WEATHERING THE STORM: AIG is targeting couture’s big spenders with help from Garde Robe, a museum-quality garment storage service for high-end clients. Garde Robe’s Doug Greenberg conceived of the need for a niche insurance policy after sitting next to a client at a party whose Long Island home — and couture collection — was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. Afterward, the client discovered that her homeowners insurance didn’t cover her bespoke wardrobe — a common assumption. Greenberg approached several underwriters with his idea and found a match through AIG Private Client Group. Newly launched and modeled after similar polices for art collectors, AIG is currently the only insurance carrier to offer protection for valuable textiles damaged by flood, mold, moths and errant dry-cleaning. While Greenberg has been educating his clients about the need to insure their collections, he noted that the service has yet to pick up steam. Here are a few couture fans who might be interested.

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