byron and dexter peart, the savvy montreal-based founders of want les essentiels, have pushed their luxe accessories brand into the global limelight with a new flagship store in new york city. situated in the west village, the store occupies the ground floor of a three-storey red brick structure built in 1836, and features a compatible interior design with a homey yet alluring vibe that's both classic and modern at the same time. large windows allow in floods of daylight that's reflected by pristine white walls and strategically placed mirrors. a simple timber floor adds warmth and a casual element, but is kept in balanced check at the same time by a selection of exquisite mid-century furnishings and props. shoppers come across three distinct shop sections, starting off with the living room which houses the complete want les essentiels accessories collection.
the adjacent room, dubbed the wardrobe, presents a curated selection of men’s and women’s apparel, including the brand's footwear collection. up next is the tearoom, a place where to linger a little longer, sipping – yes, what else? – artisanal tea, and browse coveted lifestyle merchandise. the new want les essentiels store is very much a lifestyle store and the peart brothers have gone to great lengths to come up with a cool range of men's and women's brands and items to match their own concoctions, including apparel pieces by casely-hayford, tomorrowland and aspesi, byredo frangrances, porcelain by hasami and p & t's tea products. location: 301 west 4th street [west village].