In honor of the Olympic Games (by the way, did you see that men's four-by-100m freestyle relay?...to die), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony kept their Howard Street store open for 72 straight hours , cramming more than fifteen events into the three-day schedule this past weekend. And because the thought of free manicures, free Scott Campbell tattoos, and free psychic readings were the highlight of our weekend (don't judge, free equals fun), we stopped by (twice! at 10 p.m. and at 4 a.m.) to bring you the scoop. Hey, who needs sleep?
The sales were good.
The store only got 54 pairs of the much-hyped, limited-edition metallic gold and silver Nike sneakers. Each day, they sold only a numbered amount at 11:59 p.m. And by 12:03, they were sold out, Olivia Kim, the director of wholesale, told us. Santogold herself scored the first pairs — she bought one of each color.
The parties were better.
On Friday, the team launched their friends-and-family dance party with Cheer New York cheerleaders outside the shop, flying around, flipping, and building pyramids. "It stopped traffic," Kim said. "We wanted cheerleaders because it's a sport not represented in the Olympics." How equal-opportunity! Then came a performance by Hercules and Love Affair, where Alexander Wang was spotted getting his boogie on. The whole shindig started at 10 p.m., and the last people trickled out at 5:30 a.m., after stuffing themselves with milk and six dozen Insomnia cookies. Adorable.
Scrabble isn't so fun at 6 a.m.
Scrabble was a bust from 6 to 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. "No one wanted to come play!" Kim said. "We had all this smart-people food like granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit to keep people's brains going and only seven people were here. And of them, it was four of us, two friends, and one doctor we pulled in from the street after his night shift." Aw. That doesn't sound very scrabulous, now does it?
We stopped by the Ping-Pong match hosted by Philip Crangi on Saturday night/Sunday morning at 4 a.m., and found twenty people crowded around four Ping-Pong tables drinking mini-cans of Budweiser on the lower level of the store. Among the competitors we spotted Benjamin Cho, clad in black skinny jeans, a loose heather-gray V-neck tee, and a gray-and-black scarf. He pounded the little white balls at his opponent with his miniature paddle, but without a scoreboard, we couldn't call a clear winner. We'll give him the benefit of the doubt, though. He's on Team USA, after all. —Sharon Clott and Kristi Garced
Most Viewed Stories
The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for the Women’s March
Connecticut Politician Arrested for Pinching Woman’s Genitals
The Sheer Perfection of Donald Trump’s Golden Shower
The Obamas Visited Malia and Sasha’s Old Swing Set at Its New Home at a D.C. Shelter
Donald Trump’s Retweet Was Supposed to Praise Ivanka Trump, But It Tagged the Wrong User
Pakistani Pop Star Stops Concert When He Spots Sexual Harassment
15 Protest Sign Ideas for the Women’s March on Washington
I’m Anti-Trump, But I Refuse to March
How to Live in a 150-Square-Foot Studio
The Divorced Mom Who Cries After Sex
From Our Partners
Who What Wear
powered by PubExchange
Latest News from The CutFake News, Fake Science, and Why Doctors Lie About Abortion
Bad information about women’s health has been making the world worse for women for years.Alicia Keys Really Believes That Inner Beauty Is the Best Highlighter
Her glow doesn’t come in a compact.This Conspiracy Theory Will Change How You Feel About the Bachelor Villain
Corinne is not who she seems.Ask a Boss: How Do I Quit the Job I’ve Had Forever?
With two weeks’ notice.U.S. Abortion Rate Lowest Since Roe v. Wade
A new study from the Guttmacher Institute shows a decline in abortions.Emma Watson Declares Once and for All That Belle Is a Better Disney Princess Than Cinderella
She’s only a little biased.Judge Orders Two Scottish Soccer Players to Pay £100,000 in Damages for Raping a Woman
A judge found they raped a woman when “she was vulnerable through an excessive intake of alcohol.”All the J.Crew Michelle Obama Wore
She loves a good cardigan.Hairstylist Says She Was Asked to Do Marla Maples’s and Tiffany Trump’s Inauguration Day Hair for Free
Tricia Kelly refused the offer for “exposure.”The Worst Thing About Episode Two of The Young Pope: A Kangaroo Gift
What better gift to give the pope than a kangaroo?
They’re the first city in the world to do so.Topless Protester Disrupts Donald Trump Wax Statue Unveiling
Femen is at it again.Hundreds of ‘Nasty Women’ Artists Sold Their Work to Support Planned Parenthood
The show featured female-identifying artists from across the globe.The 200-Year Fight for Abortion Access
We tend to take reproductive rights for granted, but from a historical perspective, they were won almost yesterday.Donald Trump’s Retweet Was Supposed to Praise Ivanka Trump, But It Tagged the Wrong User
He found time, however, to check the tweet’s grammar and punctuation.Looks Like Kim Kardashian Is Making a Cameo in Ocean’s Eight
More proof that Kim is getting back to her old self.The Obamas Visited Malia and Sasha’s Old Swing Set at Its New Home at a D.C. Shelter
They originally offered it to Donald Trump’s family.The One With Kristen’s Comedy Show
The cast of Vanderpump Rules is never funnier than when they’re not trying to be funny.Women’s March on Washington Drops Anti-Choice Partner After Backlash
The Women’s March on Washington faced criticism after partnering with the anti-choice group New Wave Feminists.Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston’s Baby Announcement Is Impressive
It’s a real balancing act.