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As you're probably well aware, Alexander Wang's first-ever store has finally opened in the old Yohji Yamamoto space, and not only does it stock all of his lines, but it's also something of a little playhouse for Wang's customers. A black steel cage! Mirrored walls! Calla lillies, gardenias and black African orchids! The Ryan Korban-designed interior supposedly mirrors Wang's own apartment, with the exception of the stunning fox fur hammock—that's unique.
Can you actually chill in it? The short answer is yes, but you may not like the long answer, which is that it's impossible to look cool while sitting on it. The ropes hang too close together to allow anyone to lay out, so it's basically just for sitting up straight on or standing next to while reverently petting it. You get the feeling that the only way to properly enjoy the softness is to strip nude and do a backbend over it, an idea we're totally taking credit for if it ends up as a future Wang ad.
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