Age of the trophy closets

The latest trend for men and women alike, it seems, is not just owning the latest in style and fashion but also having an equally chic and luxurious space to store them in. Thus rises the trend of $100,000 closets, as an increasing number of people are looking at having specially designed walk-in, high-end closets that resemble plush designer boutiques. These are replete with the likes of clothing and handbags in glass display cases like sculptures, custom-designed couches, expensive crystal bars, sound systems, flat-screen TVs, and everything else your imagination can conjure. Cases in point are the 400-square-foot, $100,000 closet created for Beverly Hills resident Rochelle Maize, a $2.5 million three-story closet with an escalator for the wife of a wealthy industrialist in Mississippi, and those for a host of celebrities.

L.A. Closet Design, California Closets, and New York-based Clos-ette are some of the leaders in this market and specialize in designing closets that are rooms in their own right and often the center of attraction in the home. With material possessions on the rise, the day is not far when fashionistas will purchase dedicated apartments to house their wardrobe!


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