Best of Boston

2008 Best Women's Clothing, North

The Studio

Three questions we’ve been asking ourselves this year: Is it easy on the environment? Can I get good mileage from it? Does it go with my new Michael Kors espadrilles? At the Studio, a North Shore trendsetter with a pronounced green streak, the answer is a resounding yes. Up-and-coming indie designers like Supermaggie and Prairie Underground lead the way with earth-friendly materials (organic cotton, recycled leather) and socially conscious craftsmanship, yielding fad-free, guilt-free separates, dresses, and jackets that—unlike that doomed gas-guzzler—we plan to hang on to for years.

46 State St., Newburyport, 978-463-3077,