Best of Boston

BEST Clothing

2007 BEST Clothing, Coats
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Stel’s

Boston

At Stel’s, an edgy, unexpected collection of statement coats for men and women from Reyes, A.P.C, and Gary Graham makes winter something we can actually look forward to. read more»

2007 BEST Clothing, Winter Gear
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Joe Jones Wilderness House

Boston

Take two snowboard enthusiasts, one a black-diamond shredder, the other a bunny-slope first-timer. Drop them off at Joe Jones and check back in an hour. Odds are, they’ll both have found precisely what they were looking for. This place has… read more»

2006 BEST Clothing, One-Stop Shopping
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Barneys New York

Boston

You have nothing to wear to the Best of Boston party, which is tomorrow. Hustle your Manolos over to Copley’s new superstore, where clothing designers both ultrafamous (Marc Jacobs) and ascendant (Jovovich-Hawk) merge with bags, jewelry, and 3,700 square feet… read more»

2006 BEST Clothing, Winter Gear
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Ski Market

Boston

Year after year, we find new winter gear we can’t live without. So year after year, we revisit Ski Market. The store caters to everyone from bunny slopers to the black-diamond crowd with snowboards, snowshoes, and skis from A-list manufacturers… read more»

2005 BEST Clothing, One-Stop Shopping

Louis Boston

Boston

Louis’s unparalleled offering of women’s designs by fashion darlings including Marni, Tuleh, and Zac Posen—not to mention a formidable men’s collection with everything from Brioni to Trovata—makes it a legendary local house of style. The revitalized first floor now includes… read more»

2003 BEST Clothing, One-Stop Shopping

Louis Boston

Boston

You know who you are—your entire wardrobe is made up of this-season separates (or you wish it were). In either case, you already know about Louis Boston, the big daddy of Boston clothing emporia and a perennial favorite in the… read more»

2002 BEST Clothing, One-Stop

Louis Boston

Boston

Louis Boston is fast becoming the Tom Hanks of one-stop shopping. In a category with increasingly stiff competition, Louis returns year after year to win the prize, thanks to its superior selection, variety, and (okay, occasionally snooty) service. Where else… read more»

2002 BEST Clothing, Sale

Louis Boston

Boston

Fashionistas on a budget, don’t despair. While Louis Boston can be a tough indulgence for the sartorially savvy yet financially challenged, all that changes twice a year when seasonal merchandise throughout the store goes on sale for 50 percent off…. read more»

2001 BEST Clothing, One-Stop Shopping

Louis Boston

Boston

Buyer Debi Greenberg scours the globe to find the in fashion for men and women alike. Her Back Bay store is known the world over for its incredible timing, with many design darlings of the fashion press finding their way… read more»

2001 BEST Clothing, Outdoors, North

John Tarr Store

Rockport

Come on, did those Ralph Lauren boots really keep you warm last winter? Is that Donna Karan raincoat really waterpoof? Serious New England weather demands serious clothing, and here it is: fisherman-tested yellow slickers, construction-worker wool-lined jackets, and hats that… read more»