31 East 12th street, 212-473-4162; www.clos-ette.com
Clos-ette owner and former Style.com fashion editor Melanie Charlton likens her service to getting “an architect, organizer, and stylist all in one.” Charlton starts with a thorough consultation, editing your wardrobe in the process. Her architects then build custom designs in hardwood and metal that both accommodate your clothes and complement your home. The firm is used to working around slanting brownstone ceilings, exposed piping, and humidity-sensitive costume collections. Once your closet’s ready, Charlton returns to organize your wardrobe by color, season, and occasion. The cost is $250 for a consultation, plus $200 per hour and a 20 percent commission on supplies
Best Closet Organizer
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).