Typical. You wait for years for an Opening Ceremony to come to London, then 2 arrive at once. There’s the obvious one, that big event happening in East London this Friday, but – and I find this one even more exciting – cult New York boutique Opening Ceremony has finally opened its first London store in Covent Garden.
Starting with a pop up to capitalise on the Olympic rush on the newly fashionable King Street, Opening Ceremony will move to a permanent space just a couple of doors down in October. I’m a huge OC fan – I’ve flown to New York pretty much with the sole purpose of shopping there – so I couldn’t wait to stop by the pop up this weekend for a little browse. Although it’s a small space, I was happy to discover the usual mix of young designers, fantastic collaborations and uberfriendly (American) staff. Cannot wait for the full store to arrive!
Opening Ceremony London
31-32 King Street
Covent Garden WC2E 8JD
Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm Sun: 12pm-6pm
Below are some of my favourite Olympics-related exclusives I spotted in store (which you can also buy online)
1: adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony zip off neoprene coat, $610
2 + 3 + 4: Prism London Sunglasses in Red, Blue and White, $395 EACH
5: Repetto OC-Exclusive Flag Ballerina’s, $295
6: Proenza Schouler OC-Exclusive Gold PS11 Mini Classic Bag, $1825
7: Keds OC-Exclusive in Leopard, Tiger and Zebra (couldn’t find them online, but tried them on, they were awesome)
8: Venessa Arizaga OC-Exclusive All Stars Necklace, $215
9: Venessa Arizaga OC-Exclusive All Stars Bracelet, $150