Best Women's Clothing, Casual in Boston

2015 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Viola Lovely

Boston

Have just 30 minutes to assemble a head-to-toe weekend outfit? Here’s help. Lisa Cancelli Picard’s South End boutique—the first city outlet of her North Shore chainlet—is a one-stop coffer of…Read More

2014 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Dress

Boston

The swish crowd shed tears when Dress bid adieu to Newbury Street in May 2012. Thankfully, owners Martha Pickett and Jane Schlueter reopened their girly-cool boutique on Beacon Hill last…Read More

2013 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Vira

Boston

Radhika Rana and Vivek Patel’s year-and-a-half-old Beacon Hill shop is a breath of fresh air on a sometimes-stagnant retail scene. The Fashion Institute of Technology-trained duo eschew safe, seen-it-everywhere brands…Read More

2012 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Mint Julep

Brookline

We feel pretty—and fizzy and funny and fine—every time we enter Brooke Garber and Stephanie Nist’s boutiques. They stock the fete-ready dresses we’ve come to expect, plus pieces from favorite…Read More

2011 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

The Tannery

Cambridge

Thanks to buyer Brittney Rothweiler’s eye for sophisticated yet street-inspired clothing, the Tannery comes off like something you’d stumble upon amid Milan’s fashion-filled back alleys. Pieces like J Brand wax-coated…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 keep packing their Newbury digs…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 keep packing their Newbury digs…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 of them found only here):…Read More

2007 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Dress

Boston

Blessed with great taste and strong buying instincts, co-owners Martha Hilfinger and Jane Schlueter have stocked their airy 900-square-foot Back Bay boutique with work-to-play separates and delicious dresses from modern…Read More

2006 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Parlor

Boston

Yes, we know: We look cute today. We looked cute yesterday, too. But really, we can’t take all the credit. We had help from best-friend team Kelly DiNisco and Nilda…Read More

2005 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

Stil

Boston

Because we never want to show up to the party wearing the exact same outfit as someone else. Because owner Betty Riaz works hard to stock her ultramodern shop with…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: ruffled skirts, satin skirts, and…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 brim with trendy threads and…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 trendy and sophisticated. This precious…Read More

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