The twins who brought top European brands to the US with, WANT Les Essentiels.

Byron and Dexter Peart of WANT Les Essentiels

Originally founded 12 years ago by twins brothers, Byron and Dexter Peart – WANT Les Essentiels and WANT Apothecary offers a well-made, curated and edited collection of cult-luxury footwear for men.

Leather mid-sneaker

The twins opened the first North American mens boutique that imported European brands such as ACNE and high-end travel essentials. Soon, they produced their own line of luxury leather goods and footwear for the esteemed traveler.

Jobim sandal

Nestled amongst local boutiques, fine grocers, florists and cafes, these lifestyle shops have been carefully curated by the same team that introduced the travel accessories brand: WANT Les Essentiels.
Marcos loafer

The brand also carries footwear for women as well, focusing on polished leathers, unique textures and cupsoles. Done in the same fashion as the mens collection featuring classic silhouettes like baskets, crepe outsoles, loafers and chukka boots. All styles perfect for travel in flight.

WANT Apothecary shops can be found across Canada and the US.

Leather strap sandal
Suede ankle boot

The brothers are currently developing another venture, but for now – view the current collection and follow the Instagram feed at @wantlesessentiels

Tanita Gray

Editor-In-Chief, Publisher and Founder of, and CEO of Shoes Waste. Gray is a footwear, accessory and apparel designer/developer by day - writer and content architect by night. With over 17 years of experience in the fashion industry, you can find her teaching sustainability classes, drawing thumbnails, writing in her journal, giving her husband & children enormous hugs, or eating french fries.

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