Babel Fair

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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.

Venue name: Babel Fair
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Address: 260 Elizabeth St
New York

Cross street: between E Houston and Prince Sts
Opening hours: Thu-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun-Wed 11am-7pm
Transport: Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave
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