The Peninsula Beverly Hills has launched a collaboration with global luxury fashion sourcer, Gab Waller on an exclusively curated edit of luxury accessories, in partnership with FASHIONPHILE. The curation includes rare finds, vintage pieces and newly released sold-out items from brands such as Chanel, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Dior, Valentino and more. As these accessories are limited, only one unit of each item is available and the offerings will change as Gab maintains the ten piece curation. Additionally, as a part of the The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ concierge service, guests have exclusive access to Gab Waller directly to source personally requested items which can be delivered prior to arrival or throughout their stay at the luxury hotel.
Waller’s become known for being able to source rare and hard-to-find pieces for celebrities, fashion lovers and the ultra-rich.” I founded my company 5 years ago from Australia, with the original concept to source pieces internationally for the Australian market, knowing that the APAC region tends to receive items late and often in much smaller assortments than other regions. Through an entirely word of mouth business model, word spread, and within a period of six months I was sourcing for clients all over the globe. With the concept of fashion sourcing being nonexistent at the time of my launch, my growth has demonstrated why I truly believe this will be the future of luxury shopping. No one has the time to scour the internet looking for that one particular item, all they need to do is ‘Just Ask Gab’,” she explained.
The most notable item Waller is known for sourcing is the famous Céline coat for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, back in 2019. “Locating this coat, and for Rosie to post about it, changed the entire direction of my career (and life!). Most recently, it would be the Céline dress from the Fall 2017 runway collection that was sourced for Sofia Richie Grainge. I’m witnessing and experiencing the same level of overnight business growth now from Sofia’s post, the same way I did when Rosie posted a few years back,” Waller explained.
Guests at The Peninsula Beverly Hills expect the best of the best explained Rebecca Goldberg, Hotel Manager for The Peninsula Beverly Hills. By partnering with Waller, the hotel is giving them access to the most incredible, and hard to find, brands and accessories from around the world that they can only get through The Peninsula Beverly Hills. “Hotel guests have access to a special QR code that directs them right to Gab’s curation of items for The Peninsula Beverly Hills, and they can purchase directly. They are also given a VIP email to email Gab directly for any special requests, allowing them to receive purchases upon arrival at our hotel. Our capsule collection is also sold through FASHIONPHILE on their website,” explained Goldberg.
Waller’s favorite piece from the edit is the iconic sand bag from the Chanel Spring Summer 2019 collection. “This collection is very special to me, as it is the year my business experienced exponential growth, and my sourcing services were put on the map globally. I vividly remember being in the Chanel boutique in Paris, staring at this sand bag, knowing it was THE ONE to jump on now. It was a sold out item then, and continues to be in demand now.” The edit consists of ten hard-to-find pieces all hand selected by Waller that are available to hotel guests and the public alike to shop exclusively on Fashionphile’s website from May 12th – July 31st.
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