Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King” has proven insanely popular before the movie even hits theaters. Cast photos and songs are already going viral, and the related merchandise is hitting stores now, too.
Even Bloomingdale’s is getting in on the fun with a Lion King-inspired collection of their own, appropriately called Style Kingdom. You’ll find everything from clothing to jewelry, accessories and even kitchen utensils and fair-trade coffee in the collection, which includes products sourced from multiple regions in Africa by brands that empower local communities.
Florence Kasumba, a German-Ugandan actress who plays the role of Shenzi the hyena in the new film, serves as guest curator for the collection, using her knowledge of the film and her love of African fashion to identify select items that capture the spirit of the savanna.
“Being the guest curator for the Style Kingdom in The Carousel at Bloomingdale’s is an absolute thrill because I’ve been able to combine my love of fashion and film whilst connecting back to my African heritage,” Kasumba said in a press release. “I love how ‘The Lion King’ can be interpreted through this new lens and connect with audiences in a unique and fresh way. I felt such a personal connection to the pieces I curated and I can’t wait for people to see the collections and the movie!”
Take a look at just some of the items you can get in Bloomingdale’s new Style Kingdom collection:
Nala Drop Earrings
These drop earrings feature lion-shaped beadwork inspired by Nala, the childhood best friend of Simba. They are imported and cost $58.
Disney Hakuna Matata Sweatshirt
This women’s Hakuna Matata sweatshirt is $80 and features a rainbow image with animals, glitter lettering and splatter-paint detail.
Kitenge Lion Ornament
This lion ornament is handmade by Ugandan women using traditional Kitenge fabric and costs $20.
Simba Fringed Socks
These Simba fringed socks for toddlers feature a geometric pattern with solid-colored toes and heel, plus a little Simba lion. They are $14.
This set of four fringed coasters is handmade with a locally-sourced design. They are made with sisal/sweetgrass, so they can be wiped gently with a damp cloth to clean. They’re $30.
You can shop the Style Kingdom collection online until Sept. 2.
“The Lion King” hits theaters July 19. Let the entertainment begin! Are you excited for this reimagining of the classic film?