1. definitely +1 for net-a-porter.
2. as mentioned before, some of the Eidos, Sage de Cret, Niche, Blue Blue, Inis Mean, Frank Leder can all be 'subverted' for woman's clothing. In fact a lot of it can be unisex, if marketed that way.
3. I don't really see an equivalent in womenswear to "thoughtful curation of artisanal makers with close attention paid to quality, craftsmanship, and provenance." Women's classic clothing (if there is such a...