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BEST Women's Clothing

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 »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere Boston

Boston

In summer, it carries beautiful pastel twinsets; in winter, it’s rich, thick four-ply turtlenecks. Whatever the season, this is the place to stock up on all your cashmere items. In addition to the requisite sweaters by all the top designers,… read more »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Dresses

Divino

Boston

There is nothing like a good frock to get you through the day, and at Divino, the Versus line designed by Donatella Versace, has a range of short, sassy dresses for day and evening, as well as some very affordable… read more »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Silk Scarf

Jasmine-Sola

Boston

A big pair of sunglasses, a sporty red convertible, and a kicky, silky scar from Jasmine-Sola tied just so. Grace Kelly never had it so good. read more »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Ready-to-Wear

Louis Boston

Boston

Debi Greenberg and Beth Negron have revamped the top floor and stocked it with an eclectic range of labels that runs the gamut of trends from funky to cool classics. In the Betty room, young, cutting-edge designers at affordable prices… read more »

1997 BEST Women's Clothing, Suits

Akris

Boston

Looking for an uncontrived and versatile suit that works equally well at the office and after hours? The Swiss-based house of Akris, which recently opened, stocks some of the smartest two-piece suits in town. Designer Albert Kriemler’s obsession with form,… read more »

1995 BEST Women's Clothing, Hip

Louis, Boston

Boston

For drop-dead cool, climb the stairs at Louis and cruise the racks from Dries Van Noten to Jil Sander, on over to Industria and Prada and the rest. read more »