Best of Boston

BEST Women's Clothing

2001 BEST Women's Clothing, South

Crossing Main


This small boutique proves that bigger isn’t always better. Its meticulously culled collection of women’s wear is a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional. Even the classics have a modern twist. There’s also a good selection of toile pants, exquisite… read more»

2001 BEST Women's Clothing, West

Gretta Luxe


Time was when Wellesley only meant straight and preppy. Well, no longer—thanks in no small part to this new boutique. Gretta Luxe carries an eclectic mix of international designers, from the clean, modern likes of Samsonite and Strenesse to more… read more»

2001 BEST Women's Clothing, Sophisticated



Whether the occasion is a charity ball, garden party, or black-tie wedding, you’ll always find the right frock here. Fashions from all the “it” designers are represented, including Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Pucci, Anna Molinari, and a few others right on… read more»

2001 BEST Women's Clothing, Trendy



With labels such as Chloé, Daryl K, and Catherine Malandrino, Intermix makes it as simple as a Diane von Frustenberg wrap dress to find those so-in-they’re-almost-out-styles. There’s also a wide selection of jewelry, handbags, shoes, and accessories. read more»

2000 BEST Women's Clothing, 25 and Loving It



Calypso’s colorful yet put-together offerings prove once and for all that there is life after gray. Renowned for its clothing and accessories in luxurious fabrics and hues of amethyst, saffron, tourmaline, and fuschia, the bohemian, hippy-chic styling of this shop… read more»

2000 BEST Women's Clothing, Gala Wear



The glamorous stock includes beaded numbers from Roberto Cavalli and Pucci, ethereal silk chiffon slips from Anna Molinari, and hand-dyed frocks from Georgina von Etzdorf. Don’t miss the cashmere: sweaters, cardigans to go with the frocks and skirts, tank tops,… read more»

2000 BEST Women's Clothing, Ladies Who Lunch



The praise doesn’t get any higher: The late Liz Tilberis, editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, once commented at a charity event in Boston on how elegant the women looked in their Akris suits. The suits are exquisitely crafted in… read more»

2000 BEST Women's Clothing, 50 and Loving It



Newton has come a long way in the past five years with the addition of several high-end specialty clothing boutiques. Gilda’s, however, was there before any of them—educating and dressing the Newton ladies for a quarter of a century. For… read more»

1999 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Frocks

Alan Bilzerian


It’s tough making an entrance, especially when the party season is in full swing. Young bohos in search of funky outfits are those into more serious chic might want to check out the gauzy, filmy numbers by designers whose names… read more»

1999 BEST Women's Clothing, Resale

The Turnabout Shoppe


High-end designer clothing and accessories, with labels from Jil Sander to Chanel. Clothing is in incredible condition—some items are only a season old. read more»