Melissa is so much more than a pair of shoes. Beginning in 1979 with the Spider (‘Aranha’ in Brazilian Portuguese), the fruit of founding brothers Alexandre and Pedro Grendene’s inspired visit to the French Riviera, Melissa’s Plastic Dreams have now reached over 50 countries with over 50 million pairs sold.
Each jelly design is unique in its own story, and is infused with the tutti-frutti aroma for which Melissa Shoes have become famed. Collaborating with some of the world’s most avant-garde designers and campaigning with huge household names including Kate Moss, Cara Delevigne and Dita Von Teese, it is no shock Melissa has become a firm favourite with celebrities across the globe who are looking for something special.
Melissa now operates 13 factories, employs more than 26,000 people and supplies around 4,000 Melissa retail stores.
The core values concisely define the brand:
CONNECTION | INNOVATION | DIVERSITY | HERITAGE | EXPERIENCE | GLOBAL | ORIGINAL | AGGREGATING
Melissa is a love brand.
“I believe plastic is only limited by the designer’s creativeness.”
— V. Westwood