Do these characteristics describe you?

  • Over the age of 40
  • Busy with family, friends & community
  • Professionally and/or socially active
  • Travels for business and/or pleasure
  • Clothes are NOT your #1 priority
  • Avoids shopping as much as possible
  • Unimpressed by designer labels
  • Wants versatile & COMFORTABLE clothes
  • Prefers timeless elegance over fads
  • Considers your wardrobe an investment
  • Appreciates fine workmanship
  • Determined to age gracefully with panache

Then YOU are our ideal client!


You’ve changed… and so should your wardrobe

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Striking a balance between age-appropriate fashion trends and a manageable investment wardrobe becomes a challenge when you update and refine your personal style after age 40.

Are you starting a new career?
Do you need a stunning outfit for a special social event?
Is an upcoming job interview stressing you out?
Do you need a versatile, comfortable travel wardrobe?
Do you have a hot date but nothing to wear?
Is it simply time for some wardrobe rehab?

Now is the time to invest in yourself and change your outlook on life. Looking your best makes a powerful impression. And, when you look your best, you feel your best. But sometimes it’s hard to get there by yourself. We can help you discover the key to achieving your own unique, effortless, comfortable style. (YES, you have a style. Everyone does!) Don’t waste time reminiscing about the “glory days” of your youth. Be the woman who everyone compliments because she looks better than she ever did 20 years ago!

Here are some of the things we do:

  1. Image Consultation

    Do you cringe when you open your closet? Do you find it impossible to put together outfits that look good on you? Call us today for your one-on-one style consultation. Come to us or we’ll come to you. We’ll listen carefully, gather some information about you – what you like, what you don’t like – get to know you and discuss your goals. Then we’ll make some recommendations based on your body type, fashion preferences, budget and lifestyle. This is the first step in helping you develop your personal style.

  2. Wardrobe Therapy

    Is it hard for you to let go of clothes that looked good on you several years ago? Do you buy clothes and then leave them hanging in your closet with the tags still attached because you’re not sure if the color, style or fit is right for you? Karen Mäx can visit your home, dive into that closet and do a little rehab. This helps her evaluate what items in your wardrobe are outdated, drab or ill-fitting, and which items can be tailored to fit you properly or put together in new ways. We can help you mix-and-match the old favorites with some new, flattering and fashionable pieces. Maybe the addition of fun, trendy accessories, like scarves or chunky jewelry, will do the trick. We call this wardrobe “therapy”!

  3. Custom Fashion Design

    Do you have a favorite dress or outfit that has seen better days? A sketch or picture from a magazine that you would love to have copied? Need an outfit for a wedding, a hot date, or a gala event, or one special piece you just can’t find anywhere? Karen Mäx can design the perfect made-to-measure outfit for you that will fit your shape and personality to a tee, whether it’s dressy, casual or somewhere in between. We have many fine fabrics available, including silks, linen, wool, cotton, rayon, lace, velvet, brocade, various blends, and other specialty fabrics, and all of the design and manufacturing is done on our premises. Imagine how much fun it would be to have one-of-a-kind, unique clothing created just for you!

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  5. Personal Shopper WITH You

    Is your definition of torture wasting three hours at the mall only to find nothing you like? After learning about you and assessing your wardrobe, we’ll customize a shopping strategy. We can accompany you to your favorite stores and suggest places we like that suit your style and budget. We’ll show you what to look for that will suit your shape, personality and lifestyle, and how to find it. We can be a second set of eyes that will confirm that you’re making the right choices.

  6. Personal Shopper FOR You

    Armed with your customized shopping list, we can scour the city for items you may need to fill your wardrobe voids, purchase them, bring them back so you can try them on, and return anything you don’t think will work for you. Think about how much of your precious time this would save. We may even surprise you with fabulous pieces that you would have passed over if shopping for yourself!

  7. Travel Wardrobe Consultant

    When you consider the latest airline trend of charging extra fees for baggage, it’s critical to avoid haphazard packing. Forty Grand will help you build a modular collection of easy travel pieces, choosing clothes that will travel well, can be mixed and matched for different looks, and keep you smartly dressed on your trip, whether it’s for business, vacation, or a combination of the two.


Let the beautiful you step forward

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We want you to use and love ALL the clothes in your closet and we want them to fit you perfectly. See what some of our happy customers have to say about working with us. We can show you how to reap the maximum benefits from having a polished, pulled-together, up-to-date, and well-coordinated wardrobe that works 100% FOR you. Let Karen Mäx and Forty Grand help you build a wardrobe of clothes you absolutely love!

Contact us via email or call us anytime at (626) 969-9029. We’re ready to start today!