Best of Boston

BEST Women's Clothing

2007 BEST Women's Clothing, West

Tess & Carlos

Newton Center

Tess Enright knows what she likes—and, more to the point, what she does not. The sartorial littérateur has no interest in words like “trendy” or “hip,” instead preferring ones like “seasonless,” “ageless,” and “assured.” Her stores are filled with pieces… read more»

2007 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Dresses
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Stil

Chestnut Hill

The assemblage of risk-taking pieces by Noir, Britt Sisseck, By Malene Birger, and other read more»

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, South
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Crossing Main

Hingham

Once a land overrun with whale belts, Hingham is casting off its preppy past. Leading the charge is Crossing Main, a fashion-forward boutique that sells sophisticated clothes, shoes, jewelry, and handbags. On hand are frilly Tracy Reese dresses, bright hibiscus-print… read more»

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, Sophisticated
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Louis Boston

Boston

Louis has long clothed our city’s who’s who in sometimes elegant, sometimes edgy apparel—Balenciaga and Zac Posen, Project Alabama and Proenza Schouler. Plus, the überchic staff isn’t übersnooty, offering honest opinions without leaving you feeling obligated to buy. That’s something… read more»

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Dresses
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Daniela Corte Fashion

Boston

Showed up to last night’s event in the same thing as someone else—again? It’s time to get to know Daniela Corte. The tiny Argentinian bombshell custom designs clothing for all occasions, from casual dinner parties to red carpet galas. Party… read more»

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, T-Shirts
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Boston

Dress’s select stock of achingly soft T-shirts by brands like T-Luxury and Oprah favorite Adam + Eve make special occasions out of dressing down. read more»

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, Casual

Parlor

Boston

Yes, we know: We look cute today. We looked cute yesterday, too. But really, we can’t take all the credit. We had help from best-friend team Kelly DiNisco and Nilda Martin, who stock pleasingly anti-prep clothes and accessories out of… read more»

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, West

Gretta Luxe

Wellesley

Chloé dresses and Balenciaga bags are just two style-savvy suburbanite mainstays found on the racks at Gretta Luxe. Owner Gretchen Monahan travels to New York, Paris, and Milan to bring home exclusive high-fashion apparel and recently debuted a line of… read more»

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, Martha's Vineyard

Chica

Edgartown

Chin up, island girl: Overcast days needn’t be such downers. The breezy Chica, a mother-and-daughter shop next door to L’étoile, sells enough “where did you get that?” gear to lift any shopaholic’s spirits. Here, folksy boho-chic reigns in the form… read more»

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, North

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Andover

Amy Finegold knew the suburbs had style before anyone else did—she brought it there. Her two-year-old Andover shop is filled with up-and-coming designers and old favorites such as Filippa K, Charlotte Tarantola, Ted Baker London, Vince, and Ella Moss. Fashions… read more»