The amazing fitting room
Wuhao, a boutique and arts space hidden behind a hefty wooden door on Mao’Er Hutong, may well be one of Beijing’s most exciting hidden gems. A mesmerising Spring installation currently inhabits the space (Wuhao changes its themes and wares seasonally) consisting of paper butterflies, eco-friendly clothing, foldable furniture and limited edition designs inspired by the elements of wood and earth.
But Wuhao’s best kept secret – the pièce de résistance if you will – is its fitting room.
Imagine being given the best hug ever. By a real-life bear, and you’ll come somewhere close to understanding what it feels like. Soft cuddly fur covers both the floor and walls, and makes you want to roll all over it and giggle like a little child. Add to that a playful pillow-chair and a full length mirror that is incredibly flattering (we don’t care if it’s an optical illusion, WE-LOVE-IT), and you’ll understand why it took us some time and a lot of self-discipline to leave. Did Que Yang, Wuhao’s project assistant, notice us trying to sneak back in at every opportunity? We think so, but we didn’t care, it was worth it.