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Quartz Co. buys Want Les Essentiels

By Kristopher Fraser

Jun 4, 2021

Want Les Essentiels has a new owner. The Canadian brand has been acquired by the Robert brothers, Jean-Philippe, François-Zavier, and Guillame, who also owner the coat brand Quartz Company.

The brand was originally founded by Byron and Dexter Peart, who sold the brand in 2017 after 15 years in business. They originally sold their stake to Mark and Jacqueline Wiltzer, who operated under the Mark Edwards Group. The two sold to the Roberts brothers for an undisclosed sum.

Want Les Essentiels is a leather goods brand whose products include bags, shoes, and accessories. The brand’s retail partners include Mr Porter, Bloomingdales, and Farfetch.

The brothers plans for the brand include developing it independently. Quartz Co. does know how to build a brand. The company has tripled it sales since 2015, growing 40 percent year-on-year.

“I am convinced that Want Les Essentiels will continue to flourish thanks to the leadership of Jean-Philippe, François-Xavier and Guillaume Robert,” said Mark Wiltzer, managing partner of the Mark Edwards Group and cofounder of Want Les Essentiels, in a statement. “Their solid expertise in the fashion and luxury industry will allow them to propel the growth of this iconic Montréal brand, recognized all over the world.”