"My only hobby is shoes, and always has been," says Charles David founder and CEO Charles Malka. Now based in Los Angeles, Malka started his career in footwear at age 13 when he took a job at a Bata shoe store in France. In 1988 he opened Charles David’s first retail store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles and has since cut the ribbon on dozens of others. Beloved by cosmopolitan women and celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, and Halle Berry, Charles David shoes, boots and handbags are sexy and fashion-forward — a reflection of their Spanish, Italian and Brazilian origins. Strappy high-heeled sandals, chunky platform wedges in colorful patent leather, and sequined clutch purses in gunmetal grey are just some of the many exquisite designs you’ll find in the collections of Charles David and the brand's diffusion line, Charles by Charles David.