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Best Women's Clothing

2004 Best Women's Clothing, Nantucket

Gypsy

Nantucket
Want proof that cobblestoned Nantucket is no longer just a quaint and quiet haven of whaling lore and preppies on vacation? Look no further than [...] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, North

Native Sun

Newburyport
You can shop yourself silly in this tourist-friendly town, but if you're looking for something other than lobster-emblazoned boxers and lighthouse-studded T-shirts, stop here. Full [...] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, South

Moth

Hingham
If it seems that women up and down the shore are looking more and more chic, credit ex-model Haven Tyler's foray into designer retailing. Where [...] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Wish

Boston
Call it Wish fulfillment: When the occasion calls for cocktail attire, this shop has the answers. Wish stocks Shoshanna seersucker A-line dresses, Tibi strapless threads, [...] read more»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, West

Grettaluxe

Wellesley
This petite boutique is on the cutting edge, with designs from Michael Kors and DSquared2 to Miu Miu and Chloé, all lovingly handpicked at the [...] 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»
2004 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Serenella

Boston
No one knows how to dress a woman with more sophistication than the Italians. That's why this Newbury Street boutique, which stocks the best of [...] read more»
2003 Best Women's Clothing, North

Isla

Beverly Farms
Isla (Spanish for "island," for you monoglots) is no misnomer. This tranquil enclave of adorable designer pieces and accessories is smack in the middle of [...] read more»
2003 Best Women's Clothing, South

Crossing Main

Hingham
An enclave of high-wattage style in a region otherwise devoted to Talbots, Crossing Main covers all the bases. Racks of Tolonen tulle-covered miniskirts and Tracy [...] read more»
2003 Best Women's Clothing, West

Gretta Luxe

Wellesley
According to stereotype, women are supposed to run into the city for a dose of cutting-edge chic. Gretta Luxe has successfully reversed the paradigm: Since [...] read more»
2003 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Serenella

Boston
Not since Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker's first date has understated elegance sat so close to attention-grabbing glamour. The frocks at Serenella—meticulously cut, pressed, [...] 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»
2003 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Tess & Carlos

Cambridge
No doubt the chic Cambridge salespeople at this refined boutique blanch a little every time they have to tell a prospective customer, "We're just down [...] read more»
2002 Best Women's Clothing, South

Crossing Main

Hingham
This pristine boutique is a museum of must-haves—except that nothing stays on the shelves for long. The sharp-eyed staff lays out a tempting guild of [...] read more»
2002 Best Women's Clothing, West

Gretta Luxe

Wellesley
Even back when preppy-populated Wellesley thought Prada was a museum in Madrid, Gretta Luxe owner Gretchen Monahan was stocking her streamlined downtown boutique with names [...] read more»