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BEST Women's Clothing

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 Michael Kors wedges. Then there are the cashmere wraps, Salt jeans, sexy blouses, and flirty… read more»

2005 BEST Women's Clothing, North

Dresscode

Andover

Andover has become a mini shopping mecca, and Dresscode is a big reason why. Owner Amy Finegold doesn’t try to do it all. Instead of stocking an overwhelming, impenetrable number of trendy wares—the easy out these days—she has a well-edited… 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 dresses. Intricate details play out on black Biya trenches embroidered with bright floral patterns and… 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 such as Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, and Miu Miu. The season’s must-have bags,… 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 Fink stocks Gatsbys with premium products including Paper, Denim & Cloth and True Religion denim;… 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 stock her ultramodern shop with designs we’d otherwise never see (unless we traveled to Copenhagen… 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 treasures as Bottega Veneta bags, Narciso Rodriguez frocks, and Lucien Pellat-Finet and Versace premium wares,… read more»

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 Frustenberg wraps, girly Nanette Lepore A-lines, and delicate Helen Wang strapless dresses—all ideal for an… 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 and European looks by Strenesse, Etro, and Twilltwentytwo. Teens and grandmothers alike are sure to… 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 is turning with Chica, a style-savvy clothing and accessories shop. The owners keep current by… read more»