05.18.2015 / It’s Press day!

Check out our feature in Time Out New York online HERE!

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“It totally peeves us when we show up to a friend’s birthday party sporting the same damn Zara dress as every other
chick. Once we stumbled into Babel Fair (260 Elizabeth St between E Houston and Prince Sts; 646-360-3685, babelfair.com), we found the answer to our problem: Owner Erica Kiang sources appropriately priced, one-of-a-kind threads ($50-$400) from around the globe. On a recent trip, we lusted after a plaid shift dress from Denmark ($149), a colorful pair of structural strappy heels from Taiwan ($269), and an embroidered tunic from Mexico ($149)–perfect for throwing over bathing suits when frying our bods in Central Park.”

Every time we step into this minimalist, white-walled shop, we find something new to lust after. Erica Kiang opened the globally minded boutique in November 2009, and specializes in clothing, accessories and tchotchkes sourced from more than two dozen countries: jumbo weekender bags from Ghana, floral frocks from Australia, wacky watches from Japan and so forth. The prices might trip up budget shoppers ($259 art-deco heels or a $119 motorcycle coat from Japan, for example), but you’re unlikely to find this stuff anywhere else in the city.

Time Out NY Article

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