A CLIMATE-CONTROLLED, high-security wardrobe that can be accessed at the click of a button sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie.
But Brisbane’s fashion elite now have access to a world-first couture wardrobe storage system and “cyber closet”, Garde Robe, that keeps moths and dust out of some of the most exclusive collections in the world.
Clients, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ivanka Trump and Collette Dinnigan, pay to have their wardrobes sorted and then have chosen pieces photographed, catalogued and kept in museum-quality storage under state-of-the-art security.
Items can be searched for and selected via an app on a phone or tablet, then delivered on the same day in Australia or couriered overseas, with prices starting at $400 a month.
Epic Pharmacy co-founder Cathie Reid, from Indooroopilly, is the first local client to use the service. She has more than 80 of her favourite designer pieces in the facility under tight security and in perfect storage conditions – 21C and 50 per cent relative humidity.
“I’ve got some absolutely beautiful Paul Hunt evening gowns … and it’s lovely knowing they’re going to be preserved and stay in great condition for my daughter, Sascha, to be able to wear one day.”