Big wardrobe, small closet? Here’s a solution: let someone else manage your Chanels, Armanis and Jimmy Choos
by Diana Cavagnaro
Published - 11/09/11 - 03:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mindy Li, wardrobe manager at Garde Robe, pulls garments for photographing and cataloguing. DIANA CAVAGNARO
Mindy Li, wardrobe manager at Garde Robe, pulls garments for photographing and cataloguing. DIANA CAVAGNARO
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Chuck Horst, president of Garde Robe. DIANA CAVAGNARO
Chuck Horst, president of Garde Robe. DIANA CAVAGNARO
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Margaret’s Cleaners, a fourth-generation business, has added a new division to its business: Garde Robe (wardrobe or closet in French).

The concept is this: imagine having endless closet space and a personal wardrobe valet. The service offers luxury storage and a 24/7 valet. Originating in New York City for residents with small closets and extensive wardrobes, the phenomenon has expanded to Tokyo, Las Vegas, Orange County and, now, San Diego. Customers who have embraced the new innovative concept are clients with small closet spaces, travelers, multiple homeowners and fashion designers, like supermodel Iman, Ivanka Trump and Oscar de la Renta CEO Alex Bolen.

The process begins with professional photographs and cataloguing of each item onto a website. Type, color, size, fabric and season divide the categories. Similar to a digital look-book, there is 24/7 access to the cyber closet. Customers can click on the cyber closet to create outfits using Garde Robe’s Virtual Stylist tool — the perfect service for fashionistas and socialites with extensive seasonal wardrobes.

Margaret's Cleaners also offers another convenient service: a luggage and valet service with delivery to your hotel or residence prior to arrival. All of your clothing is stored in rooms with top-of-the line climate control, air purification and security (with, of course, that invaluable cataloguing for insurance purposes).

For more information about how to live like the upper crust with first-class clothing storage, call Chuck Horst at (858) 429-7210.
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