From streamlined weekenders to compact briefcases, Want Les Essentiels fills a gap in the modern traveller’s arsenal with timeless pieces that place equal value on form and function. Founded in 2006 by brothers Dexter and Byron Peart, Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber, the Montreal-based label offers carefully thought-through travel accessories in high-grade leather and organic cotton.
WANT Les Essentiels: Redefining travel luggage, to make each journey an occasion worth packing for
For the modern traveller WANT Les Essentiels fills the gap for timeless pieces that place equal value on form and function. WANT Les Essentiels was founded in 2006 by brothers Dexter and Byron Peart, Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber.
The brand’s driving force is making sure the journey is just as luxurious as the destination. Perfectly crafted accessories are designed to transform each journey, whether crossing continents or dashing to your daily commute, into a smooth and stylish procession. Assessing the needs of people in motion and how they could improve their experience, WANT Les Essentiels successfully provides timeless designs that are fashionable and functional, providing safe and convenient storage for smartphones, tablets or laptops along with all of life's other essentials.
WANT Les Essentiels uses meticulously sourced materials of only the highest grade leathers and organic cottons, matched with attention to detail and thoughtful design to bring the brand’s subtle approach to luxury to life. Their 100% certified Organic Cotton is sourced from fine Turkish mills and produced using sustainable methods and organically-approved dyes to create the brand’s vast colour palette, some of which are also biodegradable. Fabrics are woven using natural fibres that are spun without pesticides or herbicides. Every WANT Les Essentials leather has been produced with only the finest quality, Grade A leather. The leathers are individually inspected for quality assurance and built to withstand the daily commute or long trips alike; it's very long-lasting and impeccably sustainable, maturing timelessly, while essential oils slowly introduce a lustrous shine to leather goods with age. Leather is brought to life with the richness of colour, solidified by the use of prestige Italian and French leather tanneries with over 200 years of experience between them. The brand’s leather products go under five rigorous tests and are meant to withstand daily journeys.
WANT Les Essentiels collections are fundamentally inspired by architecture and design. Objects hold their beauty and strength over time while maintaining their relevance, which is a must harder challenge than simply creating something fashionable. Blending materials and craftsmanship together to make products that will last for decades. Italian leather and Turkish Organic Cotton unite during custom-fabricated at Japanese manufacturing brand YKK, using only the best tools.
Most Iconic Products
'O’Hare' Shopper Tote Bag
It is hard to beat the classic tote as an all-purpose travel accessory. It was designed with durability and simplicity in mind, the ‘O’Hare’ bag is the perfect solution for both everyday errands and long-haul travels. Featuring four deep interior pockets with leather snap closures, an adjustable and detachable cross-body strap and the brand’s signature gold and silver zipper. Also available in three colours.
The Kastrup backpack is practical, comfortable and chic and it might just be the ideal backpack. It comes with plenty of storage, including a bias-cut front pocket and a padded compartment designed to hold a 13inch laptop: a detachable leather key chain, high-grade leather handle and base, as well as back padding and adjustable soft Japanese nylon straps. It is made from organic cotton canvas, and the backpack is available in three different colours.
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