Claire Distenfeld, the owner of the multi-brand boutique Fivestory, is one of those rare retailers who specializes in satisfying shoppers who love ‘fa-shun’. We always look forward to her bi-annual off-site sample sales because it’s a great opportunity to buy something haute and unique at a serious discount.
This season’s sale started yesterday and we couldn’t wait to see what treasures we could discover. Clothing discounts range up to 80% off, shoes are 75% off and jewelry is discounted 60%. Clearly, the discounts are wonderful but the selection is horribly depleted. Most of the inventory consists of pants and skirts. There are some basic sweaters and a handful of gowns. The best shoe styles are limited to one size.