Above: the O'Hare tote

Meet the new must-have carry-all that will take you absolutely everywhere

The new WANT Les Essentials range of carry-all bags has just arrived at Simon James, and it would appear the Montréal-based brand is catering to our burgeoning desire for timeless, lasting and stylishly practical items. Perfect for everyday totage or and all one’s travel needs, the unisex accessories boast an impressive finish; made by leading Italian manufacturers they are destined to last for a very long time indeed.

Impeccably designed with men and women of varying ages and backgrounds in mind, the unifying ethos behind WANT Les Essentiels is an appreciation for enduring practicality and quality. Styles available in-store include the O’hare tote, Kenyatta Dopp kit and Hartsfield weekender (all named after airports around the world). Oh, and the brand name ‘Les Essentials’ isn’t a coincidence either, the “We’re trying to build something that actually needs to exist,” twin brothers and founders Messrs Dexter and Byron Peart explain.

And they’re ones to know. Both Dexter and Peart spent years as executives, travelling throughout North America as part of their work at a fashion agency business they founded before turning their attention to designing apparel. Well-versed on the modern day art of forever being on the move, it would seem these pieces from WANT Les Essentiels are the new must-have item that will never go out of fashion.

Find your ‘essential’ here. Or shop in-store at Simon James Design’s Herne Bay or Newmarket stores.

Above: the Hartsfield weekender
Above: the Kenyatta Dopp kit

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