Best of Boston

BEST Women's Clothing

2013 BEST Women's Clothing, Casual

Vira

Boston

Radhika Rana and Vivek Patel’s year-and-a-half-old Beacon Hill shop is a breath of fresh air on a sometimes-stagnant retail scene. The Fashion Institute of Technology-trained duo eschew safe, seen-it-everywhere brands in favor of global and emerging designers like Elliatt, Kami,… read more»

2013 BEST Women's Clothing, Accessories

Flock

Boston

Need a wardrobe revamp, or just a few new ideas? Proceed promptly to Flock, where finding finishing touches has never been so easy. Between the shop’s eccentric shoe collection and its striking yet timeless jewelry, leaving empty-handed requires more self-control… read more»

2013 BEST Women's Clothing, South

Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs

Norwell

Women of all ages and lifestyles flock to Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs for the latest trends. The mix—Nicole Miller, Bailey 44, Sanctuary Clothing, and more—is varied and comprehensive enough that, remarkably, mother and daughter can shop together here and both… read more»

2013 BEST Women's Clothing, North

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»

2013 BEST Women's Clothing, West

Clementine

Wellesley

This sweet shop is positively bursting with eclectic clothing and accessories from designers you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in the area—Gary Graham frocks, Goldsign jeans, N.D.C. boots. Whether you’re seeking a special-occasion stunner or a casual weekend getup, the… read more»

2012 BEST Women's Clothing, Accessories

Flock

Boston

You know that cool aunt, the one who dabbles in ceramics and goes to music fests and has faded photos of herself with Jimi and Joni on the walls of her Topanga Canyon bungalow? Well, mother-and-daughter team Lisa and Danielle… read more»

2012 BEST Women's Clothing, Casual

Mint Julep

Brookline

We feel pretty—and fizzy and funny and fine—every time we enter Brooke Garber and Stephanie Nist’s boutiques. They stock the fete-ready dresses we’ve come to expect, plus pieces from favorite brands like Yumi Kim, Myne, and Milly that inject style… 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»

2012 BEST Women's Clothing, Dressy

Louis Boston

Boston

When Debi Greenberg moved Louis from the Back Bay to Fan Pier, skeptics said her chic clientele wouldn’t follow. They did. They come for blazers, sleek bags, and statement jewelry from Marni, Proenza Schouler, and Balenciaga, but also to discover… read more»

2012 BEST Women's Clothing, South

Crossing Main

Hingham

Flirty dresses from Nanette Lepore. Gorgeous wedges from Tory Burch. Unique separates from Twin-Set. This chic Hingham boutique stocks the finest—and most versatile—selection of threads, shoes, and accessories in the area. read more»