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Want Les Essentiels de la Vie Store Is Opening in a Former Marc Jacobs Space (Update)

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Add this to the list of stores we're most looking forward to this season. Want Les Essentiels de la Vie, a Montreal-based brand that makes a highly coveted line of men's and women's bags and leather accessories and is run by identical twin brothers, is opening their first-ever boutique in Greenwich Village next month, the New York Times reports.

But it won't just be their own collection, which recently expanded to men's shoes, in the West 4th Street townhouse: The paper writes that it'll also include "high-end fashion by Comme des Garçons Forever and curios by the Viennese designer Carl Auböck," and we're assuming that other brands will be in the mix as well.

"This idea of luxury, just putting a high price on something and that defining it as luxurious, has been bought into forever," brand co-founder Byron Peart said, explaining Want's lower price point compared to its competitors. "Our price-value ratio is fundamental to who this brand is," his twin Dexter Peart added.

Until the store opens — the exact date and address weren't specified, but we do know it'll include complimentary tea service — you can find Want in several New York stores, from Barneys and Bergdorf's to Opening Ceremony and Bird.

Update: According to The Shophound, the boutique will replace the former Marc Jacobs store at 301 West 4th Street.