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It was in Spring of last year that Acne Studios arrived in Beijing, setting up a standalone boutique in what’s arguably the swankiest shopping mall in town: Shin Kong Place. Although the opening demonstrates the brand’s intentional alignment with peers from the luxury echelon, its original client base of fashion-forward hipsters hasn’t been forgotten. The recent opening of a second boutique in the Chinese capital can be seen in that light, and Acne Studios have opted for a retail space a few kilometres north at Taikoo Li Sanlitun, the preferred shopping grounds of the aforementioned demographic. The interior design, created by the company’s in-house design team, features the latest newest yet always slightly evolving design codes, incorporating pristine white walls, matte steel panelling and matching clothing racks, in addition to pops of colour by way of carpeting and London-based artist Max Lamb‘s chunky furnishings made of bronze cast in polystyrene foam. The new Acne Studios store carries the brand’s full range of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and bags. Location: Acne Studios, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Shop N3-13 (Sanlitun).

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