Brand Spotlight: Kit+Ace

"This is technical apparel
for your real life."

Kit+Ace was founded in 2014 by Shannon Wilson and JJ Wilson (son of Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon) as a means to combine the best principles of athletic design with super-luxurious basics that you can wear all day.

How were they able to create athletic wear out of cashmere? With a team of designers, engineers and scientists "committed to meticulous research, testing and iteration."

Kit+Ace is known best for their Technical Cashmere™ which you can work out in and then throw in the wash (yes, I've done it.) They also have silk with dynamic stretch, and ponte that feels so much better than your average yoga pants.

Every piece at Kit+Ace is wear-tested for 288 hours for outstanding functional details – shrink integrity, breathability, venting, wicking, stain shield technology, performance trims and meticulous Italian tailoring. To top it all off, the line is gorgeous and they make clothing for both men and women.

I was lucky enough to be invited to Kit+Ace in the new Westfield Mall in the Oculus (which is an incredible building.) I was asked to partake in a Fit and Design session, where I tried on almost every piece of their line in order to provide them with feedback on the fit and feel of the various pieces.

Kit+Ace is everything that they promise to be. Luxurious, functional, and chic. The pieces easily took me from daytime in the yoga studio to nighttime out on the town. The fabrics are so soft that this brand has become my go-to for gifts (to myself and to friends and family.)  Below find some of my favorite pieces.

 

 The Oculus at World Trade Center station

The Oculus at World Trade Center station

 KIT+ACE storefront  

KIT+ACE storefront  

 Scarves, Pillows, Hats and Gloves

Scarves, Pillows, Hats and Gloves

 West Beach Candle, $58

West Beach Candle, $58

 Bodysuit

Bodysuit

 Rose Gold Hangers

Rose Gold Hangers

 Turn Around Reversable Jacket, $398

Turn Around Reversable Jacket, $398

 Men's Pants

Men's Pants

 Evans Long Sleeve, $78

Evans Long Sleeve, $78

 Long and Lean Pencil Skirt, $128

Long and Lean Pencil Skirt, $128

 By Your Side Vent Bra, $48

By Your Side Vent Bra, $48

 Easy V Mid Sleeve (Boyfriend Fit) $98

Easy V Mid Sleeve (Boyfriend Fit) $98

 "Real Talk" Card Game

"Real Talk" Card Game

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