Best of Boston

Best Women's Clothing, Casual

2018 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Dress

Boston
Owners Martha Pickett and Jane Schlueter have an eye for everyday essentials that are anything but ordinary—perfectly worn-in Mother jeans, breezy Vanessa Bruno blouses, boho [...] read more»
2016 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Akris

Boston
This Swiss fashion house does many things well, but it’s the ultra-contemporary everyday women’s wear that really shines, pushing boundaries with funky patterns and unusual [...] read more»
2015 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Viola Lovely

Boston
Have just 30 minutes to assemble a head-to-toe weekend outfit? Here's help. Lisa Cancelli Picard's South End boutique—the first city outlet of her North Shore [...] read more»
2014 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Dress

Boston
The swish crowd shed tears when Dress bid adieu to Newbury Street in May 2012. Thankfully, owners Martha Pickett and Jane Schlueter reopened their girly-cool [...] read more»
2013 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Vira

Boston
Radhika Rana and Vivek Patel's year-and-a-half-old Beacon Hill shop is a breath of fresh air on a sometimes-stagnant retail scene. The Fashion Institute of Technology-trained [...] read more»
2012 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Mint Julep

Brookline
We feel pretty—and fizzy and funny and fine—every time we enter Brooke Garber and Stephanie Nist's boutiques. They stock the fete-ready dresses we've come to [...] read more»
2011 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

The Tannery

Cambridge
Thanks to buyer Brittney Rothweiler's eye for sophisticated yet street-inspired clothing, the Tannery comes off like something you'd stumble upon amid Milan's fashion-filled back alleys. [...] read more»
2010 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Stel’s

Boston
With worthy new openings like Flock, Uncle Pete's, and Suneri, this category is getting crowded. But Stel's owners Tina Burgos, Dave Nauyokas, and Jon Callahan [...] read more»
2008 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Stel’s

Boston
In a highly competitive retail environment, Stel's refuses to play it safe. Instead, it cultivates an always cutting-edge cast of emerging and indie designers (most [...] read more»
2007 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Dress

Boston
Blessed with great taste and strong buying instincts, co-owners Martha Hilfinger and Jane Schlueter have stocked their airy 900-square-foot Back Bay boutique with work-to-play separates [...] read more»
2006 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Parlor

Boston
Yes, we know: We look cute today. We looked cute yesterday, too. But really, we can't take all the credit. We had help from best-friend [...] read more»
2005 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Stil

Boston
Because we never want to show up to the party wearing the exact same outfit as someone else. Because owner Betty Riaz works hard to [...] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Holiday

Boston
How fitting that the name of this jewel-box boutique brings to mind something you anticipate all year. A trip to Holiday indeed offers exciting treats: [...] read more»
2003 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Wish

Boston
You'll wish you had more occasions to wear girlie dresses after you visit this starry-eyed Beacon Hill boutique. The small space is filled to the [...] read more»
2002 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Wish

Boston
Anyone who's spent hours frantically searching for the perfect outfit for a class reunion knows how hard it can be to strike the balance between [...] read more»