Best of Boston

BEST Women's Clothing

1999 BEST Women's Clothing, Suits



Forget the power suit of the eighties. These classic numbers are the choice for the well-groomed lunching lady as well as businesswoman who prefers simple, unadorned clothes in sleek, streamlined silhouettes and luxury fabrics. read more»

1999 BEST Women's Clothing, Tops



From cropped cashmere sweaters by Lucien Pellat Finet, to beaded cardigans and tanks from designers like Anna Molinari, Blumarine, and Pucci, to great basics by Petit Bateau, this jewel-box boutique has something to top off every bottom. read more»

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Career Wear



The store may be next to Urban Outfitter’s, but the sensibility is more uptown than downtown. For serious career women who eschew the trendy and transient, there’s a great selection of classic suits and dresses, shirts, and accessories from Italy…. read more»

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Cashmere Sweater

Alan Bilzerian


With cashmere making an impressive showing on big-name designer runways this year, the once-snooty yarn has shaken its stuffy twin-set-and-pearls image. Alan and Be Bilzerian have been addicted to designing and manufacturing cashmere sweaters since Be found out she was… read more»

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Casual Wear

agnes b.


There is an art to dressing down, but most people usually head to the nearest Gap or Banana Republic. Throw the flair back into casual Fridays with a visit to agnes b. The place is a gold mine for fashionable… read more»

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Coats



Luxurious double-faced cashmere, the basis of an Akris coat, keeps out the cold and looks great in the process. (A novel concept in fashion: practicality.) The coat collection here is all about fabric and tailoring, exquisite wraps for the consumer… read more»

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Designer



The boutique is a gold mine of designers-on-the-rise like Antonio Beradi and Lucien Pellat-Finet, as well as more established lines like Moschino Couture. For those who care about fashion, there’s an interesting fusion of labels and attitudes for all ages…. read more»

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Evening Dresses

Emporio Armani


Emporio Armani, the “bridge” line for Giorgio Armani, brings you the Oscar Night look for a fraction of the price. For less than $400, which in party dress terms is considered reasonable, you can get slinky black gowns that cover… read more»

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Hip

Barney’s New York

Chestnut Hill

Label queens and catwalk droolers are well sated at this mini specialty department store. The store stocks small, cutting-edge designers from France, Italy, London, and New York, as well as major labels like Prada and Dolce & Gabana, and the… read more»

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Suits

Chanel Boutique


Some things in fashion never change: The label’s designer Karl Lagerfeld may push the boundaries of fashion, but his ready-to-wear collection is grounded int he classics. And fact is, these costly pieces have outlived all of the grungy, deconstructionist fads,… read more»