Unless you’ve been living under a rock or haven’t left your apartment in the last few months, you should be aware that the London Olympic Games have officially begun. The Olympics are a great time to show off your national pride but they’re also an even better time for retailers to make some quick cash off of everyone’s newfound patriotism. We’ve rounded up the best Olympic themed items for men and women that will show off your Olympic spirit without sacrificing style or taste.
Butter London Nail Polish
Butter London makes some of the most coveted nail polish colors out there. To celebrate the 2012 Olympics the London based company has made a limited edition trio of metallic nail lacquers inspired by winner's medals. Included in the Heavy Medal Collection are The Full Monty, The Diamond Geezer and The Old Bill. These nail lacquers are a chic and trendy way to pay homage to the Games.
butter LONDON 'Olympics Heavy Metal' Trio, $36; available at nordstrom.com
Mini PS 11
Proenza Schouler is the cool downtown chic brand known for their innovative ready to wear and amazing handbags. In honor of the London Olympics, the brand has teamed up with Opening Ceremony to create their mini PS11 bag in first place-worthy gold. This bag is one of those unique investment items that you’ll own and use forever and is therefore worth an entire month’s rent. The bold gold is eye-catching but the bag itself is subtle enough to go from corporate to cocktails.
Proenza Schouler Mini PS 11 in Gold, $1825; available at openingceremony.us
Repetto London Flats
Repetto flats should be a staple in every girl’s shoe closet. To honor the London Olympics, Repetto has partnered with Opening Ceremony to offer these patriotic flats in which the UK and US pair effortlessly together. One shoe shows off patriotic stars and stripes while the other one showcases the iconic Union Jack. Not only are these flats going to be super comfortable but they’re statement making footwear that are sure to capture attention.
Repetto Flag Ballerina Flats, $295; availble at openingceremony.us
Gap Vintage Tank
You might not think of the Gap as a beacon of chicness, but to commemorate the 2012 Olympics the retailer has created a line of vintage tanks and tees that are surprisingly cute and chic. Not only are these tanks a great way to show off your Olympic spirit but they’re also a great way to stay cool in this oppressive summer weather.
Gap Vintage London Tank, $24.95; availbale at gap.com
Hunter Original British Rain Boot
Known for their iconic rain boots, lately Hunter is focusing on creating more fashion forward pieces. To show off their British pride, the brand has screen-printed the Union Jack Flag onto a pair of boots. Available in dark navy or pewter and made for either men or women, these boots are a great way to show off your Olympic spirit.
Hunter Original British Rain Boot, $195; available at hunter-boot.com
Band of Outsiders Tank
Just in time for the summer Games, Opening Ceremony has decided to open a London store and asked various designers to create special items for the launch. One designer was Scott Sternberg who created a ringer tank with the Band of Outsiders logo. This item embodies the Band of Outsiders brand, simple and understated yet fashionable and modern. The red, white, and blue in the logo give this tank an understated patriotic feel.
Band of Outsiders Ringer Tank, $85; available at openingceremony.us
Olympic Edition O’Hare Tote
Want Les Essentials De La Vie, the brand known for making simple yet luxurious wallets, totes, and other essentials, has created an Olympic version of their O’Hare Tote. Made from organic cotton and Italian calfskin leather, the tote is available in five color combinations to represent the five rings of the Olympic flag. This bag is a perfect investment piece and would work great as your every day tote bag.
Want Les Essentials De La Vie Olympic Edition O'Hare Tote, $325; avaible at barneys.com
Gap Vintage Tee
Gap is working hard to improve on its image as a fashion forward retailer and is capitalizing on the London Olympics as a way to do so. In honor of the 2012 London Olympics the retailer has created a line of exclusive vintage style t-shirts with logos and imagery from some of the past games.
Gap Olympic London Vintage T, $29.95; available at gap.com