The crowded terminal, a taxi slowed in traffic, the red-eye flight. At times, traveling may seem like a long, harried race to the finish. And then suddenly, inspiration strikes. Dusk shimmers as the fading sun backlights an undiscovered skyline. Vivid colors pop from the florist setting up her corner market. Strangers become new friends over a late-night dinner in a new city. Every trip contains the seeds of magic. A journey can be the moment when we step outside of ourselves, shift our perception, open our minds, and deeply consider what is important. Indeed, travel is just as much about the journey as it is the destination. It is the greatest and most subtle luxury, and it is the driving force behind WANT Les Essentiels.
CRAFT: Launched in 2007 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 and accessories, WANT Les Essentiels fills the gap in the modern traveler's arsenal by offering timeless pieces that place equal value on fashion and function. Motivated in part by the new reality of travel, in which electronics are profoundly important, each bag in the collection provides safe and convenient storage for smartphones, tablets or laptops along with all of life's other essentials.