its signature material is featured in various sandals with jellyfish straps, rain boots, urban sneakers, festive pumps and colorful bags. A cool and daring fashion phenomenon, Melissa is regularly talked about in Elle, Vogue, I-D, Numéro or Herald Tribune. The Spring-Summer 2021 season promises more colors, whimsical designs, and much awaited collaborations with Rombaut, Vivienne Westwood and Viktor & Rolf.> View more