Luxury Wardrobe Storage & Valet Service

  • NEW YORK
  • CALIFORNIA
  • LAS VEGAS
  • FLORIDA
  • AUSTRALIA
  • WORLDWIDE

Garde Robe® pioneered the luxury wardrobe management and Cyber Closet® valet concept
to service the needs of couture collectors, city residents with inadequate closet space,
business travelers, globetrotters, multiple home owners, and fashion designers.

The only service of its kind, Garde Robe’s raison d’être is museum-quality garment storage
for its members’ precious clothing, footwear, furs and accessories collections,
and providing on-demand accessibility whenever, wherever.

FOR ALL SERVICES, ALL ITEMS IN GARDE ROBE’S CARE ARE PROFESSIONALLY
PHOTOGRAPHED AND CATALOGUED INTO YOUR PERSONAL VIRTUAL CLOSET

AFFILIATIONS / PARTNERS

Garde Robe has established strong relationships that extend far beyond the fashion
industry. We have partners in the Insurance Industry, Stylists & Image Consultants,
Professional Organizers, Closet Designers, Garment Care Professionals,
Storage Companies, Products, Private Jets, Consignment, Consultants, Hotels,
and exclusive member benefits.


Textile storage and preservation expert Doug Greenberg co-owns Garde Robe, the nation’s first and only museum-quality archive management and preservation service for fashion designers.

In addition to garment, footwear, fur and accessory storage and preservation services, Garde Robe, a strategic partner of the CFDA, provides professional photography and inventory of past collections, signature Cyber Closet “look book” technology ideally suited for managing design house collections, complimentary delivery and pick up service, and expert garment care. We checked in with Greenberg on the importance of archiving collections, its challenges, and advice he has in store for designers.

How important is it for a designer to archive their collections?

It’s imperative. Just look at brands like Christian DiorOscar de la Renta and Yves Saint Laurent, and how they have leveraged their archives to enhance brand recognition and loyalty via museum retrospectives. Plus, creative directors utilize past collections for inspiration. Many design houses do not view their archive as an asset worth keeping and preserving, and that’s a lost opportunity.

At what stage in their career should they begin to think about archiving and why?

Very often, a brand’s earliest collections are the ones considered iconic. Unfortunately, some designers sell their samples or gift them to customers or muses and live to regret that decision. An archive tells your brand’s story, and every story must start at the beginning.

What are the key challenges with storing garments?

Textile preservation expertise is required, so working with skilled, experienced archivists is essential, but hiring an in-house archivist can be cost prohibitive. Utilizing proper archival-grade storage supplies is mandatory, but also expensive. Setting up a proper archival storage space at one’s office is very difficult and costly.  Textiles have to be clean and sterilized in order to maintain the fabrics’ condition long-term, and runway samples often have perspiration, body tanner, hair spray, etc. I have seen irreplaceable collections kept in less-than-ideal storage locations with no climate control, trapped in plastic or vinyl bags that don’t allow the garment to “breathe.” Simply put, maintaining an archive isn’t easy or inexpensive.

How does Garde Robe provide solutions for these challenges? 

Garde Robe manages and protects designer archives for a fraction of the cost of hiring an in-house archivist and setting up an archival storage location. The archivists at Garde Robe are extremely knowledgeable about garment care and passionate about it. Garde Robe’s storage loft provides ideal climate conditions for preserving textiles. Garde Robe’s Cyber Closet look book technology and on-demand delivery service makes it easy to view and manage collections kept off-site.

What is the main piece of advice you would have for designers regarding archiving? 

At some companies, budgets to preserve past collections are minimal or non-existent.  Don’t let your precious collections languish. Your archives are sacred, one-of-a-kind, invaluable, irreplaceable and, most of all, destined for museum exhibits and studying by future generations of designers and scholars. In order to protect your legacy, you simply must preserve your archives.

“Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’ve put countless hours—and, let’s face it, dollars—into building a wardrobe of perfectly tailored suits, sumptuous cashmere and vicuña pieces, buttery leather jackets,and bespoke shoes. And whether you are an avid vintage collector or just appreciate having a closet full of finely crafted clothing, having the option to protect the pieces that have come to define your personal style (like you would a piece of art or prized classic car) can provide invaluable piece of mind.

This is where Garde Robe—a museum-quality wardrobe-storage and preservation service—and AIG’s Private Client Group step in. Together, the two companies can insure, archive, store, and restore your treasured stash of designer clothing, accessories, and couture pieces.” Read the full story here.

We know how much time, energy and money you invested to acquire that perfect handbag. Now it is vital to protect it against improper storage for years or harmful conditions. Check out our guide to learn how to properly care for your handbags. If you would like expert care with your fashionable investments, you can trust in Garde Robe!
:: Unlike garments, most handbags don’t come with care labels, so always work with an experienced leather cleaning expert.
:: New bags should be “treated” inside and out with leather/suede protector free of silicone or wax (N/A patent leather).
:: Don’t apply hairspray or perfume while holding your handbag.
:: If your bag gets wet, empty the contents and allow to air dry at room temperature outside of the closet.
:: Never place handbags on the floor or seat next to you – use a purse hook.
:: Use breathable fabric bags to protect from dust and moisture.
:: Don’t keep leather/suede items in a closet near a bathroom with shower.

:: Keep leather and suede items away from heaters and skylights/windows.

:: Avoid contact with other items in the closet, especially denim.

:: Stuff bags with acid-free tissue to maintain shape and avoid creasing.