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Girls’ Dresses Galore

Best Dressed New York lives up to its name

Special occasion dresses should be, well, special. That’s the idea behind Best Dressed New York, a by-appointment-only boutique tucked away in an UES townhouse. Newly opened this winter by Cortney Cohen and Erica Serotta—two NYC moms with exceptional personal style and party-going girls of their own—Best Dressed carries exquisite party frocks that you simply won’t find in a department store or neighborhood shop (they do their due diligence as buyers). Not only does the boutique emphasize personalized one-on-one service (hence the appointment), but dresses are also stocked in limited quantities, lest a fête produce unplanned twins. You’ll find frills for babies, toddlers, and big girls from hard-to-find brands like tutu du monde and Mischka Aoki, casual-chic dresses from nelly stella, and feathered numbers by curio + kind, as well as custom silhouettes that can be beaded or pouffed to your liking (from $300). And if the perfect ensemble isn’t on the floor, they’ll do whatever recon is required to get it.

Best Dressed NY
136 E. 73rd St., bet. Park and Lex
212.600.4607; bestdressedny.com