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2011 BEST Accessories, Men's

Bobby from Boston

Boston

Spared the ever-shifting trends that rule women’s fashion, men have the luxury of building their accessories wardrobe from time-honored staples. From leather belts to sunglasses to silk ties, the best last a lifetime—and can usually be found at Bobby from… read more»

2011 BEST Accessories, Women's

Stel’s

Boston

The smallish Stel’s proves that more is not always more. By showcasing only the most au courant of accessories—from statement-making jewelry to walk-on-the-wild-side shoes that nobody else in town has the chutzpah to stock—owners Tina Burgos and Jon Callahan have… read more»

2011 BEST Accessories, Home
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Lekker Home

Boston

Continuing their quest for the latest in clean, contemporary design, Lekker owners Natalie and Curt Carpenter have introduced several new lines to their store’s stunning portfolio. John Derian’s decoupage serving ware is a must-have, while the just-launched eco-friendly Central Station… read more»

2010 BEST Accessories, Men's Fashion
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Barneys New York

Boston

Some men like to shop. Then there are the rest of them. At Barneys New York, the breadth of merchandise—a bounty of socks, cuff links, wallets, watches, duffels, and other assorted man-bags—offers something for both kinds of fellows. Dandies can… read more»

2010 BEST Accessories, Women's Fashion
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Faire la Fete at M. Flynn Accessories

Boston

When you need something pretty, there’s no better stop than this new “special occasion” offshoot of M. Flynn Accessories. Owners (and sisters) Megan and Moria Flynn start with their own line of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets made of semiprecious and… read more»

2009 BEST Accessories, Men's
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Barneys New York

Boston

Whether in pursuit of the perfect burger or a potential mate, we men typically thrill to the chase. But hunting for just-right cuff links? Oh, no. No, no. The quickest way to kill off our inner Bond, in fact, is… read more»

2009 BEST Accessories, Women's
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Matsu

Boston

What’s the use of having disposable income if you go and blow it on disposable style? For accoutrements with staying power—and that won’t show up on Bluefly three weeks later—look to Matsu, where owner Dava Muramatsu has been growing and… read more»

2007 BEST Accessories
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Barneys New York

Boston

Just as toppings make the sundae, accessories make the outfit. Barneys boasts a broader inventory than most, with two floors of jewelry, scarves, gloves, glasses, and other add-ons from 200-plus brands. Upstairs, Barneys Co-Op has charms by Bing Bang and… read more»

2006 BEST Accessories
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Barneys New York

Boston

A wise woman once said the only thing separating us from animals is our ability to accessorize. (Actually it was Olympia Dukakis in Steel Magnolias, but still, she was on to something.) What luck that Barneys has arrived to pacify… read more»

2005 BEST Accessories

Lavender Home & Table

Boston

Why shop at a chain store? At Lavender, linens, candles, and other tabletop wares are culled from independent European vendors. And while a French country vibe pervades the shop, it’s not all rustic; sleek and modern looks abound as well…. read more»