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2006 BEST Women's Clothing, West

Gretta Luxe

Wellesley

Chloé dresses and Balenciaga bags are just two style-savvy suburbanite mainstays found on the racks at Gretta Luxe. Owner Gretchen Monahan travels to New York, Paris, and Milan to bring home exclusive high-fashion apparel and recently debuted a line of… read more »

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, Martha's Vineyard

Chica

Edgartown

Chin up, island girl: Overcast days needn’t be such downers. The breezy Chica, a mother-and-daughter shop next door to L’étoile, sells enough “where did you get that?” gear to lift any shopaholic’s spirits. Here, folksy boho-chic reigns in the form… read more »

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 »

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 »