Before they were tapped to head up Kenzo, best friends Carol Lim and Humberto Leon launched Opening Ceremony back in 2002. At the time, it had a pretty compelling concept: It would highlight design talent from a specific country, before integrating it into a home team of sorts that stayed out on the floor. It was also one of the first stores to host in-store collaborations—they brought in Topshop for the Kate Moss capsule collection, which was particularly memorable. Today, OC has stores in LA, London, and Tokyo, where you’ll find a very specific buy from designers like Proenza Schouler and Band of Outsiders, along with collaborations with Chloe Sevigny and the Magritte Foundation. There’s also a small shop at the Ace Hotel in Nomad.

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