Guest Post by Laura Kinsella, founder of Urban OrgaNYze It’s officially back to school season, which means fall is full steam ahead!  Whether you are coming back from your vacation home, or have enjoyed the summer in the city, it’s time to grab a pumpkin spiced latte, and read on for our 5 essential steps … Continued


As seen in WWD-July 2019 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 … Continued


Storing your wardrobe in a proper manner ensures it’s longevity. Dye transfer is a problem which often cannot be remedied and there are a few ways to avoid doing this; Avoid dye transfer by washing like colors together.  A gentle cycle (or shorter cycle) with cold/cool water will also help prevent this. Before wearing your new denim, … Continued


As seen in Hallak: The Couture Cleaner Far too many fashionable New Yorkers discover Garde Robe after storing their wardrobe improperly and finding they have damaged or ruined garments.  Don’t let it happen to your wardrobe.  There are simple inexpensive ways to ensure your off-season and infrequently worn garments don’t end up with moth or … Continued


Fashion is an art form. We all agree on that. So why isn’t your couture dress collection insured in the same way as paintings or sculptures? The answer is: Your broker isn’t aware that you have it. I’ve been a professional organizer and relocation manager in New York City for more than twenty years, and … Continued


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Textile storage and preservation expert Doug Greenberg co-owns Garde Robe, the nation’s first and only museum-quality archive management and preservation service for fashion designers. In addition to garment, footwear, fur and accessory storage and preservation services, Garde Robe, a strategic partner of the CFDA, provides professional photography and inventory of past collections, signature Cyber Closet “look book” technology ideally suited for managing design … 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


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