Saturday, October 02, 2010


Last night as we were all leaving 8214 Melrose Ave, Decadestwo employee Lizzy Epstein who writes many of the Decadestwo blogs and edits the Haute Look sales for our sister store, was spotted looking very chic in a vintage kimono with a pair of jeans and a tee-shirt. It was just the perfect way to undress after a long week. It made us think "take off your clothes and put on a kimono", but not just any kimono. We are delighted to give you a Couture kimono from the House of Babani circa the 1930s. The Babani company opened in the late 1890s and imported goods from China and Japan. By the 20th century, the Babani style was called Le Niu-Tse for it's Far East influenced Couture and by the teens the House added a fragrance called Ambre de Dehli.

This kimono is of silk crepe of a grape hue with garden themed embroidery. Wear it like Lizzy with jeans and a tee shirt. Undressed is the new dressed.

Babani Haute Couture silk crepe kimono with garden embroidery, c. 1930s. One size fits most. SOLD
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