Best of Boston

2008 Best Handbags, Status

Gretta Luxe

Experienced “It bag” hunters know better than to play retail roulette, sifting through shelves upon shelves of mediocrity at department stores (or through pages upon pages of it online) in hopes of coming up a winner. Instead, they make tracks for Gretta-Luxe, where megafashionista Gretchen Monahan and company weed out all iffy looks in favor of on-the-pulse (and largely exclusive) designs by Chloé, Zac Posen, and similarly heady names.

94 Central St., Wellesley, 781-237-7010,