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For about a month now, Kit and Ace has been getting familiar with its new (just shy of) 4,000-square-foot digs on Santana Row. If your knowledge of the Canadian retailer of casual-luxe clothing for gents and ladies is limited to the cozy Fillmore Street store, prepare to be gobsmacked by the size and shine of the new San Jose atelier.
The brand's signature tops, tees, outerwear and simple dresses—made from QemirTM (machine-washable, durable technical cashmere)—are beautifully displayed and reasonably priced from $65 to $130.
Kit and Ace founders JJ and Shannon Wilson, the son and wife of Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson, subscribe to a style philosophy that blends sophistication with function and fit. And what more could a wearer of clothes ask for? With the label's aggressive growth (10 new stores opened in the US since last March), we Americans are clearly digging it.
Like its sibling stores, the Silicon Valley location is filled with many locally designed elements. These include: a Kyle Minor-designed Supper Club table, an iconic photo Inception by Pasha Gavrilov and artwork by Paul Kolazinski.
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road Row. No housewarming gift necessary.