This Week In Fashion: Kit And Ace Brings Technical Cashmere To St. Louis
Luxury retailer Kit and Ace is the newest addition to the St. Louis shopping scene, opening its doors this week (June 24 to be exact) in the Central West End to a bevy of local fashion-lovers who are dying to get their hands on a expertly crafted selection of Technical Cashmere basics.
The St. Louis store is located at 304 Euclid (Ivy Hill’s former CWE location) and will celebrate their official grand opening in a three-day extravaganza that will feature the company’s Copper Studio, a custom copper-clad Airstream trailer that has been designed to replicate their airy t-shirt shops and stocked with the most current collection of technical cashmere t-shirts. The Studio will be on-site and ripe for browsing on June 25-26.
The company, which launched in the US just last year, was launched by Shannon and JJ Wilson, wife and son of Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon. After spending years donning stretchy performance wear, they desired clothing that offered the same functionality but that also showcased sophistication and style. Unable to get their hands on what they were searching for, they decided to create it. Kit and Ace designs and sells apparel made from technical cashmere. The washable fabric provides the look of comfort dressing, without sacrificing the luxury offered by higher-end brands.