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Couture and costume storage facility Garde Robe has expanded to Los Angeles, offering fashion collectors a temperature-controlled facility, and same-day access to wardrobe pieces.
Founded in New York in 2001, Garde Robe had been servicing West Coast customers from a San Diego location, but relocated to Los Angeles to be able to offer more immediate delivery to clients. “Garde Robe pioneered the Cyber Closet valet concept in New York City because most fashionable New Yorkers struggle with closet space,” said Doug Greenberg, vice president of Garde Robe, which preserves textiles for collectors of historical garments, including the foremost Princess Diana clothing collector, he said, as well as a leading Alexander McQueen collector.
“In Southern California, our members’ primary need is having a personal wardrobe archivist that is knowledgeable about garment care and textile preservation managing their off-site closet filled with high-value, infrequently worn evening wear, costumes and vintage/couture collections,” he said. “Moth infestations are very common in this region. Smoke from wildfires and the air’s salinity near the ocean can damage delicate textiles permanently.”
Garde Robe’s services include in-home wardrobe consultation and collection, cataloging and personal photography. Members receive condition reports and recommendations for garment care, which can be arranged through vetted providers,
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CYBER CLOSET HEADS DOWN UNDER: Garde Robe, the luxury clothing storage and valet service with locations in New York, California and Nevada, is expanding its international reach to Australia with new locations in Melbourne and Sydney through a partnership with IAS Fine Art Logistics.
For the uninitiated, Garde Robe specializes in the preservation and storage of textiles and offers a “Cyber Closet” delivery service for its clientele — which includes designers, who use it to protect and manage their archival collections, as well as celebrities, couture collectors and socialites — for $ 350 per month. “When we first started, people thought this service was just for New Yorkers [who] don’t have enough closet space,” said vice president and co-owner Doug Greenberg. “But most of our clients have multiple residences anyway. It’s more about the [monetary] value of the clothes that they own and also the sentimental value. Some clients have so much clothing that they need someone to help them manage it, just like you would if you were a collector of art.”
The decision to expand to Australia — home to a burgeoning fashion industry — came about rather practically; Greenberg said the combination of apartment and coastal living there creates a