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BEST Women's Clothing

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, North

Dresscode

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 »

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 »

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 »