Store Guide: Want Apothecary, the elegant Montreal boutique’s new Rosedale location
Name: Want Apothecary
Sells: Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, bags and beauty products
Contact info: 1070 Yonge St., 416-924-8080, wantapothecary.com
Hours: M-F 10-7, Sa 10-6, Su 12-5
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Residents of Montreal’s chichi Westmount district are already familiar with Want Apothecary, the clothing and lifestyle shop from Byron and Dexter Peart, the sibling designers behind chic handbag and luggage line Want Les Essentiels de la Vie, and co-founders Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber. Their first Toronto boutique exemplifies the trendy-but-polished aesthetic that should resonate with Rosedale’s young professionals and society dames (the Peart duo boasts a history of collaborations with preppy mega-retailer J.Crew).
The boutique’s merchandise includes clothes and footwear from it-brands like Acne, Filippa K and Parisian record-label-turned-fashion-house Maison Kitsuné, plus a wall dedicated to Want’s structured leather totes, wallets and other luxury travel accessories. The “apothecary” part comes in toward the rear of the store, where shelves are stocked with luxury shaving gear, all-natural skincare products and scented candles designed to capture the essence of travel destinations like Honolulu and Hong Kong.