• Party Dresses

    Crush Boutique

    Your RSVP is in, so a trip to Crush for the perfect party dress is in order…...

    Party Dresses - Crush Boutique Photo Credit: Katie Noble
  • Accessories

    December Thieves

    Lana Barakat grew up in Jordan and lived in London and Mexico City before putting down roots in Boston, and her shop’s stock is just as well-traveled… ...

    Accessories - December Thieves Photo Credit: Aley Lewis
  • Children's Clothing

    Bringing Up Baby

    Parents may be sleep deprived and subsist largely on a diet of sticky Cheerios, but at least their little bundles of joy can look like a million bucks…...

  • Consignment

    The Closet

    If your shopping list includes Chanel bags, Prada frocks and Balenciaga sandals, but your budget hasn’t yet caught up, the Closet is your happy hunting ground…...

  • Fashion Secret

    Covet + Lou’s Complimentary House Calls

    Shopping can be therapeutic. Bad lighting, long lines and parking wars? Not so much…...

    Fashion Secret - Covet + Lou’s Complimentary House Calls Photo Credit: Adam Detour
  • Handbags


    Wasn’t it Oscar Wilde who said, “I can resist anything except temptation … and handbags”?…...

  • Hidden Gem

    William Carlton Workshop

    On a quiet street off the North End’s main artery sits a new hat shop and haberdashery with a very old soul…...

    Hidden Gem - William Carlton Workshop Photo Credit: Katie Noble
  • Jewelry—Costume


    The pressing question for anyone who enters Folklorica is where to look first. The store is a richly colored jewelry box, full of go-big-or-go-home necklaces, pavé rings and face-framing earrings…...

    Jewelry—Costume - Folklorica Photo Credit: Aley Lewis
  • Jewelry—Fine

    Shreve, Crump & Low

    In the market for a 49-carat diamond necklace?…...

  • Jewelry—Vintage

    Twentieth Century Limited

    A few steps below street level in Beacon Hill lies a rhinestone wonderland that would make Liberace blush…...

  • Local Designer—Clothing

    Michael De Paulo

    One look at designer Michael De Paulo’s sumptuous gowns and recently added ready-to-wear line, and it’s not hard to believe that the talented designer was originally trained as an architect…...

  • Local Designer—Jewelry

    Hannah Blount

    Jeweler Hannah Blount first won the hearts—and fingers, wrists and ears—of fans with signature styles no doubt inspired by her Nantucket childhood and fisherman father…...

  • Men’s Clothing—High-End

    Mr. Sid

    The window displays at Mr. Sid would have Simon Doonan himself pulling out his pocket square to mop sweat from his brow…...

    Men’s Clothing—High-End - Mr. Sid Photo Credit: Adam Detour
  • Men’s Clothing—Moderate


    Aside from its name, there’s nothing about Uniform that suggests monotony…...

  • Men’s Suits

    Blank Label

    A great tailor is hard to come by; one who combines traditional skills with a modern sensibility is rarer still…...

  • New Addition

    NIC + ZOE’s Brick and Mortar

    Natick-based women’s line NIC + ZOE is carried at retail giants across the country (like Nordstrom and…...

  • Shoes

    Saks Fifth Avenue

    Ladies and gents agree that when it comes to kicks, Saks steps up to the plate…...

  • Sneakers

    New Balance Factory Store

    One of the perks of living within running distance of New Balance’s expanding Brighton headquarters?…...

  • Trend

    Wearable Tech

    Silicon Valley can keep its clunky wristwear and creepy glasses; Boston has a bevy of fashion brands churning out their own high-tech wearables…...

  • Up-and-Comer

    The Third Piece

    Close pals and knit-wits Carina Donoso and Kristen Lambert are reimagining knitted accessories in a youthful way with the Third Piece, a business that employs…...

    Up-and-Comer - The Third Piece Photo Credit: Stephanie Larsen
  • Women’s Clothing—High-End


    Home to exclusive brands that you won’t find in department stores, Serenella can be credited with introducing designers like Emilio Pucci, Romeo Gigli and Sophie Theallet to Boston…...

  • Women’s Clothing—Moderate


    In its decade in Boston, Dress has migrated from Back Bay to Beacon Hill, where it now calls Charles Street home…...