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Babel Fair's Brooklyn Shop Is Like, 'Oh, You Want Cute Dresses?'

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Not every store has to have a "thing," but on a retail-heavy stretch like Bedford Avenue, it certainly doesn't hurt. And Babel Fair's (in addition to being a go-to for international labels) is dresses—fun (but not Nasty-Gal-trendy), affordable (minus the risk of running into your Zara clone) dresses. Which doesn't mean the Nolita shop's new Williamsburg outpost is lacking in sportier goods—we spotted an embroidered floral bomber, color-blocked sweaters, and a drawstring leather mini on our latest trip. Take a look at owner Erica Kiang's latest batch of global treasures, in the gallery.

· Babel Fair [Official Site]
· Why Erica Kiang Opened Babel Fair During a Recession [Racked NY]
· All What's In Store Posts [Racked NY]