One of my favorite shops in Paris is Colette on Rue Saint-Honore. It is a very cool boutique, which features great pieces from women's wear and shoes, to items for your home and for your soul. Just walking around in the store is an experience! Recently, while browsing around on their website ( I haven't had the chance to get back to Paris for a few years now), I came across this interesting pair of shoes by Melissa---a Brazilian shoe label known for its unique shoes made from recyclable plastic. These shoes were designed as a special project for the company that makes SMART cars. The company selected five designer labels, and asked them to make a product exclusive to Smart, that had urban mobility, design, and sustainability as their inspiration. All products are recyclable, and limited in production to 150 pieces.
Now I'm not usually one who likes "jelly" shoes, but these are just really cool! The spidery webs all around the shoe are beautiful, and you could wear these in any kind of weather and not worry about messing them up. They come in silver, which is also wearable with almost everything, and these days, it's always a plus to find things that are earth friendly.
I also came across these necklaces by Paris based fashion collective Andrea Crews, which were also created for the Smart project. Each piece is hand made from vintage parts and are one of a kind. Cute, colorful, and lots of fun, you can wear them as necklaces, use them as keychains, or even hang them on the rear view mirror of your Smart car, so check them out at Colette, along with all the other great stuff Colette carries. They even have a great selection of tunes that play while you shop!!
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