Luxury Wardrobe Storage & Valet Service
Garde Robe® pioneered the luxury wardrobe management and Cyber Closet®
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.
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.
“Outsourcing is also an option. Garde Robe is a garment storage service used by several New York-based labels, including Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera (as an official partner of the CFDA, it offers discounted rates for members). “Some designers have a couple of dozen pieces and others have 30,000 pieces,” says Doug Greenberg, Garde Robe’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We pioneered the ‘Cyber Closet’ in 2001, which is like an e-commerce site where everything is organised by colour, pattern, embellishment, designers. You can create a cart and we deliver to the studio or shoot location in stain-free ‘red carpet-ready’ conditions”.
Everybody thinks they are a fashion stylist these days, but many stylists and personal shoppers lack the relevant experience and knowledge required to guide savvy fashion devotees and couture collectors. If you are a stylist working with clients that fit the Garde Robe profile – impeccable couture wardrobe, multiple homes, inadequate closet space – Garde Robe may be the perfect resource if your client wants:
:: A digital lookbook with professional photography so you can style them remotely
:: Assistance with off-season wardrobe storage and seasonal maintenance
:: To preserve their infrequently worn couture, vintage and evening wear
:: To access their wardrobe from various locations or residences
:: Wardrobe planning for trips, events or vacations
:: To free up much-needed closet space for new purchases
:: An inventory of their wardrobe for styling, organization or insurance purpose
Many Garde Robe members work with talented fashion stylists, image consultants and/or personal shoppers and, over the years, we have had an opportunity to work with and get to know the very best in the field. Garde Robe works in conjunction with fashion stylists who utilize the Cyber Closet application and facilitate our services on behalf of clients. Here are a few of our favorites (in no particular order):
Fashion Stylists and Personal Shoppers
Kimberly Garrett Rosen
Jose Ramon Reyes
Rebecca Klein & Martina Gordon
Lisa Von Weise
Tarra Kalian & Jennifer Gonzalez
Some stylists have become boldface names in their own right. These stylists appear on TV and are known for dressing entertainers for the red carpet, but they can certainly help dress you for a gala or special event as well. We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Elizabeth Saltzman, Tara Swennen, Micaela Erlanger, Jill Lincoln & Jordan Johnson, and Erin Walsh. All of them are represented by The Wall Group.
“Fielding questions at his showroom from Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Wu reflected on his trial by fire business beginnings; having food poisoning around Kate Moss; his biggest accomplishments to date, and his thoughts on runway as a tool for political activism, all with an open and humble sense of self-assurance.
Guests of the intimate conversation comprised mainly FIT Couture Council members, in addition to clients of Garde Robe, a luxury museum-quality garment storage and management service that helped put the event together. Jason Wu archives all of his past collections with Garde Robe, and the storage company also sponsors FIT; the event was the first collaboration between all three.” Read the full story here.