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.


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Fashion is an art form. We all agree on that.

So why isn’t your couture dress collection insured in the same way as paintings or sculptures?

The answer is: Your broker isn’t aware that you have it.

I’ve been a professional organizer and relocation manager in New York City for more than twenty years, and I’ve witnessed it all: the mistakes you wished you’d planned for, the whoops-I-forgot-about-that and the heaven-forbid-that-happens moments that actually did.

We’ve all had that neighbor with noisy renovations. What if dust gets on your Dior – and, all of the sudden, it’s your problem to deal with?

In terms of insurance, art and jewelry are different than “household contents.”  Therefore, planning your own worst-case scenario takes some critical rethinking.

The first thing you should ask yourself is: do you have a good relationship with your broker? Have you had a conversation about your household contents and have they helped you parse out what is art and what isn’t?

If you’re happy with your insurance company and your broker, then you need to have an honest discussion about what you own. Brokers don’t typically go into clients’ homes, so it’s up to you to check their math.

Each insurance company works differently, and that’s why you need to get transparent. Let me tell you how an organizer would do that…

Step One: Create an inventory! I’ve been making inventories for my clients’ moves for decades. I remember the good old days of Polaroids and Scotch Tape! But nowadays we have fabulous technology in the palms of our hands, and I recommend Garde Robe’s Cyber Closet App.

Step Two: Review your inventory with your insurance broker or trusted advisor.  If you consider your couture collections an asset worthy of insurance coverage, please share the following information with your broker.

Step Three: Determine what’s of the highest value. These are items that aren’t necessarily part of your daily use, but you can’t live without them. They shouldn’t be in your home; they should be at Garde Robe. They’ll free up closet space and give you the extra protection you need.

To be a custodian of a work of art takes diligence, patience, and, occasionally, logistical planning and management. That means knowing what you can control and what you can’t. An old cliché applies here: Knowledge is power.

Sonya Weisshappel is the founder of Seriatim, a New York-based company that provides organization and inventory management solutions for businesses and individuals in transition. They specialize in creating a detailed processes and workflows that create harmony, and help prioritize your needs in a simple and productive manner.

For more information, please visit www.seriatim.net.  Follow Seriatim on Instagram @Seriatim_inc for more tips.

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We’re pleased to announce our newest affiliate from Dallas – Tonia Tomlin who is the Founder and President of Sorted Out™ She has been featured on HGTV’s, Mission: Organization, and is the author of the book Chaos 2 Calm: The Moms-of-Multiples’ Guide to an Organized Family. Tonia is Level 2 Certified through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization in CD and ADHD. We hope you enjoy her tips on closet organizing and hope you can put some of these valuable tips to use!

  1. Invest in the Right Hangers. Hanging garments require proper hangers and breathable garment bags. Hanger selection should take into account the type of garment and its weight. Heavy garments such as winter coats should be stored on strong, padded hangers. In most cases, pants and slacks should be hung from the hem or cuffs to avoid creasing. Take advantage of a garment’s support straps or loops to avoid stretching. Using wire hangers aren’t ideal for your clothing and can snag nice sweaters and silk. We love the felt hangers and they are more affordable these days on Amazon.com.
  2. Divide and file your folded items. Drawer dividers keep underwear, socks, folded t-shirts, spanx folded like a file drawer. Use narrow drawer dividers or boxed dividers to subdivide drawers, or store lingerie and other not so used items at the lower level drawers.
  3. Color Code. Sort your clothing by color, then by type of shirt/pant. Sleeveless, short sleeve, crop sleeve, long sleeve. You get the idea. This will make it easier to find things and put away more efficiently. When in doubt use ROYGBIV. 😊
  4. Don’t over organize. Don’t over do it by over organizing your closet. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It has to function properly for your life style and time you have to maintain your closet. If you spend time folding things SO perfect it makes it hard to maintain when life gets busy.
  5. The Right Storage Solutions.   Store your accessories by category.  Purses store best up right on the shelf or hooks while scarves work well on scarf hangers or in baskets.  Hang hooks for items such as belts or larger totes. Another great solution is utilizing Garde Robes Cyber Closet Option. The Cyber Closet is customized to suit your individual needs and allows members to view where an item is, when it was worn, create tags, create outfits or ensembles, add descriptive information such as style numbers and/or garment values, and much more.
  6. Maintenance. Maintain your closet organization system daily, that way you won’t fall back into a disorganized state and have to start the whole process over.
  7. Out of Season Storage. If you have limited space in your closet, store out of season clothing with Garde Robe. They will take care of all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. Garde Robe will deliver desired garments in ready-to-wear-condition and pick up off-season items, which frees up closet space year-round and ensures your off-season wardrobe will be in pristine condition, not shoved to the back of the closet. Proper storage conditions and ventilation is essential. Garments should not be subjected to dust, sunlight, humidity or drastic changes in temperature, so basements and attics are not recommended in most cases. Proper spacing between garments must also be taken into account – never crowd garments into a small area in the back of the closet because the fabrics need to breathe. Be extra cautious when storing leather and suede as these fabrics can dye transfer into one another – use acid-free tissue to separate these garments.
  8. Accountability Buddy. All of this sounds super easy, but when life gets overwhelming and over committed its hard to get your closet organized and purged.  Hire a professional organizer, such as Sorted Out or set up a wine date and purge time with your BFF and use this time to hold yourself accountable to the process!