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BEST Women's Clothing

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 »

2012 BEST Women's Clothing, West

Clementine

Wellesley

It’s said that clementines are potent aphrodisiacs. Perhaps that explains why Judi Rizley’s shop has us under some sort of spell. Browsing the racks, we ooh and aah over designer pieces that are tough to find elsewhere—vibrant scarves from Liya… 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, Dressy
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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, Fitness

Lululemon Athletica

Boston

There’s more to women’s fitness than sun salutations, and this yoga powerhouse’s new Newbury Street store excels in outfitting workout junkies of all sorts. Cyclists, tennis aces, and kickboxers alike will find something to love among the colorful tanks, jackets,… read more »

2011 BEST Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Serenella

Boston

Serenella may have turned 30 last year, but it’s hardly showing its age. The Newbury standby continues to display a sure hand in plucking the most-up-to-the-minute designs from venerable names like Versace, as well as from recently minted stars (Tomas… read more »

2011 BEST Women's Clothing, Casual

The Tannery

Cambridge

Thanks to buyer Brittney Rothweiler’s eye for sophisticated yet street-inspired clothing, the Tannery comes off like something you’d stumble upon amid Milan’s fashion-filled back alleys. Pieces like J Brand wax-coated cigarette jeans and Shipley & Halmos cargo jumpers provide the… read more »

2011 BEST Women's Clothing

Dresscode

Andover

With a résumé that includes stints at Louis and Serenella, Dresscode owner Amy Finegold has made the fashion rounds—and it shows. Renowned designers mingle with cult favorites like Chan Luu and Three Dots on the shelves of this boutique, which… read more »

2011 BEST Women's Clothing, Boutique
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Gypsy

Nantucket

The perfect excuse to ‘forget’ to pack enough clothing for your island getaway, Gypsy is fully stocked with big names like Céline, Isabel Marant, and Rick Owens. And if your current vacation plans don’t require a $2,500 Lanvin cocktail dress,… read more »