Luxury Should Be Lived In

From the beginning, monte & coe has set out to create luxury luggage and accessories with a focus on using premium raw materials, local Canadian craftsmanship, while maintaining an entry to luxury price point.

It all started with the goal of creating a weekender bag that was durable enough for your travels, going to the gym, or commuting to and from work.

#CarryUsWithYou has always been more than just a hashtag or a company slogan, it’s our point of view on how our weekenders, briefcases, backpacks and accessories should be used in your everyday life.

Similarly, the Infiniti brand has a refreshing perspective on luxury and how it can empower people. They believe luxury should be lived in rather than be untouchable or pretentious. To Infiniti, it’s not about owning something luxurious, but what we do with those luxuries.

That’s why when we were presented with an opportunity to collaborate with Infiniti Canada, we thought it was a match made in heaven.

At the core, we share similar values when it comes to luxury and were even more impressed about Infiniti’s mission to support entrepreneurs through Infiniti labs, a platform providing access to knowledge and funding opportunities to entrepreneurs of all levels.

As part of our partnership, we were able to experience first hand what the all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 was all about and really get a feel for how it helps entrepreneurs in their daily life.

Here are 4 reasons why Infiniti and the Qx50 is the perfect compliment to monte & coe.

From the beginning, monte & coe has set out to create luxury luggage and accessories with a focus on using premium raw materials, local Canadian craftsmanship, while maintaining an entry to luxury price point.

It all started with the goal of creating a the perfect weekender bag. One that was durable enough for your travels, going to the gym, or commuting to and from work.

#CarryUsWithYou has always been more than just a hashtag or a company slogan, it’s our point of view on how our weekenders, briefcases, backpacks and accessories should be used in your everyday life.

Similarly, the Infiniti brand has a refreshing perspective on luxury and how it can empower people. They believe Luxury Should Be Lived In rather than be untouchable or pretentious. To Infiniti, it’s not about owning something luxurious, but what we do with those luxuries.

That’s why when we were presented with an opportunity to collaborate with Infiniti Canada, we thought it was a match made in heaven.

At the core, we share similar values when it comes to luxury and were even impressed about Infiniti’s mission to support entrepreneurs through Infiniti labs, a platform providing access to knowledge and funding opportunities to entrepreneurs of all levels.

As part of our partnership, we were able to experience first hand what the all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 was all about and really get a feel for how it helps entrepreneurs in their daily life.

Here are 5 reasons why Infiniti and the Qx50 is the perfect compliment to monte & coe.

Luxury Raw Materials

At monte & coe, using high-quality raw materials - like our signature Italian wool or Italian vegetable tan leather- is super important to us.

When we first sat our butts down in the 2019 QX50, we couldn’t help but realize the same importance that Infinti places on the amazing materials that grace the luxurious interior of Infiniti Canada’s best-selling model.

A full leather dashboard complimented by Canadian maple wood trim was among the first things we noticed. Not to mention the ultra suede ceiling and console.

It’s nice to know that someone cares as much about the interior details as we do.

Spacious Yet Compact

When we designed our perfect weekender, we did it with the goal of being an everyday companion.

We wanted it to be spacious enough for every day carry, but compact enough that it wasn’t cumbersome.

The Qx50 can draw a lot of comparisons to our Ossington weekenders.

As entrepreneurs, our days are full of surprises. We move around from the office to our production factory to weaving in out and out of traffic for meetings downtown Toronto. During off hours, we head to the gym, or to the dog park, or we pack up and hit the road for a weekend away.  

The Qx50 was the perfect companion.

Spacious enough to fit 4 adult bodies (maybe 5…we didn’t try), ample rolls of fabric and boxes of freshly made product, the spaciousness was truly surprised and delight.

Spacious Yet Compact

When we designed our perfect weekender, we did it with the goal of being an everyday companion.

We wanted it to be spacious enough for every day carry, but compact enough that it wasn’t cumbersome.

The Qx50 can draw a lot of comparisons to our Ossington weekenders.

As entrepreneurs, our days are full of surprises. We move around from the office to our production factory to weaving in out and out of traffic for meetings downtown Toronto. During off hours, we head to the gym, or to the dog park, or we pack up and hit the road for a weekend away.  

The Qx50 was the perfect vehicle for what our lives had in store.

Large enough to fit 4 adult bodies (maybe 5…we didn’t try), ample rolls of fabric and boxes of freshly made product, the spaciousness was truly surprise and delight.

Eco-conscious / Fuel Efficient

If you don’t know, then you will now. At monte & coe, we love our wool, and one of the main reasons (among like 10 others) is for its eco-conscious characteristics.

Wool is an all-natural protein fibre which is 100% renewable and sustainable, so long as sheep have grass to graze on. It’s one of the main reason’s wool is an integral part of our designs.

Similarly, Nissan, Infiniti’s parent company, spent many years refining the 2.0-litre VC (variable compression) turbo engine. This eco-centric technology provides a quite fuel-efficient ride with the option for power when you need it.

It’s basically the automotive version of using wool.

Weekend Warrior 

It’s not “all work, no play.” That’s the whole point behind Luxury Should Be Lived in and Carry Us With You.

Have you thought about packing your weekender bag and hitting the road for a memorable trip to explore something new?

After a hard week’s work, that’s exactly what we did. The Qx50 is as reliable a weekend warrior as any of your monte & coe products.

Roll down the windows and turn up the world-class Bose sound system and blare your favorite tunes.

With Driving Assistant Technology, you let the worries of the week pass you by like the wind in your face. Enjoy the open road with friends and family safely.

Heads up display will help keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Just enjoy the ride and what’s in store for the weekend ahead.

With so many outdoor activities to choose from, what are your favorites?

Photography is always at the top of the list. Aside from that, skiing and working at Lake Louise has been awesome. Working with kids is a riot, they keep me on my toes. I've been skating and playing shinny quite a bit too. I usually end my day chilling by the fire with a good live album on Spotify.


Did you see our collaboration video yet? Check out out below!

Canadian Touch

Did you know that the Head of Infiniti Design is Canadian?

Pretty cool, right?

Karim Habib, born in Lebanon, emigrated to Canada with his family in 1981. He grew up in Montreal where he attended McGill University before moving to Switzerland/ Los Angeles to study at the ArtCenter College of Design.

He's a true inspiration to dedication and vision.


Have a journey you want to share? Tell us your monte & coe story by tagging us on Instagram with #carryuswithyou or send us an email to info@monteandcoe.com!

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