Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated in Boston

2011 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Serenella

Boston

Serenella may have turned 30 last year, but it’s hardly showing its age. The Newbury standby continues to display a sure hand in plucking the most-up-to-the-minute designs from venerable names…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, Narciso Rodriguez, Thakoon, and J….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 follows suit. The best looks…Read More

2008 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Tess & Carlos

Cambridge

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 temptation-filled of the retailer’s three…Read More

2006 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Louis Boston

Boston

Louis has long clothed our city’s who’s who in sometimes elegant, sometimes edgy apparel—Balenciaga and Zac Posen, Project Alabama and Proenza Schouler. Plus, the überchic staff isn’t übersnooty, offering honest…Read More

2005 Best Women's Clothing, Sophisticated

Serenella

Boston

The carefully edited collections draw us in, but it’s the velvet-rope factor that keeps us coming back: As the exclusive area retailer of such high-end treasures as Bottega Veneta bags,…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 Italy’s labels from Moschino to…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 the street from Urban Outfitters.”…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 Akris, which actually fulfills the…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 are represented, including Balenciaga, Roberto…Read More

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