02/28/2013 08:37 EST

J.Crew Canada Teams Up With Montreal Designer For Handbag Line

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J. Crew debuted a collection of bags by Montreal-based company Want Les Essentiels de la Vie. The fashionable-functional collection made a surprise debut at fashion week in New York (Feb. 7 to Feb. 14).

Want Les Essentiels is known for its top quality, and J. Crew collaborated with the brand three years ago on a menswear bag collection that flew off the shelves. The new womenswear creations are expected to do the same: They’re stylish leather and organic cotton totes that fold into streamlined clutches, perfect for long days—and nights. The bags are set for select J. Crew stores across Canada in late 2013.

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