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- Opening Ceremony metallic peplum crop, $75
- Opening Ceremony embellished sweater, $85
- Opening Ceremony shift dress, $50
- Kenzo dress, $150
- Christopher Kane velvet dress, $660
- Opening Ceremony beaded top, $90
- Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony flannel pants, $85
- Opening Ceremony brogues, $85
- K.Jacques sandals, $45
- Proenza Schouler pumps, $165
- GVGV sweater, $170
- [Men's] Adidas, $55
- [Men's] Plastic Tokyo zip-up, #130
- [Men's] Jeremy Scott x Adidas tee, $30
- [Men's] Bob Mizer tee, $20
- [Men's] Kit Neale checkered denim jacket, $140
- satchel, $130
The Opening Ceremony sample sale kicked off this morning at 76 Mercer Street. Menswear, womenswear and accessories from the house brand (and lots of other labels, including Dries van Noten, Kenzo, and Christopher Kane) are up to 90% off.
Though the sale was crowded when we got there—the line took about an hour—the selection is huge, so it doesn't feel too cramped inside. Bottom line: the deals and the selection are both great, but like always, you will have to sift through a lot.
The women's section makes up a little more than half the sale, and half of that is merchandise from Opening Ceremony's house brand. We noticed a pretty good mix of everyday items and funkier pieces, but it's all mixed together. Some highlights from the OC label: latex tees (marked form from $685 to $140); sheer metallic midi dresses for $70 (were $210); and sequined cardigans, marked $70 (from $295).
One area held clothing from the brand's collabs. We found Opening Ceremony x Adidas fleece jackets for $80, DKNY x Opening Ceremony jersey-style maxi dresses for $45, and Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony checkered fleece pants for $85.
Other brands were more expensive, but most were heavily discounted from their original prices. We saw a great Suno A-line dress for $325 (normally $1,350) and Kenzo printed trousers for $140. There are some less expensive pieces, like Rihanna for River Island mesh maxi dresses for $30 and Pret a Surf floral shorts for $55.
Like the clothing, the women's shoe section is an equal mix of in-house and outside brands. There are Acne platform stilettos for $100 (normally $550) and Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony patent-leather platform clogs for $75 (from $410).
The men's section is heavy on the tee shirts and jackets, but for the most part, tended to be less expensive than the womenswear. There are Aurel Schmidt x Opening Ceremony graphic tees, tagged $15; Christopher Shannon color blocked leather bomber jackets marked down from $1,350 to $325; and Gitman Bros x Opening Ceremony printed shorts for $40 (normally $175).
In-house clothing includes printed oxford shirts for $65 and embroidered sweaters for $35.
The men's shoe section is about the same size as the women's, and we spotted shoes in sizes as small as 4 and up to 14. Expect to find a great selection of Adidas sneakers, including one printed high top pair for $55, and Eastland leather hiking boots for $140 (from $590). There are also a few low-top Doc Marten creepers, marked $55 (normally $180).
The sale rounds out with a small of accessories (as well as children's clothing ($15-$65) from the brand's collaboration with A for Apple). This is was really eccentric: we found everything from Opening Ceremony classic satchel bags ($130) to New Era metallic caps for $65 (from $280), to Paper Self false eyelashes ($4/pair).
We also saw some Opening Ceremony sunglasses, but could only find the pricing on one gingham cat-eye pair, which are $40.
The staff noted that they will be restocking what they can throughout the sale, but it'll mostly be Opening Ceremony products. There's no fitting room, but there are mirrors scattered throughout. A staffer said to keep an eye out for markdowns on Sunday, the last day of the sale.
Bonus: if you bring a receipt from the sale into any other Opening Ceremony store, you'll nab 15% off your purchase. Be warned though that when we where there, the line to pay was almost as long as the line to get in was.—Gillian Fuller
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