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Reviewed by: Toni Kervina
Alexander Wang has opened a second flagship boutique in Beijing, and the look of the store is just as cool as the New York designer's eponymous clothing line. The two-level, 5,000-square-foot space was designed by Paris-based architect Joseph Dirand in collab with Wang, and is appropriately situated in Sanlitun Village, the center for all things luxe in Beijing (neighbors include Alexander McQueen and Maison Martin Margiela.) The design follows in line with the NYC flagship, with sleek, strong lines that emphasize raw materials. Upon entry, guests are greeted by a large marble sculpture meant to look like an inkblot test. A bronze prism sculpture cuts across the top floor, and even the shelving is bronze. Nearly all the furniture and fixtures were custom created for the store, including a concrete sofa with goat hair and infinity tables. Once you've managed to peel your eyes away from the design, you'll be able to shop the brand's complete men and women's collections, as well as the recently launched Objects collection.