The best clothing stores in Boston
A move to larger digs a few years back meant only good things for this leading-edge women’s boutique. More rack space means more styles from the likes of Ace & Jig, Current/Elliott, Rachel Comey and others. Capsule collections of shoes, jewelry and accessories are also on display, as are home goods like candles and fragrances. You’ll even take inspiration from the interior design of the boutique, which feels as much like a beautiful Beacon Hill studio apartment as a retail space.
A suburban shoe store expanded its horizons and the city’s fashion-conscious were the richer for it. The South End shop is as focused on clothing as footwear, carrying coveted designers like Isabel Marant and Lemaire. The shop’s denim collection is arguably the best in town and staff members are skilled at guiding customers towards the perfect pair of jeans. A well-curated selection of sunglasses, jewelry and, of course, footwear means you can build a head-to-toe look in one visit.
Opened by a mother-daughter duo, this South End boutique is the perfect place for ladies of all ages to try on girly wares from hard-to-find designers, with an emphasis on proprietor favorites like Lauren Moffatt. Tucked away just off the main drag of Tremont Street, the shop's rustic, whimsical decor is positively enthralling.
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