Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

33-35 Howard St. (btwn Broadway & Crosby St.), New York, NY 10013, United States
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  • Today
    • Noon–7:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 1:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
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Opening Ceremony was founded in 2002 by two friends from UC Berkeley, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, as a place to share their passions for travel, art, and fashion. The New York store is the heart and soul of the OC universe, stocking clothing, books, art, and souvenirs from around ... (See all)


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  • People

    With avant-garde looks handpicked from around the world,this shop is a must for fashionistas like Chloe Sevigny and the Olsens. Butbe prepared to spend; unique style like this comes at a cost.

    People · August 23, 2010
  • Racked

    Destination for it-labels like Alexander Wang and Band of Outsiders. Own label and collabs with the likes of Chloe Sevigny and Jeremy Scott keep OC at the top of the game. [Racked 38 Member] Read more

    Racked · September 20, 2010
  • Time Out New York

    The best store to blow your paycheck in stocks covetable finds from around the world—both luxury threads and more affordable goods like indie mags, CDs and hip accessories. Read more

    Time Out New York · October 31, 2011
  • Bravo

    There is no better place to shop for clothes, shoes, and jewelry than these stores. Their selections are so thoughtful and radical in every way. -Ashley Merriman, Top Chef

    Bravo · January 27, 2010
  • How To Make It In America

    Currently the destination for it-labels like Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders and Erin Wasson x RVCA

    How To Make It In America · February 5, 2010
  • Bravo

    One stop shop for great shoes and clothes. They carry great labels from around the world and their own label. You'll never leave empty handed, too much good stuff. -Julie Kwon, Launch My Line

    Bravo · January 27, 2010
  • Lucky Magazine

    Every year, designers from a different country or region go up against a permanent collection of American labels like Alexander Wang and Boy by Band of Outsiders.

    Lucky Magazine · February 26, 2010
  • Lucky Magazine

    When Opening Ceremony debuted in New York in 2002, it was the first shop to rotate themes, and while there are now emulators, it still does it best.

    Lucky Magazine · July 29, 2011
  • Frappuccino

    This shop will make your fashion jaw drop. It attracts fashionistas and stars alike. Don’t forget your wallet.

    Frappuccino · February 1, 2011
  • DailyCandy

    Don't miss the new annex next door (33 Howard Street). The second and third floors are a veritable fashion Dagwood sandwich. Read more

    DailyCandy · December 9, 2010
  • Highsnobiety

    Opening Ceremony chooses every season a new country from where they hand-pick their seasonal assortment of fashion and accessories. The store carries Band of Outsiders, agnes B., Hensch Man, Sperry To

    Highsnobiety · November 14, 2010

    New York: We love Humberto Leon and his shop, Opening Ceremony. Augment your wardrobe with the hip boutique’s usual roster of under-the-radar international designers. Read more

    NOWNESS · September 15, 2010

    Fur is the ultimate luxury. Go for the fresh and unexpected cocoon shape of the Fur Barrel Coat for warmth at the pinnacle of fashion. Read more · September 3, 2010
  • ToryBurch

    Downtown's haven of quirky style.

    ToryBurch · April 22, 2011
  • Teen Vogue

    I practically live in their private label and exclusive collaborations with Chloë Sevigny, Spike Jonze, Pendleton, and Robert Clergerie. —Julia Frakes, fashion blogger

    Teen Vogue · January 3, 2011
  • BluePrint

    We're big fans of this lovingly merchandised store - we covet every handbag they carry.

    BluePrint · March 3, 2011
  • MarieClaire

    Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley and Karen O are fans of this popular bicoastal boutique. The store-showroom-gallery combo is like the fashion Olympics, bringing together top talent from all over the world.

    MarieClaire · November 8, 2010
  • Lucky Magazine

    Meghan Farrell, designer of eclectic and oddly beautiful jewelry, sticks to OC for their killer selection. Duhhhh, so do we.

    Lucky Magazine · June 15, 2012
  • The Fashion B.

    The clothes are great, but the customer service is hit or miss. Some of the staff act as if they're too cool to do their job.

    The Fashion Bomb · August 25, 2012
  • Lucky Magazine

    The bathrooms (yes, there are two!) are just before the staircase on the main floor of the women's store. Beware: One of them has no sink, so everybody will no you didn't wash your hands.

    Lucky Magazine · May 21, 2012
  • Lucky Magazine M.

