FASH­ION

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AKRIS

Bring­ing the finest Swiss lux­ury to New­bury Street, Akris shapes Boston women with its ar­chi­tec­turally in­spired cloth­ing made youth­ful with mod­ern twists. 29 New­bury St., 617-536-6225; akris.ch

ALAN BILZERIAN

Alan Bilzerian ad­vises cus­tomers to leave more time than usual to shop its avant-garde wares due to the high vol­ume of in­ven­tory and the em­pha­sis on dif­fer­ent fab­rics. With brands like Alexan­der McQueen, Is­abel Marant, and Issey Miyake, this shop cov­ers both ba­sics and fab­u­lously eclec­tic pieces. 34 New­bury St., 617-536-1001; alan­bilz­e­rian.com

ALL TOO HU­MAN

Lo­cated in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, this life­style bou­tique is re­defin­ing the city’s fash­ion scene, host­ing a va­ri­ety of es­tab­lished and emerg­ing de­sign­ers—Dries Van Noten, Delpozo, Rok­sanda, and Alyx, to name a few—as well as care­fully cu­rated ro­tat­ing art in­stal­la­tions. 236 Claren­don St., 857-350-3951; all­toohu­man­boston.com

BLOOM­ING­DALE’S

This up­scale depart­ment store of­fers its shop­pers per­sonal styling ses­sions from style ex­perts. De­sign­ers in­clude; Zadig & Voltaire, Maje, Alexan­der Wang, and more. 225 Boyl­ston St., The Shops at Ch­est­nut Hill, 617-630-6000; bloom­ing­dales.com

BROOKS BROTH­ERS

The van­guard of Amer­i­can her­itage style, Brooks Broth­ers of­fers clas­sic men’s, women’s, and chil­dren’s ap­parel. IN­SIDER TIP: The ox­ford shirts and cash­mere cable sweaters are un­par­al­leled. 46 New­bury St., 617267-2600; brooks­broth­ers.com

BURBERRY

The best of mod­ern Bri­tish fash­ion, Burberry of­fers its iconic ready to wear, out­er­wear, and ac­ces­sories at its New­bury Street bou­tique. Look for the evolved sta­ple trench coats with leather trim­ming and other cut­ting-edge de­tails. 2 New­bury St., 617-2361000; burberry.com

CALYPSO ST. BARTH

Bring­ing a French West Indies flare to New­bury Street, Calypso St. Barth is the mecca of all things high-end bo­hemian: But­tery leather jack­ets, sher­bert-col­ored cash­mere dusters, and head-turn­ing biki­nis are to be ex­pected. 114 New­bury St., 617-421-1887; ca­lyp­sost­barth.com

CHANEL

The iconic Parisian fash­ion house brings old-world el­e­gance and al­ways-on-trend stylings to its three-floor flag­ship of­fer­ing ready to wear, ac­ces­sories, and shoes. Sim­ply gor­geous. 6 New­bury St., 617-8590055; chanel.com

DOLCE & GABBANA

This jew­el­box of a bou­tique is a re­cent ad­di­tion to New­bury Street—and more than wel­come! In­dulge in Dolce & Gabbana’s bold, high fash­ion goods, in­clud­ing lux­ury leather and ex­trav­a­gant jew­elry and ac­ces­sories. 11 New­bury St., 857-254-0669; dol­cegab­bana.com

FRYE

From its beau­ti­ful brick cor­ner build­ing on New­bury Street, this Amer­i­can com­pany of­fers high qual­ity leather boots for men, women, and chil­dren. In ad­di­tion to footwear, shop a great se­lec­tion of hand­bags, wal­lets, belts, and other ac­ces­sories. Giddy up. 284 New­bury St., 617-247-3793; the­frye­com­pany.com

GUCCI

Step off of bustling Boyl­ston Street and into Gucci’s sleek space to view col­lec­tions from one of the most promi­nent fash­ion houses in the world. Hand­bags, ready to wear, shoes, ac­ces­sories—the brand’s com­pre­hen­sive ap­proach to fash­ion, reimag­ined un­der new cre­ative di­rec­tor Alessan­dro Michele, is on dis­play. 800 Boyl­ston St., 617-2473000; gucci.com

HERMÈS

This clas­sic Parisian fash­ion house, known for its iconic Birkin bag and silk scarves, lights up Her­itage on the Gar­den in a newly ren­o­vated bou­tique fea­tur­ing two floors of world-cov­eted ready to wear, ac­ces­sories, and shoes. 320 Boyl­ston St., 617-482-8707; her­mes.com

JOHN VARVATOS

John Varvatos’ love of rock ‘n’ roll is the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind his iconic de­signs— he is known for of­fer­ing some of the finest hand­crafted leather goods, ac­ces­sories, and ap­parel for men. 100 Hunt­ing­ton Av­enue, Co­p­ley Place, 617-236-8650; john­var­vatos.com

MAX MARA

Lux­u­ri­ous wrap coats, sleek sheaths, and swing skirts—all in top-tier fab­rics— are a given at this Ital­ian fash­ion house, whose aes­thetic is geared to­ward the con­tem­po­rary-chic woman who flaunts her re­fined, dy­namic, and so­phis­ti­cated style. 69 New­bury St., 617-267-9775; max­mara.com

MONCLER

From puffy ski parkas to slim wool sweaters, no one does sporty-luxe bet­ter than this French-Ital­ian brand.

IN­SIDER TIP: Make sure to give the sales as­so­ciates your num­ber: They will text you with cus­tom­ized mer­chan­dise for your size and style. Co­p­ley Place, 857-317-7619; moncler.com

NORTH RIVER OUTFITTER

Think New Eng­land in the form of a bou­tique. From plaid and twill pieces to the finest out­er­wear, North River Out­fit­ters has the ne­ces­si­ties for a sum­mer week­end on Nan­tucket or a win­ter ski hol­i­day. Fea­tured brands in­clude Joie, Peter Mil­lar, and Patag­o­nia. 122 Charles St., 617-7420089; northriver­out­fit­ter.com

PENG BAGS BY MEICHI PENG

Meichi has done it again! As if her cus­tom in­te­rior de­sign is not enough, Peng also pro­duces a col­lec­tion of hand­bags. Her lat­est is the ul­ti­mate back­pack: a con­vert­ible can­vas piece that is as chic as it is func­tional. With a black or caramel col­or­way, the bag el­e­vates the most mun­dane ac­tiv­ity into a so­phis­ti­cated ef­fort. Meichi Peng De­sign Stu­dio, 460 Har­ri­son Ave., Ste. A6, Boston, 617-521-8660; me­ichipeng.com

A Si­ne­sia Karol bikini and cover-up is a sure way to turn heads at the pool.

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