Lululemon Spin-off Kit and Ace Opening in Washington

Because you needed more $80 t-shirts in your life.

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s wife and son, Shannon and JJ Wilson, teamed up to launch a “technical cashmere” brand that has all the stretch, comfort, and machine-washable-ness of yoga pants, embodied in high-end, luxury apparel.

There are currently only seven boutiques worldwide, but the founders intend to open 50 retail shops by the end of the year—one of which will be located in Washington’s Shay development. The DC store, as with all Kit and Ace shops, will draw on its surroundings—local artists, craftsmen, and designers—for the boutique’s design.

“We are excited to come to DC and bring a beautiful space in which customers can access our clothing, but also come away with a deeper sense of our brand. What we offer is far more than apparel; it’s an evolved retail experience,” said JJ Wilson in a press release.

The shop will market the brand’s minimalist designs—men’s and women’s apparel in shades of gray, blue, black, and white, including soft and drapey t-shirts, scarves, and blouses that are priced in the $80 to $120 range.

Kit and Ace is slotted to open on October 15 at 1924 8th St., NW.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.