A native New Yorker with a passion for travel, Claire Distenfeld began collecting remarkable objects and experiences at a young age. As she grew, her memory became an anthology of museums, shops, landscapes, streets and more. Later working in the art world, she added to this collage, developing a singular vision comprising the classic, the avant-garde and everything in between.
When Claire – in collaboration with her father Fred – decided to share this vision with the world, she went in search of the ideal vessel, something that would embody both old-world elegance and modern innovation.
With the help of interior designer Ryan Korban, Claire and Fred transformed the space into a treasure trove of the world’s finest items and named it Fivestory. A nod to not only the building but also the distinct stories and histories behind each product placed within its walls.
Today, these stories are reflected in renowned international ready-to-wear designers, alongside cutting-edge creatives; in exclusive Fivestory collaborations, in impeccably created accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, and home décor that span the globe.
Collectively these items create a new, dynamic story: the story of Fivestory New York and its customers, who come to enrich their own tales with the boutique’s rare offerings.