Best of Boston

Best Women's Clothing

1998 Best Women's Clothing, Career Wear

Tess

Cambridge
The store may be next to Urban Outfitter's, but the sensibility is more uptown than downtown. For serious career women who eschew the trendy and [...] read more»
1998 Best Women's Clothing, Cashmere Sweater

Alan Bilzerian

Boston
With cashmere making an impressive showing on big-name designer runways this year, the once-snooty yarn has shaken its stuffy twin-set-and-pearls image. Alan and Be Bilzerian [...] read more»
1998 Best Women's Clothing, Casual Wear

agnes b.

Boston
There is an art to dressing down, but most people usually head to the nearest Gap or Banana Republic. Throw the flair back into casual [...] read more»
1998 Best Women's Clothing, Coats

Akris

Boston
Luxurious double-faced cashmere, the basis of an Akris coat, keeps out the cold and looks great in the process. (A novel concept in fashion: practicality.) [...] read more»
1998 Best Women's Clothing, Designer

Serenella

Boston
The boutique is a gold mine of designers-on-the-rise like Antonio Beradi and Lucien Pellat-Finet, as well as more established lines like Moschino Couture. For those [...] read more»
1998 Best Women's Clothing, Evening Dresses

Emporio Armani

Boston
Emporio Armani, the "bridge" line for Giorgio Armani, brings you the Oscar Night look for a fraction of the price. For less than $400, which [...] read more»
1998 Best Women's Clothing, Hip

Barney’s New York

Chestnut Hill
Label queens and catwalk droolers are well sated at this mini specialty department store. The store stocks small, cutting-edge designers from France, Italy, London, and [...] read more»
1998 Best Women's Clothing, Suits

Chanel Boutique

Boston
Some things in fashion never change: The label's designer Karl Lagerfeld may push the boundaries of fashion, but his ready-to-wear collection is grounded int he [...] read more»
1997 Best Women's Clothing, Silk Scarf

Jasmine-Sola

Boston
A big pair of sunglasses, a sporty red convertible, and a kicky, silky scar from Jasmine-Sola tied just so. Grace Kelly never had it so [...] read more»
1997 Best Women's Clothing, Ready-to-Wear

Louis Boston

Boston
Debi Greenberg and Beth Negron have revamped the top floor and stocked it with an eclectic range of labels that runs the gamut of trends [...] read more»
1997 Best Women's Clothing, Suits

Akris

Boston
Looking for an uncontrived and versatile suit that works equally well at the office and after hours? The Swiss-based house of Akris, which recently opened, [...] read more»
1997 Best Women's Clothing, Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere Boston

Boston
In summer, it carries beautiful pastel twinsets; in winter, it's rich, thick four-ply turtlenecks. Whatever the season, this is the place to stock up on [...] read more»
1997 Best Women's Clothing, Dresses

Divino

Boston
There is nothing like a good frock to get you through the day, and at Divino, the Versus line designed by Donatella Versace, has a [...] read more»
1995 Best Women's Clothing, After-Five Dresses

Henri Bendel

With a carefully chosen selection of dresses from designers like James Purcell, Zoran, Pamela Dennis, and Mark Eisen to choose from, you can be sure [...] read more»
1995 Best Women's Clothing, Career

Bloomingdale’s

Whether your career calls for Armani suits or just well-cut khakis, Bloomie's can outfit you in style. Special kudos to James Palazza, in Place Elegante, [...] read more»