Best of Boston

2008 Best One-Stop Shopping

Louis Boston

Between the sidewalk throngs and the cheesy chain stores, Newbury Street’s attractions can seem overshadowed by, well, the pedestrian. Particularly when you consider that Louis offers all the perks of the strip—but with on-site parking, pristine bathrooms, and guaranteed protection from inclement weather. Owner Debi Greenberg’s internationally praised taste informs each and every buy for the four-story retail landmark, from the cutting-edge home goods floor (featuring many plucked-straight-from-Paris pieces, as well as a new Mrs. John L. Strong stationery boutique) to the double-decker layout of dandy men’s apparel. The women’s collection, showcasing the likes of Rag & Bone and the much-coveted Marni, reposes on the top floor—icing on the cake.

60 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-262-6100,