Your collection of haute couture, designer ready to wear and collectible handbags and accessories may be of significant value and it may be wise to insure it. These high-end wardrobes can be exposed to threats commonly excluded from even the most comprehensive homeowner policies.
Invest in the right storage materials: Garment bags should be made of breathable fabrics like muslin. As for tissue paper, it should be acid-free to wrap your delicate garments.
Ventilate your closet: Dark, airy spaces work best to allow your clothes to breath. If you have a closed-off space, be sure to open the doors and turn on fans on a regular basis. Do not leave clothes in plastic dry-cleaning bags as they trap in gasses that can cause discoloration.
Know what needs to be folded: Knits, beaded items, bias-cut, and lacy pieces should be folded with acid-free tissue paper between each layer to safeguard the fibers.
Know what you have: consider cataloging and photographing your collection/closet. This can help you and the insurance company replace your wardrobe in the event of a claim. We can recommend a specialist who can assist in doing so, and provide recommendations on how to best preserve your wearable collection.