Last week I visited the new Kit and Ace store in James St., Fortitude Valley. Focusing on luxury basics, this store is sure to be a must-visit for those looking for wardrobe staples and minimalist attire. The store stocks selected styles from the Kit and Ace collection, including core styles made from their signature blend of cashmere. That is, cashmere that’s machine-washable. Yep, you read that correctly. Machine-washable cashmere! Hallelujah! While Kit and Ace is a Canadian brand, what I like about their approach is that they aim to engage local makers and creators. The James St. store currently features a piece by Brisbane artist Louise de Weger and will include feature lights by Luxxbox. The local emphasis follows through with in-store pamphlets highlighting the best places to eat, drink, and shop in the area. The space itself is quite generous with couches and tables providing ample space to sit and converse. I tried on a few pieces in store and let me tell you, I am all about the cashmere t-shirts now. Because if Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle have taught me anything it’s that you’ve got to treat yo’ self.