Best of Boston

Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

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»
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»