Best of Boston

2007 Best Women's Clothing, Dressy

Marc Jacobs

When the store was robbed late last year, staffers sprinted down Newbury in dogged pursuit—these are people who take their fashion very seriously. Though the retailer deals solely in its namesake designer—and some seasons will inevitably outshine others—it’s general manager and retail vet Mary Nobile-King’s trained eye that shapes the mix of bags, shoes, and women’s wear that fills the store. The result is a collection that comes together as if Jacobs were designing specifically for Boston itself.

81 Newbury St., Boston, 617-425-0707,