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Did COS Mania Just Crash the Opening Ceremony Website?

We're experiencing some Target x Missoni deja vu right now--the Opening Ceremony website is down.

We're experiencing some Target x Missoni deja vu right now--the Opening Ceremony website has been down since this morning. And the most likely culprit: COS, which launched for a limited time only on (and at Opening Ceremony stores) yesterday. While the H&M-owned cult label will officially set up shop Stateside in 2014, COS is presently only available in the U.S. at Opening Ceremony--for just one month, hence the urgency. (And dammit, we should have ordered our top picks yesterday when we had our chance.)

A call to the Howard Street location revealed that the Opening Ceremony website went down sometime last night and "they're trying to trouble-shoot right now." The sales associate said that "too much traffic" was the reason, most likely because of the COS offerings, but the site should "be up shortly."

But, all is not lost. If you call the Howard Street store's womenswear department at 212-219-2688, you can place a phone order. And rest assured, they still have most items in stock. (Just prepare yourself for that dreaded busy signal.)

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We've also reached out to Opening Ceremony representatives for comment and will report back once we know more.