Protecting Your Investment With Couture Wardrobe Storage

Are your financial investments secured? I would imagine that they are in the same way that you insure your auto, home and other valuables. Fashionable individuals who make significant investments in designer clothing, shoes and accessories often may not adequately protect them thus leaving thousands of wardrobe dollars unsecured and ‘at risk’. If you have made a considerable investment in couture, then the wardrobe that you’ve built may be one of the most valuable, unsecured collections you own so why not consider a couture storage company such as Garde Robe.

What Is Couture Wardrobe Storage?

Couture storage services keep your high fashion clothing and accessories stored and secured. Services use museum quality archival materials. The idea is simple: storing your high end items keeps them safe, well maintained and readily accessible no matter where you are in the world. Experts who are familiar with proper care of your designer items will take charge of wrapping, storing, and securing your possessions.

Couture storage services keep your high fashion clothing and accessories stored and secured. Services use museum quality archival materials.

The idea is simple: storing your high end items keeps them safe and also allows you to have them out of your home. Chances are you are not wearing these items. You have access when you wish to wear items. Experts who understand exactly how to wrap, store, and secure your items for later use are in charge.

Why Use Wardrobe Storage?

Wardrobe Storage

High fashion warehousing offers several benefits:
Insurance. The inventory provided allows you to track and insure every item. In the event of theft or loss it is easy to provide the necessary documentation.

Keep a seasonal closet. Open up your space to only keep what is seasonal in your dressing room. Humidity and excessive heat will not interfere with the quality. Couture storage services are climate and humidity controlled.
Be ready to travel. Alert your storage valet of your travel plans and have items awaiting you when you arrive. For many of our well traveled clients, this has proven to be an invaluable benefit provided by Garde Robe.

Your Closet: Revitalized

Couture storage does more than just keep your couture safe, though. It is the perfect way to increase space for your wardrobe. At In Order To Succeed we know the importance of having a space that meets your needs. That said, our clients who live in apartments in New York and other cities understand that space comes at a premium and is often limited. Taking stock of your space and items and placing rarely worn couture pieces in a safe but accessible location opens up your closets and drawers allowing for less crowded storage for your clothing, shoes and accessories.

For clients wishing to reclaim additional closet within their homes we often recommend implementing the KonMari Method as a way to pare down  possessions. Keeping just what you truly need and love and then arranging items in an uncluttered manner.  This gives  clothes, shoes and accessories room to breathe while promoting an efficient process for finding and putting things away after laundering. In fact, the Konmari Method, professional organizing help from In Order To Succeed and selective off-site storage will be a powerful solution for simplifying the challenges of wardrobe management.

Increase Your Space for What you Need Most Often

Once you have removed the gowns, seldom worn specialty pieces and seasonal clothing from your dressing room you will find you have a significantly less crowded dressing room. It’s not a question of getting rid of these special pieces, just of putting them in a safe and accessible location that properly protects your investment.

A Collector’s Assistant

Working with professionals to gain couture storage means never having to worry about space. Storage is available and scalable.

Enjoy Easier Organization

When your at home wardrobe is well and beautifully organized it makes it a pleasure to switch over your seasonal wardrobes. Those of us who live in colder climates own bulkier layers, like woolen jackets and knitted cardigans which need not occupy prime real estate in our dressing rooms during the hot summer months. With proper planning these seasonal change overs need not be a daunting task.

Improve the Organization of your Clothes and Closet

Get on the right path by working with a professional organizer to move your couture items into storage and  establish order in your in home clothing, shoes and accessories. Our organizational pros will inspire you to edit your wardrobe regularly to remain at the height of fashion.

The Ripple Effect

Organizing your couture and daily wear will have an impact on the rest of your space. You’ll find new room, reduce clutter and spark joy, and apply the same techniques to other rooms in your home.

Garde Robe: The World’s Premiere Wardrobe Storage and Management Service

Garde Robe is the world’s first couture wardrobe storage and management service. It is a convenient solution for many of our space constrained NYC clients. Garde Robe’s raison d’être is simple: Provide garment storage for members’ precious haute couture, footwear, furs and accessories collections. Offer on-demand accessibility whenever, wherever.

“There is no shortage of high-end storage companies for one’s art, wine or jewelry collections,” says Adam Gilvar, president of Garde Robe. “However, Garde Robe remains the world’s first and only company dedicated exclusively to protecting and organizing one’s clothing, evening wear, footwear and accessories collections.  And truth be told, Garde Robe is much more than simply a storage facility.  Essentially, a Garde Robe membership is akin to employing a tech-savvy valet or archivist to care for your wardrobe,” Gilvar adds.

The Process

  • First, there is complimentary in-home wardrobe consultation.
  • Second, Garde Robe conducts detailed garment inspection, cataloging and professional photography. Members receive a condition report and garment care service recommendations. Upon request, Garde Robe schedules expert garment care services with vetted providers.
  • Next, Garde Robe prepares each item for long-term storage using archival-grade materials.
  • Fourth, archived items stored at the Garde Robe lofts. The lofts feature optimal climate conditions for textiles.
  • In addition, members use Cyber closet. View, search, create outfits and select items for ready-to-wear delivery.

Cyber Closet

Services

Archival Quality Couture Preservation: long-term storage of costumes, haute couture, vintage textiles

Seasonal Wardrobe Storage: off-season pieces kept in Garde Robe’s care, swapped seasonally or as needed

Travel Wardrobe Storage & Delivery: ideal for frequent travelers, multiple homeowners, pied-à-terre owners

Fashion Designer Archiving: collection management/preservation for design houses and institutions

Wardrobe Inventory & Photography: Cyber Closet lookbooks for insurance, styling, organization

The Garde Robe Experience

Cyber Closet makes it easy to track your wardrobe, in house and in couture storage.

The word Garde Robe refers to a collection of clothes. It roughly translates to “protect clothing.” The temperature-controlled, air-purified storage lofts provide ideal storage and feature material-damaging insect prevention. Members can rest assured their precious belongings are in the hands of experts.

Closets Magazine had this to say about the bespoke service, “The Garde Robe lofts offer a fresh alternative to warehouse storage centers and a convenient option for those who may not have enough closet space.”

Garde Robe is an Associate Member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and works in conjunction with professional organizers on closet organizing projects nationwide. In Order To Succeed is also a member of NAPO.

Is It Time To Organize and Protect Your Designer Wardrobe?

In Order To Succeed provides in home dressing room and wardrobe consultations. We provide the best options to clients for staying on top of their wardrobes. Contact us today to set up an appointment to gain insight into your wardrobe storage and how to best serve your fashionable investment.