“The innovative wardrobe management service Vault Couture brings a whole new meaning to the term “shop your own closet”. The promise of an edited wardrobe with room for “growth” and all of my beloved oldies but goodies neatly stored away and catalogued with the precision of a Net-A-Porter stoppable page? Let’s be honest – they had me at hello.”
Caroline Issa Talks VAULT Couture!
At this point in the season, when the sales are happening and I’m tempted to grab a bargain, I’m reminded that my wardrobe is brimming to capacity with gems I tend to forget about. Apparently we wear 20 per cent of our wardrobe 80 per cent of the time, and judging by my own recycling of favourite outfits, I can believe the statistic.
Enter VAULT COUTURE a wardrobe management company set up in 2012 to manage how we store, archive and care for our investment pieces. Its services target not only jet-setting collectors but also city professionals living in invariably small spaces – those who want their precious pieces stored in the best condition yet easily accessible, just in case they have a sudden desire to wear that vintage Tom Ford for YSL dress whose feathers take up far too much room in their closet.
It’s a winning proposition. The basic joining package comprises a hanging rail for 50 garments and an accessory bin for eight items, all photographed, catalogued and bar coded for inventory and identity purposes, then uploaded to the Virtual Vault digital platform for 24/7 access. The pieces are individually stored in breathable garment bags and boxes in a climate-controlled lock-out facility somewhere in central London and can be delivered for use within 24 hours.
Depending on the package you sign up for, services can include hiring a stylist to help create outfits from the items hanging in your own wardrobe, determining what to keep, what to “vault”, and what to get rid of. For those with multiple homes and therefore several wardrobes, the Travel Bag service allows clients to travel without luggage (and therefore free from the burden of packing), simply calling for specific items as and when they require them. First world problems, to be sure, but a simple solution now exists for the issue of forgetting about what you actually have.
As Vault Couture’s clientele has expanded – initially it was invitation-only; now it’s available to all – so have the services on offer, each one focused on making your wardrobe work harder. The Wish List option allows you to snap and upload a picture of someone wearing something you love, whereupon the Vault team will help to recreate the look either by finding the elements from within your existing wardrobe, or having someone purchase something similar for you.
The promise of an edited wardrobe with room for “growth” and all of my beloved oldies but goodies neatly stored away and catalogued with the precision of a NET-A-PORTER shoppable page? Let’s be honest – they had me at hello.
So What is Vault Couture?
Imagine your own virtual wardrobe, digitally accessible 24/7. Clean, organized, perfect. Your favorite looks, travel bags, and wish lists, all in one place, ready to be seamlessly delivered to you anywhere in the world with a butler-style service. Whether you’re a jet-set business traveller looking to take the hassle out of packing for trips or a collector of haut couture looking to keep your collection in pristine condition, Vault Couture offers a tailored solution to your wardrobe needs. Vault Couture has discreetly been serving as a storage solution for space-starved and time-pressed international jet setters since 2012. Vault takes the concept of a walk-in wardrobe to a whole new digital level, with endless closet space, luggage-free travel, your garments edited and styled to make you look your best wherever and whenever. Each of your precious pieces is professionally photographed, catalogued, and securely stored in a climate controlled, museum-quality environment, always just a mouse click away.
At their headquarters nestled within Central London, a team of men and women in white lab coats have exclusive access to what may be the world’s premiere walk-in closet. Vault Couture will professionally photograph each piece in your collection, recording every seam and stitch, creating a virtual wardrobe for you to access. Your garments are then stored in a climate-controlled, air-purified facility in Central London. Expert tailors and seamstresses are on hand for any and all repairs and alterations your clothes may require. Should you wish, one of our expert stylists will be on hand to give you a fresh perspective on your wardrobe. Vault Couture will facilitate efficient delivery of your pieces wherever and whenever you need them.
How does it work?
Our digital specialists at Vault Couture have developed a number of packages to take your wardrobe virtual and accessible to you worldwide at the click of a button. New clients sign up to a membership determined by the number of pieces they wish to store. Client benefits range according to package from free alterations and deliveries to attentional exclusive perks.
I want my wardrobe to go digital.
At Vault Couture we will professionally photograph each piece from all angles recording every stitch. We will create your VIRTUAL WARDROBE with our state of the art software, providing you with seamless access from any location globally. The days of throwing things on a bed to see if they match are over. Review and arrange outfits with ease, selecting what to wear, store, have delivered, or sell. Use WISH LIST to upload images of that look you’ve admired, and then use your VIRTUAL VAULT to recreate that look yourself.
I want my wardrobe to go digital and be stored.
Extend the size of your personal wardrobe with secure out-of-home storage. Safely archive and store seasonal collections and expand your working wardrobe, while maintaining easy access to your garments. All items are bar-coded to be easily identified, carefully hung in a breathable garment bag and stored in a climate-controlled air-purified facility located in Central London. Our highly specialised tailors and seamstresses will restore and repair items that need extra care.
I want worldwide access and + deliveries + collections at the click of my mouse.
Always discreet and professional, Vault Couture will facilitate efficient delivery of items whenever you need them. Same day collection and delivery means that the item you request now will be with you in a moment’s notice. Travel can become light and stress-free. Plan holidays and trips ahead with TRAVEL BAG function, and when you are ready to go, just press send. Removing responsibility of packing, Vault Couture will free up your precious time making each journey effortless.