Best of Boston

BEST Women's Clothing, North

2013 BEST Women's Clothing, North
Photo by Jesse Burke

Viola Lovely

Wenham

This boutique started as a small shoe shop but has since transformed itself into a go-to source for women’s clothing, stocking choice pieces from Yigal Azrouël, Nonoo, Golden Goose, and Leigh & Luca. Viola Lovely embraces the hip and new… read more »

2012 BEST Women's Clothing, North

French + Italian

Marblehead

Remember the linen sundress you scored at that small boutique down a side street in Milan? Aimee Lombardi fills her gorgeous Marblehead shop with precisely that kind of merchandise: dresses, bags, and necklaces by cosmopolitan designers that hail mostly from—you… read more »

2008 BEST Women's Clothing, North
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The Studio

Newburyport

Three questions we’ve been asking ourselves this year: Is it easy on the environment? Can I get good mileage from it? Does it go with my new Michael Kors espadrilles? At the Studio, a North Shore trendsetter with a pronounced… read more »

2007 BEST Women's Clothing, North

Dresscode

Andover

Amy Finegold mixes discoveries from beginning designers and timeless pieces by classic labels to create an appealing metropolitan sensibility for her three-year-old North Shore boutique. From casualwear to party finery, Dresscode covers the bases with the likes of Ella Moss,… read more »

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, North

Dresscode

Andover

Amy Finegold knew the suburbs had style before anyone else did—she brought it there. Her two-year-old Andover shop is filled with up-and-coming designers and old favorites such as Filippa K, Charlotte Tarantola, Ted Baker London, Vince, and Ella Moss. Fashions… read more »

2004 BEST Women's Clothing, North

Native Sun

Newburyport

You can shop yourself silly in this tourist-friendly town, but if you’re looking for something other than lobster-emblazoned boxers and lighthouse-studded T-shirts, stop here. Full of finds from Nanette Lepore, Juicy Couture, and Milly (to name a few), Native Sun… read more »

2003 BEST Women's Clothing, North

Isla

Beverly Farms

Isla (Spanish for “island,” for you monoglots) is no misnomer. This tranquil enclave of adorable designer pieces and accessories is smack in the middle of the North Shore’s predominantly fusty fashion offerings. And who wouldn’t want to be stranded with… read more »