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

THE GARDE ROBE PROCESS

Garde Robe is a bespoke service,
customized to suit your specific needs.

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.


Thanks to our friends from CBS News for recommending our Luggage Free and Valet service for travelers. “Garde Robe offers luggage packing and shipping worldwide — plus storage, closet organization and other garment services.” Read the story here.

 

Just like a bottle of wine should be stored in certain light and temperature conditions (or it will turn to vinegar over time), textiles also need to be kept in climate-controlled environments. Insects, dust, and moisture can spell trouble for fabrics and cause permanent damage to your wardrobe. Here are a few reasons why you should consider wardrobe storage with Garde Robe:

1) You have an impeccable wardrobe collection of one-of-a-kind and/or delicate garments such as evening wear, vintage and couture pieces that are worn only on special occasions or being “saved” for family members to wear in the future

Couture wardrobes have significant worth and increase in value if properly preserved, but many collectors unknowingly put these assets in peril and end up with irreparable fabric damage caused by insects, the sun and/or climate in their home or storage unit. Savvy collectors entrust their most precious, delicate and sentimental garments to Garde Robe.

2)   You are a business traveler, globetrotter, pied-à-terre owner or own multiple homes

Storing your travel wardrobe, toiletries, personal items and even sports equipment will avoid the hassles of packing, unpacking wrinkled clothing, lugging heavy suitcases, waiting in overcrowded baggage claim and Customs lines. While others deal with their luggage, your wardrobe is being hand delivered to your hotel room or residence in ready-to-wear condition. Upon request, Garde Robe will professionally pack and ship your belongings to any location worldwide so they arrive at your destination before you do.

3)   You are a condo owner with an extensive wardrobe and limited closet space

Garde Robe’s seasonal wardrobe service allows members to transition their closet from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer and vice-versa. 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.

4)   You have a large closet but not the ideal conditions to store garments

Your wardrobe’s worst enemies are changes in temperature, sunlight, moisture and material-damaging insects such as clothes moths. You should never store your wardrobe in basements, attics or closets where the temperature and humidity levels are inconsistent, closed closets in your second or infrequently visited home, closets that have an outside wall (these closets tend to have higher relative humidity) or near a window with sunlight. Garde Robe is the premier museum-quality wardrobe storage and preservation service since 2001. Garde Robe’s temperature-controlled, air-purified storage lofts provide ideal storage conditions for long-term textile preservation and feature material-damaging insect prevention (no clothes moths).

5)   You want to organize and manage your clothing, footwear and accessory collections

Garde Robe pioneered the concept of a Cyber Closet so members could easily view items in Garde Robe’s care and arrange delivery of items as needed. Here are a few ways Garde Robe members utilize their Cyber Closet:
– To view the contents of their home closets or second home closets
– To show their stylist or personal shopper the clothes they have in their closet
– Display inventory and item values for insurance purposes
– An organizational tool for your housekeeper/butler
– Create outfits in seconds using the Virtual Stylist

Photo credit: The Wall Street Journal 

More and more we see the resurgence of vintage clothing pieces making statements in our everyday dressing. Charity/donation & vintage stores are popping up in every neighborhood and designers are inspired by the past. But what exactly does vintage mean? Taken from Wikipedia – “Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 20 years before the present day is considered vintage.” However, these days, we use the term loosely.
So why do we love vintage clothing?
  1. Charity shops are especially appealing to the younger generation of shoppers, with vintage clothing being in high demand. You look at vintage piece, and wonder where it’s from, who wore it, and where it was worn. Each piece has a story.
  2. Another reason why vintage apparel has become so popular is because consumers buying vintage believe that mainstream fashion is less unique and high street fashion is too generic. Buying & wearing vintage is a statement piece.
  3. There will always be people who like individual and interesting pieces such as ‘one offs’ and ‘investment buys’, consumers are discovering that vintage is not only adaptable to current trends but are often timeless classics that can become a wardrobe stable and thus able to pass down through generations.

 

A few things to keep in mind when handling vintage clothing:
- Cleaning
  • Vintage pieces for collection and not to be worn are best stored flat to remove the strain from hanging.
  • Many vintage pieces may need replacement of deteriorated closures such as zippers and snaps.
  • Watch for rubberized padding such as shoulder pads. These have often deteriorated and need replacement.
  • Many old stains on vintage items can not be removed due to oxidation or caramelization that has occurred over time.
  • There are sterilization and deodorization techniques to remove musty smell on fragile items that don’t involve dry cleaning. Consult an expert such as Margaret’s for options.
- Storage
  • Especially if you would like to keep these pieces for generations down the line, proper storage will come into play. Due the fragility of these fabrics, it is vital to store these garments in a place other than regular closets. Garde Robe’s temperature-controlled, air-purified storage lofts provide ideal storage conditions for long-term textile preservation and feature material-damaging insect prevention (no clothes moths).

If you are interested in viewing/purchasing vintage clothing pieces we recommend checking out our favorite vintage resale shops: Lily Et Cie in (Beverly Hills), New York Vintage (NY), charity consignment shops Memorial Sloan Kettering Boutique (NY) and The Colleagues in (LA).

 

{photo credit: The Great Gatsby Movie, 2013}