Best of Boston

2018 Best Women's Boutique, North

French + Italian

Even as her Boston outpost thrives, Aimee Lombardi continues to have faith in the suburbanite’s thirst for interesting fashion, traveling to Europe several times a year to bring home pieces that are thoughtful and thrilling but still hew to New England needs—chunky sweaters by Marni, memorable (yet wearable) dresses by Anne Willi. Insightful and cheery staffers remind shoppers why brick-and-mortar beats online: Chances are good you’ll walk out with something you never even thought to try on.

129 Washington St., Marblehead, 781-639-5129,