New hot shop: Kit and Ace

Stock up on comfy basics at this Canadian retailer, now open at Ponce City Market
Kit and Ace
Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo

Update 5/5/16:

Kit and Ace has closed its temporary location at Ponce City Market, and today opens its permanent shop at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

In the midst of chilly season, this Canadian retailer known for cozy basics has landed two locations in town. (The first opened at Ponce City Market in November; the second is set to arrive in Buckhead this March.) Three reasons we love their comfy styles:

1 Hip roots
Shannon and J.J. Wilson founded Kit and Ace in Vancouver in 2014. The wife and son, respectively, of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, they’re no strangers to the active-luxe market. Shannon was previously the lead designer at Lululemon.

2 Warm fuzzies
The brand’s “technical cashmere” begins as fur on the belly of Mongolian goats. It’s then spun into a yarn and interlaced with materials like elastane and viscose, resulting in a supersoft machine-washable cloth—no dry-cleaning hassle.

3 Local love
Each store showcases local community. Atlanta artists and contractors created decor (some for sale) for its gallery-style space, where a communal table plays host to regular (invite-only) supper club events.

This article originally appeared in our January 2016 issue.