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Opening Ceremony launches unconventional holiday auction

Published
Dec 12, 2016

Opening Ceremony has released its holiday gift campaign, opting for a head-turning selection of unique gifts. The New York retailer is offering a “Once In A Lifetime Crazy Gift” selection, including six experiential gifts with prices starting at $1,550. The retailer’s new line of ‘gifts’ aren't physical gifts, Instead, the selection includes one-on-one events with celebrities, a luxury spa treatments, and one-of-a-kind garments designed by the OC founders.



Carol & Humberto - Opening Ceremony


A home-cooked dinner for four people with Carol and Humberto, the minds behind the retailer, is currently retailing for $5,235.

For $1,570, consumers can buy a one-hour Skype session with celebrity clairvoyant Tyler Henry. For the same price, customers can buy a trip to the Red Wine Baths at the Aire Ancient Baths in New York City.

$10,500 will buy customers a custom-made garment by Humberto Leon himself, including two garment fittings in New York City.

Up for auction is a private lunch with director Spike Jonze and actor Jonah Hill. The auction minimum bid currently sits at $5,500. Interested customers have to email their bid to Opening Ceremony. The gift includes a lunch date with the duo, with all proceeds going towards 826NYC – a charity that works with students to improve their writing abilities.

Founded in 2002 by Humberto Leon and Carole Lim, Opening Ceremony has made a reputation stocking some of the most eye-catching designer garments, accessories, and as of recently, beauty products.

OC isn't the only retailer exploring the realm of experiential gifts. In early October, Neiman Marcus released its Fantasy Gift Guide  as part of the Neiman Marcus's catalog, including a $400,000 trip to India and a $1.5 million rose gold private plane.

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