Best of Boston

Best Women's Clothing, North

2005 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Wish

Boston
Half the fun of a party is planning what to wear. That’s why we shop at Wish. The Beacon Hill boutique carries bright Diane von […] read more»
2005 Best Women's Clothing, South

Moth

Hingham
Break out your wallet, because every item in this quiet shop is a knockout. Racks of Chloé trousers share space with Catherine Malandrino flowing Grecian […] read more»
2005 Best Women's Clothing, West

Gretta Luxe

Wellesley
Since cutting-edge came to Wellesley in the form of Gretta Luxe, suburbanites are more chic than ever. The boutique boasts straight-off-the-runway couture by style icons […] read more»
2005 Best Women's Clothing, Berkshires

Gatsbys

Great Barrington
Don’t be fooled by the faded shabby-chic exterior: Beyond the white wicker sidewalk furniture is a shop stylish enough for any city’s streets. Buyer Pamela […] read more»
2005 Best Women's Clothing, Cape Cod

Maxwell & Co.

Falmouth
Surprise—not everyone on Cape Cod covets pressed khakis and leather loafers. Step out of conservative Falmouth and into Maxwell & Co. to find cutting-edge American […] read more»
2005 Best Women's Clothing, Martha's Vineyard

Chica

Edgartown
For years, island style was defined by Lilly Pulitzer’s pastels and preppy products, and a woman was hard-pressed to find anything edgier. Today the tide […] read more»
2005 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Stil

Boston
Because we never want to show up to the party wearing the exact same outfit as someone else. Because owner Betty Riaz works hard to […] read more»
2005 Best Women's Clothing, Nantucket

Vis-à-vis

Nantucket
The fashion finds at this packed oceanside boutique come in waves. The shoe selection alone includes nearly 100 styles, from pink metallic clogs to sassy […] read more»
2005 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Serenella

Boston
The carefully edited collections draw us in, but it’s the velvet-rope factor that keeps us coming back: As the exclusive area retailer of such high-end […] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, Cape Cod

Silk & Feathers

Provincetown
As if P-Town wasn’t otherworldly enough, along comes Silk & Feathers, where between the lacy, sequined Rozae Nichols dresses and the handcrafted shoes, you might […] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, Martha's Vineyard

Nell

Edgartown
So many Vineyard boutiques are packed to the rafters with preppy island wear (pink and green polos, Palm Beach-print sundresses galore), it can be hard […] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, Nantucket

Gypsy

Nantucket
Want proof that cobblestoned Nantucket is no longer just a quaint and quiet haven of whaling lore and preppies on vacation? Look no further than […] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, North

Native Sun

Newburyport
You can shop yourself silly in this tourist-friendly town, but if you’re looking for something other than lobster-emblazoned boxers and lighthouse-studded T-shirts, stop here. Full […] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, South

Moth

Hingham
If it seems that women up and down the shore are looking more and more chic, credit ex-model Haven Tyler’s foray into designer retailing. Where […] read more»