Kit and Ace brings its café concept to Bloor Street
Kit and Ace, the rapidly expanding Vancouver-based cashmere company, launched its first Toronto store last year on Queen West. After opening about 30 other stores worldwide, they’ve added a second, seriously ambitious Toronto flagship on Bloor Street. Firmly planted between Pottery Barn and J. Crew, the huge space (previously home to United Colours of Benetton) has room for an in-house alterations and design station (where designers create new styles before customers’ eyes), a comfy lounge and a huge JM & Sons–crafted table for the store’s evening supper clubs. In the back is Sorry Coffee Co., the brand’s new café that serves up its own brew in artist-designed cups. The apparel options have also multiplied: right now, in addition to its signature super-soft tees and tanks, shoppers will also find cozy winter parkas, cute pleated miniskirts and crisp dress pants. Colourful work from local artist Kathryn MacNoughton and geometrical light fixtures from Radar Design help make for a satisfying shopping experience—made only more enjoyable by a frothy cappuccino.
Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 102 Bloor St. W., 1-844-548-6223, kitandace.com