I had no expectations when I arrived at the Melissa sample sale in the Brazilian brand’s Chelsea showroom.  I went looking for Zaha Hadid shoes for a Sally reader.  Unfortunately, there were none to be had.  A salesperson told me that those styles are not available in the United States yet.  But should arrive in October.

The showroom was hopping with shoppers.  It didn’t take long to get caught up in the shopping frenzy when I saw the choice of fantastic plastics.  When I spotted shoes by Vivienne Westwood, I knew I had to buy a pair.  With a rainbow of colors to choose from, it was difficult to narrow my choice.  I finally decided on the Ultragirl in black-flocked plastic with the ever so slight peep-toe.  I love the signature Westwood gold logo on the side of each shoe.  I also picked up a pair of silver pointed slingback flats (Affair).  Both pairs set me back $70.  This sale won’t break the bank.  The prices were very reasonable, ranging from $25 to $55.  With all the precipitation we’ve been getting, waterproof plastic footwear is the perfect way to go.

You’ll find lots of funky fashionable footwear here, including Alexandre Herchcovitch and cartoon character shoes such as Tinkerbell and Oswald.  I only spotted one pair of the Little Prince in size 9.  The merchandise was going fast Wednesday night.  The staff said they will be restocking in the morning.  But they’re not sure how much product they had left to put out.

Where/When:  520 W 27th St b/w 10th & 11th, Suite 601.  Thru Sunday June 28th (12-7)