By Francine Szerer
The Fivestory store is a curated luxury shopping experience. Conceived by native New Yorker Claire Distenfeld, the idea began through Claire’s love for travel and passion for acquiring unique things at a young age. As she grew older, her memories became flooded with museums, shops, gardens, special streets and so much more. With amazing style and incredible experiences, Claire’s style developed into a concoction of everything from classic to avant-garde and all in-between.
Through their shared vision, Claire and her father, Fred, decided to take their passion and contribute to the world. Together, they created a store like no other. This father daughter duo was able to come up with a shopping adventure like no other and a store that combined their loves and interests like nothing else. Featuring the finest items from around the world, Claire and Fred decided to name this establishment Fivestory to represent not only the townhouse that holds the store, but also the diverse stories behind each product displayed within.
Now, you can understand my excitement to visit this exquisite sample sale. And on top of that, 260 Sample Sale is the host which is always great news. There’s nothing I love more than a well organized and very well stocked sample sale. (NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OFF SITE SAMPLE SALE)
Racks and racks of luxury, high end clothing adorned the floor. Most retailing between $1,000- $3,000 and each tag decorated with a blue or red sticker that reflected discounts from 75% to 90% off!! This sale features an abundance of party dresses, designer jeans, blouses and a many more show stopping pieces. I had a great time browsing the clothing, but I had to be honest with myself— I was really there for the shoes!!
The selection of heels and platforms from many different brands including Pierre Hardy and Aperlai was certainly impressive! I must have tried on close to every pair. Shoe retail prices start at $800, sample sale price 75% – 85% off!
When: August 8th 2017 to August 13th 2017
Where: 260 Sample Sale, 150 Greene Street, NY, NY