The edgy sister of playful accessories shop December Thieves stole our hearts. Lana Barakat has done it again with this curated boutique of global fashion and gifts. There are vegetable-tanned leather bags and horn-and-stone jewelry from Paris, shoes handcrafted in Berlin and funky apparel from the likes of Japan’s UCF and Toronto’s Nuit. And props to neighborhood florist Rouvalis for crafting the gorgeous moss wall, complete with ceramic bugs by a Portuguese artist.
51 Charles St., Boston • (857) 239-9149
2015 Winner: NIC + ZOE’s Brick and Mortar
Natick-based women’s line NIC + ZOE is carried at retail giants across the country (like Nordstrom and Zappos.com)…...
- Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave., Boston
- (857) 263-7777
2016 Winner: Crane & Lion
Named after yoga’s powerhouse Crane position and tension-busting Lion breathing exercise, this local activewear line has taken over Boston’s athleisure scene, opening three shops in the past six months and doing brisk business online...
- 460 Harrison Ave., Boston
- (617) 982-7145
2018 Winner: Paridaez
- 127 Charles St., Suite 1F, Boston
- (617) 835-5396