Best of Boston

Best Women's Clothing

2002 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Serenella

Boston
Serenella's racks are to Boston shoppers what the sirens were to Odysseus: pure, unadultered temptation. Maybe it's the thoughtfully edited assembly of Pucci brights, quivering [...] 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»
2002 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Akris

Boston
If we had a sequin for every clothing company that claims to marry modern style with timelessness, we'd have ourselves a full-on Oscars dress. Enter [...] read more»
2001 Best Women's Clothing, South

Crossing Main

Hingham
This small boutique proves that bigger isn't always better. Its meticulously culled collection of women's wear is a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional. Even [...] read more»
2001 Best Women's Clothing, West

Gretta Luxe

Wellesley
Time was when Wellesley only meant straight and preppy. Well, no longer—thanks in no small part to this new boutique. Gretta Luxe carries an eclectic [...] read more»
2001 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Serenella

Boston
Whether the occasion is a charity ball, garden party, or black-tie wedding, you'll always find the right frock here. Fashions from all the "it" designers [...] read more»
2001 Best Women's Clothing, Trendy

Intermix

Boston
With labels such as Chloé, Daryl K, and Catherine Malandrino, Intermix makes it as simple as a Diane von Frustenberg wrap dress to find those [...] read more»
2000 Best Women's Clothing, 25 and Loving It

Calypso

Boston
Calypso's colorful yet put-together offerings prove once and for all that there is life after gray. Renowned for its clothing and accessories in luxurious fabrics [...] read more»
2000 Best Women's Clothing, Gala Wear

Serenella

Boston
The glamorous stock includes beaded numbers from Roberto Cavalli and Pucci, ethereal silk chiffon slips from Anna Molinari, and hand-dyed frocks from Georgina von Etzdorf. [...] read more»
2000 Best Women's Clothing, Ladies Who Lunch

Akris

Boston
The praise doesn't get any higher: The late Liz Tilberis, editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar, once commented at a charity event in Boston on [...] read more»
2000 Best Women's Clothing, 50 and Loving It

Gilda’s

Newton
Newton has come a long way in the past five years with the addition of several high-end specialty clothing boutiques. Gilda's, however, was there before [...] read more»
1999 Best Women's Clothing, Party Frocks

Alan Bilzerian

Boston
It's tough making an entrance, especially when the party season is in full swing. Young bohos in search of funky outfits are those into more [...] read more»
1999 Best Women's Clothing, Resale

The Turnabout Shoppe

Wellesley
High-end designer clothing and accessories, with labels from Jil Sander to Chanel. Clothing is in incredible condition—some items are only a season old. read more»
1999 Best Women's Clothing, Suits

Akris

Boston
Forget the power suit of the eighties. These classic numbers are the choice for the well-groomed lunching lady as well as businesswoman who prefers simple, [...] read more»
1999 Best Women's Clothing, Tops

Serenella

Boston
From cropped cashmere sweaters by Lucien Pellat Finet, to beaded cardigans and tanks from designers like Anna Molinari, Blumarine, and Pucci, to great basics by [...] read more»