Plastic Fantastic

Melissa Pop

Megan Pruitt Winder
June 19, 2013

Fun Brazilian jelly shoe brand Melissa has a new home in Uptown Park, in a 1,200-square-foot shop called Melissa Pop. Located next to Champps Americana restaurant, the stylish shoe haven is designed much like a contemporary gallery space with stark white walls highlighting the colorful array of Melissa’s quirky creations. You’ll find plastic shoes for girls of all ages, priced $50 to $200 a pair, including the sought-after collaborative collections by fashion designers Vivienne Westwood, Jason Wu and, most recently, Chanel’s designer extraordinaire Karl Lagerfeld. Which Melissa shoes really pop? We covet Jason Wu’s Artemis sandal tied up with a bow. Or perhaps Karl Lagerfeld’s Incense shoe festooned with a glittery ice-cream-cone heel. Posh tots will beg for the flower-print peep-toes by Vivienne Westwood. And if that’s not glam enough for you, did we mention the shoes are eco-friendly, made of totally hypoallergenic, flexible and recyclable plastic, or that they smell like bubblegum? Now, that’s sweet. 1121-6 Uptown Park Blvd., 713.629.4444;