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BEST Women's Clothing

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Coats

Akris

Boston

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

Serenella

Boston

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

Boston

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 »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Dresses

Divino

Boston

There is nothing like a good frock to get you through the day, and at Divino, the Versus line designed by Donatella Versace, has a range of short, sassy dresses for day and evening, as well as some very affordable… read more »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Silk Scarf

Jasmine-Sola

Boston

A big pair of sunglasses, a sporty red convertible, and a kicky, silky scar from Jasmine-Sola tied just so. Grace Kelly never had it so good. read more »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Ready-to-Wear

Louis Boston

Boston

Debi Greenberg and Beth Negron have revamped the top floor and stocked it with an eclectic range of labels that runs the gamut of trends from funky to cool classics. In the Betty room, young, cutting-edge designers at affordable prices… read more »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Suits

Akris

Boston

Looking for an uncontrived and versatile suit that works equally well at the office and after hours? The Swiss-based house of Akris, which recently opened, stocks some of the smartest two-piece suits in town. Designer Albert Kriemler’s obsession with form,… read more »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere Boston

Boston

In summer, it carries beautiful pastel twinsets; in winter, it’s rich, thick four-ply turtlenecks. Whatever the season, this is the place to stock up on all your cashmere items. In addition to the requisite sweaters by all the top designers,… read more »

1995 BEST Women's Clothing, After-Five Dresses

Henri Bendel

With a carefully chosen selection of dresses from designers like James Purcell, Zoran, Pamela Dennis, and Mark Eisen to choose from, you can be sure you won’t see a matching dress across the room at the gala. read more »