Best of Boston

2024 Best Clothing Store, North


If stepping into this Essex boutique feels like walking into someone’s home, it’s because you are. Owner Ashley Brooks not only lives in the building but treats every customer who enters the minimalist space like family. She opened Caus in 2016 with a “slow fashion” ethos focused on sustainable pieces from small labels (including local brand Misha & Puff), and every item in the store is both beautiful and ethical.

165 Main St., Essex, 978-238-8013,