All one needs to do is set foot into Lily et Cie or New York Vintage and immediately it is apparent this is no “consignment shop.” There is no shortage of vintage resale stores these days, but these two boutiques set the standard. Shannon Hoey of NY Vintage and Rita Watnick of Lily et Cie are the very best … Continued


Many Garde Robe members have expressed displeasure with their dry cleaner. Not all cleaners have the experience, knowledge and expertise to be handling couture wardrobes. The very best cleaners have resources that allow them to implement cleaning equipment and solvents that your average dry cleaner simply cannot afford. Many couture pieces should never be cleaned … Continued


Garde Robe pioneered the concept of Cyber Closet, a dynamic tool for organizing and managing one’s clothing, footwear and accessory collections. Our members can easily view items in Garde Robe’s care and arrange delivery of items as needed. However, the Cyber Closet also displays garments and accessories that are not kept in Garde Robe’s care. During the inventory process, … Continued


“When Collette Dinnigan was looking for a museum-quality location to store and preserve her priceless fashion archive, the designer turned to Garde Robe in Melbourne, the Australian arm of New York’s wardrobe storage facility for the rich, famous and style obsessed (fashion house Oscar de la Renta, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ivanka Trump are all clients). … Continued


We are delighted to announce our partnership with Clos-ette! Melanie Charlton and her team have designed many fabulous and functional closets for Garde Robe members over the years. Impeccable wardrobes deserve an opulent and well-organized dressing room and closet! Take advantage of 20% off on design services with Clos-ette by filling out a client request on their website and mentioning the Garde … Continued


Couture is a world of glamour, history, and tradition. For more than a century, since its origins in Paris by english ‘couturier’ Charles Frederick Worth, couture has managed to remain the most luxurious way of fashion making. Here, 10 books that every haute couture lover should add to their reading list (in no particular order). 1) Grace: A … Continued


“Clothing storage is never to be taken lightly, especially if it’s the finest in couture, a theatrical costume, or an item of sentimental value. Such special attire warrants equally special care, as the elite 300 people who have signed up as members of Garde Robe since 2001 can attest.” We are honored to be featured … Continued


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 … Continued