WANT Les Essentiels

I looked high and low for the past year and a half for a backpack. They were either too big or too small ( which brought back Cher Horowitz 90’s flashbacks!)

photos by Ruthie Stark 

I spotted this bag by Want Les Essentiels at the Baldwin Men’s shop on the Plaza and once I tried it on, I knew this was it. I saved for months, and when they had a 25% off  sale for memorial day weekend I scooped that baby right up.   It is the best running around bag, especially going to and from the gym. And, I do really love the hands free aspect of a backpack.

Want Les Essentiels is a fairly new to me brand, but they have been around for 10 years! ” Launched in 2006 by Byron and Dexter Peart, the label’s perfectly crafted accessories are designed to transform each journey—whether crossing continents or dashing to your daily commute—into a smooth and stylish procession. “Our goal has been to look at all of the needs of people in motion and figure out how we could better their experiences,” says co-founder Byron Peart. From streamlined weekenders to modern briefcases to backpacks”.

I have owned a lot of bags in my life, and I have to say the quality is fantastic. They are an investment, but they are timeless bags. I love both the Women’s and Men’s lines!

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