Best of Boston

Best Women's Clothing, Vintage

2010 Best Women's Clothing, Boutique

Louis Boston

Boston
The Northern Avenue store is half the size of the old Newbury digs, but it’s a far better representation of Debi Greenberg’s style vision. Eveningwear […] 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»
2010 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Serenella

Boston
Thirty years in, Serenella has blossomed under current owner Leslee Shupe, who works hard to keep her clients well appointed. Covetable pieces by Giambattista Valli, […] read more»
2010 Best Women's Clothing, Cocktail Dresses

Gia Ventola

In a dressed-down economy, it’s tempting for shop owners to forgo fancy frocks. Gia Ventola, however, is an outlier, stocking a sophisticated assortment of pieces […] read more»
2009 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses, Affordable

Bobbles & Lace

Boston
Just looking at the price tags will bring on a festive mood at this so-girly boutique, where silk and tulle confections by Esley, Aryn K., […] read more»
2009 Best Women's Clothing, Upscale

Serenella

Boston
As department stores and other competitors were busy freaking out over the downturn—buying less, discounting mor—Serenella owner Leslee Shupe Korff made some minor but pointed […] read more»
2008 Best Women's Clothing, Accessories, South

Crossing Main for Shoes

Hingham
Opened last fall, the Crossing Main spinoff has been drawing local style fiends with the kind of high they formerly got in Boston: killer heels […] 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»
2008 Best Women's Clothing, Accessories

Barneys New York

Boston
Take it off, you say? We say piling it on can be much sexier. In addition to its sweat-inducing shoe and handbag departments, the bilevel […] read more»
2008 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Serenella

Boston
Owner Leslee Shupe Korff believes in reviving the lost art of feminine dressing—tailored skirt, statement coat, and well-paired heels (always heels)—and her immaculately edited shop […] read more»
2008 Best Women's Clothing, West

Tess & Carlos

Newton Centre
Feeling in need of a foreign fling? Come dally among the handsome imports at Newton’s Tess & Carlos—at 4,000 square feet, the biggest and most […] read more»
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»