I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be coveting a pair of plastic shoes (no, not even when the original Melissa x Vivienne Westwood collaboration came out). But then again plastic shoes have come a long way since the jelly sandals of our childhoods. Cheap, chic and cheerful, Mel Shoes are just the thing for adding a dose of fun to your summer outfits. Like the shoes from older sister brand Melissa, Mel shoes are made from a flexible recyclable plastic known as melflex which is injected into a mold. Expect sweet candy colours and whimsical motifs like oversize hearts, bows and butterflies, as well as the superior design and quality that Brazilian brand Melissa has been known for since 1979.
In Vancouver, select Mel Shoes styles are available at Lola Home & Apparel. (I lost my heart to the nude pair in the top left corner when I was in there last week.) Get a pair before they're gone!