Savvy fashion companies find ways to trim expenses without sacrificing quality and ingenuity.  However, in some cases proper preservation of past years’ collections and archives gets squeezed out in an effort to appease the bean counters.  Don’t let it happen to your precious collections!  In case you need reminding, your archives are sacred, one-of-a-kind, invaluable, … Continued


Thanks to our friends from the Los Angeles Times for the amazing story on Garde Robe West. “Trying to stay well-dressed is hard work, especially when you open your closet door and out tumbles an avalanche of wire hangers, stilettos and a precariously placed box that clocks you in the head. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to … Continued


Some trends may seem ephemeral but many will often re-emerge, years later, as if copied from the past or as a modern interpretation. Historically, innovative fads have been recycled and ever more speedily as our 21st century fashion system continues to exponentially increase its pace. From the revival of Greco-Roman draping with the Empire dresses … Continued


Our thanks to Hannah Tattersall from the Financial Review for the great story on Garde Robe Australia. “IAS Fine Art Logistics has been handling, transporting and storing valuable works of art in Australia for almost 30 years. Used by museums and institutions in the first instance, in recent years a noticeable change has been the … Continued


Overflowing closets are a common problem for the fashion set with so many seasons of shopping, space-consuming winter wear, an explosion of accessories… the picture is very clear. This was a problem that had to be solved by stale air storage places, expanding closets or even keeping half of the wardrobe at the summer home until Garde … Continued


We had a great time browsing the various vendors at the Manhattan Vintage clothing show last Friday. This called to mind for us the trickier task of caring for older garments. For those who love incorporating vintage pieces in to your wardrobes: * use padded hangers if hanging your pieces to store them * some … Continued


So, you had the wedding of your dreams. Now, how do you go about protecting your precious wedding gown and keeping it in pristine condition? These “best practices” are for long-term storage (decades), and that the dress will remain in ideal condition should its owner wish it to be worn by another family member and/or passed down to future … Continued