Merchandise at the Fivestory sample sale was marked down to either 60% off or 80% off. The majority of the inventory sided with the latter of the two discounts but we'll start the tour of the sale in the 60% off section which was set up in the front of the venue. Items in this area consisted of merchandise that just arrived directly from Fivestory's UES store. Designer RTW, shoes, handbags, children's wear, and jewelry from recent S/S '15 collections were on offer. While browsing the seven racks of apparel, I came across a sleeveless floral print dress from Giambattista Valli priced $1,270 (15th photo below), a black and white raffia fringed pencil skirt from Balmain priced $1,018 (16th photo below), a button-front gingham skirt from Carven priced $188 (19th photo below), an open neck polka dot dress from Thakoon priced $580 (18th photo below), a strapless pink & yellow alphabet jacquard dress from Mary Katrantzou priced $990 (20th photo below), and a criss-cross accordion top from Alexander Wang priced $642 (22nd photo below).
Shoes that were marked 60% off were highly desirable but, unfortunately, they came with hefty price tags. Suede lace-up gladiator sandals from Chloé were $398 (2nd photo below), PVC pointed toe flats from Gianvito Rossi were $264, and Varina flats in lace or denim from Ferragamo were $220 (4th photo below).
The bag section was pretty disappointing in terms of selection and pricing. A Rochas two-tone leather tote was $488 (9th photo below), a Narciso Rodriguez Tejus tote in tan was $1,038 (10th photo below), Hunting Season python clutches were $358, and Olympia Le Tan book clutches were $600 & $720 (11th photo below).
The 80% off merchandise consisted of older seasons' designer goods and can be found in the back of the sale space. This section consisted of womenswear, shoes, children, and men's offerings. In women's apparel, there were ten racks in total. I found a metallic beige skirt from Peter Pilotto priced $312 (23rd photo below), a black & white pleated dress from Thakoon priced $474, a sleeveless navy dress from Roland Mouret priced $105, a white buttonless jacket from Giambattista Valli priced $880 (24th photo below), rose print slim trousers from Mother of Pearl priced $158 (25th photo below), and a bright red belted pants from Preen priced $247 (27th photo below).
Eighty percent off shoes were placed all the way in the back with brand names like Nina Ricci, Sergio Rossi, Alexander Wang, Giambattista Valli, Jason Wu, Chloé, Carven, Gianvito Rossi, and Aquazzura up for grabs. A pair of burgundy PVC pumps from Gianvito Rossi were $145, tortoise sandals from Sergio Rossi were $191, black bow sandals from Nina Ricci were $179, Electric pumps from Aquazzura were $159, and ankle wrap sandals from Alexander Wang were $110.
The men's merchandise consisted of four racks of clothes and two large tables of shoes and accessories. The accessories were made up of ties, wallets, and phone cases. In addition, there was a single black leather briefcase and several camo-print pouches from Valentino discounted 80% off.