Opening Ceremony was founded in 2002 by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, two friends from UC Berkeley. Their shared passions for for travel, art, and fashion, inspired a trip to Hong Kong. After this experience the two decided to leave their jobs in the corporate fashion world to realize their unique dream. Once a single store in downtown New York is now a global outpost in New York and Los Angeles, a store in Tokyo, London and an e-commerce site.