Opening Ceremony (yes the name does reference the Olympic Games) was founded by two friends Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. What started as a boutique in New York has expanded into a global powerhouse with stores around the world, a blog and an e-commerce site.
Who: Guys and Gals
What: A haven for ultra cool brands from around the world including Acne, Christopher Kane, Giamba, Jacquemus, Issey Miyake, Shrimps, Comme Des Garçons and Maison Kitsuné. Opening Ceremony also designs its own in house brand.
How Much: $$ – $$$$
Why: It’s so fricken cool. Plus Opening Ceremony collaborates with a lot of other brands as well as creatives including Spike Jones and Chloe Sevingy.
New York Flagship, 35 Howard Street New York, NY 10013