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The Times stopped by the almost-open Fivestory boutique last week while the finishing touches were being applied. The shop debuts on Friday, and it'll encompass two stories of a townhouse on East 69th Street. The boutique will carry Balmain, Hussein Chalayan, and Thakoon, as well as some "unusual pieces" and "stuff for the home"—which Fivestory's Claire Distenfeld curiously describes as "things that are kind of an impulse buy." [NYT]