Best of Boston

Best Women's Clothing

2008 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Stil

Chestnut Hill
If anyone knows fun—having it, looking it—it's Stil owner Betty Riaz. And so it goes at her mini chain, which deals in champagne toast-worthy frocks [...] read more»
2008 Best Women's Clothing, North

The Studio

Newburyport
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 [...] read more»
2008 Best Women's Clothing, Accessories, North

Viola

South Hamilton
Who isn't a sucker for greatest-hits collections? With all of the must-haves and none of the duds, Viola comes on like a Time Life champ. [...] read more»
2008 Best Women's Clothing, South

Crossing Main

Hingham
We're calling time: The Complete Jane Austen is off the air—even the reruns, sniff!—so let's all quit swooning over empire waists and velvet pelisses, and [...] read more»
2007 Best Women's Clothing, North

Dresscode

Andover
Amy Finegold mixes discoveries from beginning designers and timeless pieces by classic labels to create an appealing metropolitan sensibility for her three-year-old North Shore boutique. [...] 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»
2007 Best Women's Clothing, South

Crossing Main

Hingham
This Best of Boston hall-of-famer continues to preside with authority over South Shore style, offering a citified mix of party dresses and casual daywear from [...] read more»
2007 Best Women's Clothing, Dressy

Marc Jacobs

Boston
When the store was robbed late last year, staffers sprinted down Newbury in dogged pursuit—these are people who take their fashion very seriously. Though the [...] read more»
2007 Best Women's Clothing, West

Tess & Carlos

Newton Center
Tess Enright knows what she likes—and, more to the point, what she does not. The sartorial littérateur has no interest in words like "trendy" or [...] read more»
2007 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Stil

Chestnut Hill
The assemblage of risk-taking pieces by Noir, Britt Sisseck, By Malene Birger, and other read more»
2006 Best Women's Clothing, Martha's Vineyard

Chica

Edgartown
Chin up, island girl: Overcast days needn't be such downers. The breezy Chica, a mother-and-daughter shop next door to L'étoile, sells enough "where did you [...] read more»
2006 Best Women's Clothing, North

Dresscode

Andover
Amy Finegold knew the suburbs had style before anyone else did—she brought it there. Her two-year-old Andover shop is filled with up-and-coming designers and old [...] read more»
2006 Best Women's Clothing, South

Crossing Main

Hingham
Once a land overrun with whale belts, Hingham is casting off its preppy past. Leading the charge is Crossing Main, a fashion-forward boutique that sells [...] read more»
2006 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Louis Boston

Boston
Louis has long clothed our city's who's who in sometimes elegant, sometimes edgy apparel—Balenciaga and Zac Posen, Project Alabama and Proenza Schouler. Plus, the überchic [...] read more»
2006 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Daniela Corte Fashion

Boston
Showed up to last night's event in the same thing as someone else—again? It's time to get to know Daniela Corte. The tiny Argentinian bombshell [...] read more»