Influenced by modernist architecture and graphic design, Babette clothing is known for its sophisticated colors, geometric shapes, and functionality. Owner Babette Pinsky began designing in 1968 and rose to fame in the 1980’s thanks to her signature pleated raincoat. She uses microfiber from artisan Japanese mills and oversees production at her factory in order to ensure high-quality products. At this Union Square shop, Pinsky showcases five annual collections featuring variations on her pleated look—from long, slim skits to palazzo pants and button blouses. The clothing transitions well from day to evening and is flattering to most body types.