Given how few boutiques can rival the worldwide influence of Opening Ceremony – in fact the only possible comparison may be Paris’ Colette – it’s little surprise that the designer boutique is opening stores in Japan through a new agreement with Onward Holdings Ltd.
A press conference is planned for April 1st to outline the terms of the expansion which will begin in the fall. Opening Ceremony currently has two locations in New York City and Los Angeles as well as an online presence. The agreement partner, Onward, is the company that bought Jil Sander last year.
Opening Ceremony is owned by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon who noted that Opening Ceremony has a lot of customers who live in states other than New York and California, as well as a lot of international clients who e-mail them daily.