Baba Fashion was founded in 2002 by Baba Fall, an immigrant from Senegal with a great eye for detail. Baba makes regular trips home to West Africa to select new cloths -- including kente, wax-print and mud-cloth -- in addition to a variety of African jewelry and handbags. The shop's claim to fame is the custom clothing that Baba sews from scratch: Select either an African or Western style, and you'll get an outfit made to your exact measurements.  Need a hem taken up or a dress let out? Baba also does alterations.

 

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1945 Madison Avenue (b/t 124th & 125th)

212-722-4051

Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

 

PLAYLIST AT THE PLAZA

Looking for the name of a tune you heard on Baba's playlist at the Uptown Grand Central plaza? Click on the links below to groove along at home:

Wake Up (It's Africa Calling) by Youssou N'Dour
Don't Look Back by Youssou N'Dour
Koni by Baaba Maal (with Jamaican artist Ernest Ranglin)
African Woman by Baaba Maal
Amadou Bamba by Baaba Maal
Fari by Omar Pene & Super Diamano
Africa Nossa by Ismael Lo & Cesaria Evoria
Talibe by Ismael Lo
Mapenda (Tribute to a Friend) by Thione Seck
Everybody Loves Saturday Night by Ousmane M'Baye & His African Ensemble
Gna Terra by Lamine Konte
Aline by Orchestre Baobab
Colette by Orchestre Baobab
Africando by Africando
Senegal by Sam Mangwana (Congolese)
Chan-Chan by Kora Jazz Trio
Looking-Up by Kora Jazz Trio
Le Peuple by Ouza
Mariama by Pape & Cheikh
A New York by Lamine Konte