© 2019 Photos by Diane Sage - www.sagephoto.com

HELEN SAGE | OWNER

Along side her Daughter, Diane

Helen Sage, Owner/Interior Designer

worked for the C.A. Hoitt Furniture Co . for over 40 years.  

After over a 100 years in business, the company 

closed it's doors for good in 2013.  

Helen, a Manchester, NH native had always dreamt of opening a Home furnishings & gift shop and started considering

the possibility.  Her love for decorating & styling

homes is in her blood.

 

In June, 2015, a rare opportunity opened up in The Langer Place Mill Complex...an old converted mill building, in the

Historic District of Downtown Manchester and the dream space was now available.

 Helen grew up knowing and loving the beauty, character and nooks & crannies of these old buildings and she knew it would make the perfect backdrop for her shop.

The space was light and airy, Loft style design with it's expansive 15 ft ceilings, gorgeous original hardwood floors and floor to ceiling windows flooding the space with natural light all day long.

Her daughter Diane, a Professional Photographer,

had a studio in the same building for over 18 years.

One day they decided to merge their creative talents and energy into a cozy place that you could come to for inspiration, ideas and design elements that could be created in your own space.  The lofty, open air shop was stylish with unique furniture, accessories, and lighting, along with a curated style gift shop with unusual and specials gift items.

The name comes from the space being an open Loft style space, located at 55 So. Commercial Street!

In 2018, after the building was sold and all tenants needed to vacate the building, Loft Fifty 5 set up a pop up shop at

25 South River Road, Bedford, NH

which is where they are currently.