Best of Boston

BEST Women's Clothing

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Silk Scarf



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


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



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


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»

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Dresses



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»

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»

1995 BEST Women's Clothing, Career


Whether your career calls for Armani suits or just well-cut khakis, Bloomie’s can outfit you in style. Special kudos to James Palazza, in Place Elegante, many well-dressed women’s secret weapon: he can find you the best suit, at the best… read more»

1995 BEST Women's Clothing, Designer

Neiman Marcus


When we want the latest from Paris, Milan, or New York, we head straight to Neiman’s, where Richard Tyler hangs next to Thierry Mugler, Louis Feraud, and Geoffrey Beene, and the Chanel collection has a room of its own. Even… read more»

1995 BEST Women's Clothing, Hip

Louis, Boston


For drop-dead cool, climb the stairs at Louis and cruise the racks from Dries Van Noten to Jil Sander, on over to Industria and Prada and the rest. read more»

1995 BEST Women's Clothing, Suits

Giorgio Armani


Armani continues to lead the way in new deign, and his use of interestingly textured fabrics is superb. read more»