Best of Boston

2007 Best Women's Clothing, West

Tess & Carlos

Tess Enright knows what she likes—and, more to the point, what she does not. The sartorial littérateur has no interest in words like “trendy” or “hip,” instead preferring ones like “seasonless,” “ageless,” and “assured.” Her stores are filled with pieces she thinks every woman should own, in understated colors that purposefully override fad: Piazza Sempione cashmere coats, Prada ballet flats, Jil Sander suiting. Three locations include a new Newbury Street outpost, but Tess herself sticks close to Newton, where she’s been doling out straightforward advice since 1999.

1241 Centre St., Newton Center, 617-965-8377,