    The bathrooms (yes, there are two!) are just before the staircase on the main floor of the women's store. Beware: One of them has no sink, so everybody will no you didn't wash your hands.

    Lucky Magazine Manager · May 21, 2012
  • Razorfish

    Loved by our Creative Department.

    Razorfish · September 19, 2011
  • Interni Magazine

    Interni best design selection. Hours: mon-sat 11am-7pm; sun 11am-6pm. Read more

    Interni Magazine · May 8, 2011
  • The Salup Group

    The go-to place for any fashionista, Opening Ceremony is always first to display hot new labels. Our social media execs sneak in on coffee breaks.

    The Salup Group · November 4, 2010
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Awesome selection

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 5, 2014
  • Thompson Hotels

    Opening Ceremony curates the best in fashion, culture and design across an international spectrum.

    Thompson Hotels · November 17, 2011
  • @JaumePrimero

    love the polo shirts at opening with an edge :)

    @JaumePrimero · September 13, 2011
  • LAND Gallery

    Check out Michael Pellew's celebrity sightings cards. (And while you're there, pick up some of OC's M1 boots = awesome). Read more

    LAND Gallery · September 3, 2011
  • Gen Art

    Head downstairs to peep AW11 pieces from Darlene & Lizzy Okpo's line William Okpo - head to Fresh Faces in Fashion Show Sept 9th to see the sisters debut their SS12 collection! for tickets

    Gen Art · August 23, 2011
  • Trump Hotel Collection

    A shopping must stop for the area. From indie labels to well known designers, you can find almost everything to please your taste. And when checking out, be sure purchase some tokens for the Hello Kit

    Trump Hotel Collection · July 27, 2011
  • The Feast

    Opening Ceremony sources on the verge labels from around the world and rotates each year. This year's location: France! [Essential NYC Shops] Read more

    The Feast · June 1, 2011
  • Nick F.

    Ladies head to basement for 70% off.

    Nick Foden · August 6, 2013
  • Foster K.


    Foster Kamer · January 6, 2013
  • Leo N.

    Herr-butiken ligger precis bredvid deras huvudlocation. Fråga i butiken. Massa fina kläder.

    Leo N-B · July 12, 2012
  • jendotlu

    It was cool, now it's a cluster fuck full of bad UX choices.

    jendotlu · July 2, 2012
  • The Salup Group

    Quick shopping fix !

    The Salup Group · July 27, 2010

    Overpriced. They have a wide range of items and brands, all fashionable and stylish. They sell also cool magazines. They definitely have a very good collections

    AGVSM · 3 weeks ago
  • Venus

    I want everything in here. All your fav labels in one place.

    Venus · January 22
  • Chao

    Good selection of men's apparels. You can find collections exclusively for opening ceremony.

    Chao · January 18
  • Puu K.

    Salespersons are super nice. After I failed shazaming the song that's playing in the store, they told me where to get it. I know this is unrelated but still, I'm thankful.

    Puu Kampolratana · December 31, 2014
  • Lauren Festa

    Super friendly staff, cool, weird fashion. Funky.

    Lauren Festa · November 29, 2014
  • Racked

    The destination for it-labels like Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders and Kenzo. Their own label and collabs with the likes of Chlöe Sevigny & Jeremy Scott keep OC at the top of the retail game. Read more

    Racked · October 27, 2014
  • Polish Bar T.

    Cute pieces

    Polish Bar Tricia Lee · October 21, 2014
  • minks

    Trendy accessories

    minks · September 5, 2014
  • New York Post

    The still-undisputed purveyors of cool in downtown NYC. Start here and work your way up Crosby St. for the best menswear shopping in Soho.

    New York Post · April 1, 2014
  • Kuttin E.

    disapointing selection and super bored hipster douchebags. sad.

    Kuttin Edge · November 5, 2013
  • Racked

    In his discourse on restrooms in Soho, personality John Jannnuzzi wrote, “The day I found out Opening Cermony had a bathroom, the skies parted and the angels sang.” [Best In-Store Bathrooms in NYC]

    Racked · November 4, 2013
  • Angel V.

    The famous red stairs

    Angel Vortex · February 6, 2013
  • Antoine B.

    Must see if you're into clothes and fashion!

    Antoine Boudie · January 6, 2013
  • Daniel B.

    Try not to listen to TW other customers if you value not hating your fellow man.

    Daniel Bremmer · September 30, 2011

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