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BEST Women's Clothing

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, T-Shirts
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dress

Boston

Dress’s select stock of achingly soft T-shirts by brands like T-Luxury and Oprah favorite Adam + Eve make special occasions out of dressing down. read more»

2006 BEST Women's Clothing, Casual

Parlor

Boston

Yes, we know: We look cute today. We looked cute yesterday, too. But really, we can’t take all the credit. We had help from best-friend team Kelly DiNisco and Nilda Martin, who stock pleasingly anti-prep clothes and accessories out of… read more»

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»

2005 BEST Women's Clothing, Cape Cod

Maxwell & Co.

Falmouth

Surprise—not everyone on Cape Cod covets pressed khakis and leather loafers. Step out of conservative Falmouth and into Maxwell & Co. to find cutting-edge American and European looks by Strenesse, Etro, and Twilltwentytwo. Teens and grandmothers alike are sure to… read more»

2005 BEST Women's Clothing, Martha's Vineyard

Chica

Edgartown

For years, island style was defined by Lilly Pulitzer’s pastels and preppy products, and a woman was hard-pressed to find anything edgier. Today the tide is turning with Chica, a style-savvy clothing and accessories shop. The owners keep current by… 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»