In the words of the beautiful, accidental princess named Cinderella, “A dream is a wish your heart makes.” Some dreams are gorgeous and intricate and upon waking leave us desperate to get back to them. Walking into the brand-new luxury retail store of the Commons, The Kingdom, is like stepping into the elegant scenes of a very real dream. Dubbed a “luxury multi-brand retail concept store,” The Kingdom specializes in shoes, handbags, and accessories from many well-known luxury brands, such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Fendi, Manolo Blahnik, Gianvito Rossi, Balenciaga, Loewe, Givenchy, Sergio Rossi, and Jimmy Choo, to name a few. With so many exquisite designs and rich colors to choose from, there is no doubt you will find your very own perfect glass slipper.
Long-time friends David Lipp and Jason Salstein have come together to collaborate on this passion project whose flagship location just opened in our very own award-winning retail, entertainment, and dining center, The Commons at Calabasas. In buyer and co-owner Jason’s own words, “David and I have been best friends for almost 30 years. I come from a family that has been in the footwear industry for over 50 years.” Salstein adds, “After designing, merchandising, and buying for luxury brands since I was 18 and running a store in Miami and with David coming from a real-estate background, we joined forces to create a retail destination like no other in the perfect city that was void and in need of a luxury emporium that was different than a department store.”
The Kingdom offers a new kind of luxury shopping experience. Jason and David aspire to make fashion fun, approachable, and as accessible as possible. The Kingdom features a very knowledgeable and educated team of stylists, a gorgeous setting, a relaxed atmosphere, and a truly unparalleled shopping experience. Jason can also be frequently found on the sales floor, working directly with the team and the shoppers. He provides an ear for the requests and particular fashion needs of our Calabasas women and takes those opinions to heart. He travels across the fashion centers of the globe to select the very hottest styles for the store. From New York to Milan to Paris, every piece is carefully chosen with the women of Calabasas in mind.
While their highly curated collection features all the major, established designer brands, The Kingdom is also on the cutting edge of new and emerging yet undiscovered talent. “You can get a pair of beautiful classic Manolo Blahnik pumps or cool sneakers, a fabulous Saint Laurent handbag straight off the runway, as well as a pair of earrings selected from Paris.” A one-stop shop for all shoe, handbag, and accessory needs, The Kingdom should definitely be a stop on your regular Commons route. A few minutes in and The Kingdom will surely have you feeling like a princess.
By Pax Ansley