Best of Boston

BEST Women's Clothing

2000 BEST Women's Clothing, Gala Wear

Serenella

Boston

The glamorous stock includes beaded numbers from Roberto Cavalli and Pucci, ethereal silk chiffon slips from Anna Molinari, and hand-dyed frocks from Georgina von Etzdorf. Don’t miss the cashmere: sweaters, cardigans to go with the frocks and skirts, tank tops,… read more »

2000 BEST Women's Clothing, Ladies Who Lunch

Akris

Boston

The praise doesn’t get any higher: The late Liz Tilberis, editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, once commented at a charity event in Boston on how elegant the women looked in their Akris suits. The suits are exquisitely crafted in… read more »

1999 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Frocks

Alan Bilzerian

Boston

It’s tough making an entrance, especially when the party season is in full swing. Young bohos in search of funky outfits are those into more serious chic might want to check out the gauzy, filmy numbers by designers whose names… read more »

1999 BEST Women's Clothing, Resale

The Turnabout Shoppe

Wellesley

High-end designer clothing and accessories, with labels from Jil Sander to Chanel. Clothing is in incredible condition—some items are only a season old. read more »

1999 BEST Women's Clothing, Suits

Akris

Boston

Forget the power suit of the eighties. These classic numbers are the choice for the well-groomed lunching lady as well as businesswoman who prefers simple, unadorned clothes in sleek, streamlined silhouettes and luxury fabrics. read more »

1999 BEST Women's Clothing, Tops

Serenella

Boston

From cropped cashmere sweaters by Lucien Pellat Finet, to beaded cardigans and tanks from designers like Anna Molinari, Blumarine, and Pucci, to great basics by Petit Bateau, this jewel-box boutique has something to top off every bottom. read more »

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Career Wear

Tess

Cambridge

The store may be next to Urban Outfitter’s, but the sensibility is more uptown than downtown. For serious career women who eschew the trendy and transient, there’s a great selection of classic suits and dresses, shirts, and accessories from Italy…. read more »

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Cashmere Sweater

Alan Bilzerian

Boston

With cashmere making an impressive showing on big-name designer runways this year, the once-snooty yarn has shaken its stuffy twin-set-and-pearls image. Alan and Be Bilzerian have been addicted to designing and manufacturing cashmere sweaters since Be found out she was… read more »

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Casual Wear

agnes b.

Boston

There is an art to dressing down, but most people usually head to the nearest Gap or Banana Republic. Throw the flair back into casual Fridays with a visit to agnes b. The place is a gold mine for fashionable… read more »

1998 BEST Women's Clothing, Coats

Akris

Boston

Luxurious double-faced cashmere, the basis of an Akris coat, keeps out the cold and looks great in the process. (A novel concept in fashion: practicality.) The coat collection here is all about fabric and tailoring, exquisite wraps for the consumer… read more »