Opening Ceremony is a retail store that was founded in 2002 in New York by two friends, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, as a place to share their passions for travel, fashion and art.
Starting from a small shop on a quiet street in New York, Opening Cerimony has expanded to open another department store in New York, one in Los Angeles and one in Tokyo.
Taking its name and mission from the modern Olympics, Opening Ceremony adopts a multinational approach to retail that makes it one of a kind.
Every year, indeed, every store showcases the spirit and the goods of each country the founders visit, transforming each store into a market of international talent: zines, souvenirs and artistic installations make every shopping trip a real experience.
Today Opening Cerimony has also become a brand and has made collaborations with brands that are known worldwide, such as Rodarte, Pendleton and Maison Martin Margiela, and with creators such as Spike Jonze, Terence Koh and Chloë Sevigny.