Wardrobe basics that last longer than the average spin cycle are depressingly hard to come by. T-shirts fall apart, knitwear shrinks to Sylvanian Family proportions and leggings look see-through in natural light. That’s where Canadian brand Kit & Ace comes in. Its ‘Technical Luxury’ apparel uses smart fibres to retain the shape, colour and sleek finish – think perfectly draped V-neck T-shirts, cosy knits in neutral hues and smart tailored trousers. The real ace is the Technical Cashmere, which can be chucked in the washing machine without disaster. The first store opened on Redchurch Street this summer; the new Regent Street outpost is part of a masterplan which involves opening eight more branches across the capital. It’s safe to say that the Canadians have landed! From £40.