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Above the Fray: Opening Ceremony Sale Requires Lots of Patience and Cash

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Good news about the Opening Ceremony sale, on through Sunday at 10 Greene Street: There's a lot to choose from, and when we dropped by an hour ago, it wasn't too crowded. Bad news: Most of the merchandise is still very expensive, and the sale is cash-only.

After enduring a trying coat check, we walked into the basement space and began rifling through boxes and pawing through racks. There's a full room for menswear, and another for womenswear and shoes, but the women's selection feels more diverse than the men's. You can pick up anything from a Proenza Schouler yellow safari vest ($300) and black bustier dress ($500) to a white cotton Kate Moss for Topshop dress ($50). The cash-strapped aren't left out: Opening Ceremony denim (of which there is boxes and boxes) is marked $35, but rings up for $25, and Schiesser and Sophomore tees are $20 to $40. If you want to splurge, there are pretty Alexander Wang, Mayle, Richard Nicholl and Mary Ping dresses in the low hundreds.

In the men's section, there's also a lot of denim (priced similarly to the women's), Sophomore tees for $20, of Opening Ceremony cardis (around a hundred apiece), a rack of colorful Alexandre Herchovitz and other scattered labels. Bottom line: If you have cash in hand and time to dig, you'll come out of this sale happy. If you're not die-hard enough to trek over there in a blizzard today, we'd wait 'til the weather improves. Maybe the prices will improve as well.
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