Best of Boston

2003 Best Women's Clothing, South

Crossing Main

An enclave of high-wattage style in a region otherwise devoted to Talbots, Crossing Main covers all the bases. Racks of Tolonen tulle-covered miniskirts and Tracy Reese paisley tops do double duty as both edgy and pretty, Kay Unger and Laundry shifts play to the prim and sweet set, and Nanette Lepore floral pants and Vanessa Fox cocktail dresses have sophisticated all wrapped up. Of course, this is still Hingham, so the boutique gives ample space to neopreppy rants like embroidered cords in—what else—bright pink and green.

5 Main St., Hingham, 781-740-0550,