Photo by Caitlin Abrams
Kit and Ace in Minneapolis' North Loop
The store of the future looks a lot like an apartment. And that’s by design. Kit and Ace’s second-floor space on Washington Avenue is the ultimate urban loft, with wood beams and brick walls. There’s a big wood table, just waiting for its next dinner party, and a bed—even though the Canadian retailer doesn’t sell bedding. Kit and Ace specializes in luxury basics made of technical cashmere, but more than T-shirts and hoodies, this year-old brand is selling a lifestyle. And it’s a pretty nice one: The company was started by the son and wife of lululemon founder Chip Wilson. JJ Wilson, 26, talked to us about how he intends to build the next international super-brand.
113 Washington Ave. N., Mpls., 844-548-6223, kitandace.com