Vancouver-based ‘Technical Luxury™’ brand Kit and Ace plans to open approximately 15 flagships by early 2016, according to the company’s co-founder J.J. Wilson. We interviewed Mr. Wilson yesterday, and he explained how the brand is ending its ‘test phase’, and how it will now operate full-concept flagship stores with longer leases across the country.

Founded in 2014 by Shannon Wilson (wife of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson) and her son, J.J., Kit and Ace’s clothing is made from proprietary fabric called Qemir, which includes cashmere. Remarkably, the product can be washed in a machine instead of having to be dry cleaned. Read the Rest of this analysis through our contributor @Retail – Insider