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The WANT approach remains simple and functional - beautiful, essential designs for the increasingly complex world we all inhabit.

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Premium Page

The WANT approach remains simple and functional - beautiful, essential designs for the increasingly complex world we all inhabit.

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Vital statistics

  • 2006 Established
  • Private Type
  • 11 - 50 Number of employees
  • Montreal, Canada HQ

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Conceived out of a “want” for premium, quality products, designers Dexter and Byron Peart, along with co-founders Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber, launched WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie in 2006, offering a collection of leather goods to house the essential professional and personal items required for modern living.  Celebrating unity through contrast, their diverse and well-considered collections balance between masculine and feminine, uptown and downtown, classic and modern.

Since its inception, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie has partnered with prestigious global brands and tastemakers such as J.Crew, Opening Ceremony, Orlebar Brown, the Standard, Nick Wooster and the Sartorialist to launch a serious of exclusive, best-selling collaborations.

Lead by Dexter and Byron’s creativity and vision, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie offers limitless opportunities for growth and expansion. Encouraging new ideas and finding inspiration in unorthodox places – architecture, technology, and object design – the diverse team at WANT offers a global perspective and challenges the status quo.

With headquarters in Montreal, and offices in New York’s Chelsea Arts Tower, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie has made an indelible impact on the fashion and lifestyle industries in both cities and globally. Comprised of young, passionate professionals, the collaborative culture is infused with optimism, innovation and freedom to disrupt the fashion industry by pushing boundaries and reimagining design possibilities.

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is a part of WANT Holdings Inc., which also encompasses the boutique distribution firm WANT Agency, the retail concept of WANT Apothecary, and e-commerce destination WANTESSENTIELS.COM. 

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