Discover where to spend an afternoon drifting through local luxury.
In Hingham, you don’t have to go very far to experience pure opulence and extravagance. Here in town, you can find the big-name brands you see in magazines and local hidden gems all in one place. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite places to shop ‘til we drop. Enjoy!
Derby Street Shops
If you’re looking for a bright, happy spot to roam around that’s as “pretty as a picture,” Derby Street is the place to be. As you step into this world of color, you’ll experience a classic yet quirky ambiance. The cheery shops have a distinctively clean and crisp New England aesthetic, with everything from food and drink to beauty and wellness. There are over 65 spots to shop and dine at, consisting of both local and national brands such as Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, J. Crew, and more. Derby isn’t just about retail, though—it’s about the experience. In this polished yet playful destination, the open-air, pet-friendly atmosphere has a Hidden Pond that’s perfect for strolling and beautiful open spaces to enjoy with the whole family. There are always unique, fun, and free community events going on, from fitness classes to lively fundraisers. You can even take a photo in front of Woody Wall, the hand-painted mural that gets a new look every season. At this laid-back yet sophisticated seaside nook, you’re bound to have a great day and a successful shopping session.
Prepare to be dazzled in historic and picturesque Downtown Hingham. If you love a small-town feel, you’ll adore the lovely atmosphere on these streets. Spanning from gorgeous and down-to-earth Main Street to the stunning Hingham Harbor, you’ll find a delightful and eclectic array of stores, restaurants, museums, and other hidden town treasures. Charming doesn’t begin to cover it: all of the shopping, dining, arts, culture, and services are locally-owned. Whether you’re new in town or have been around the block a few times, there’s always a fresh face to meet or a familiar friend to see. There’s everything from artisans and flower shops to boutiques and locally-sourced markets as well as community events like “Third Thursday Stolls” and “Hingham Arts Walks.” This special shopping haven will always welcome you home.
The Launch at Hingham Shipyard
The Launch is a delightfully airy, seaside shopping oasis with a lot of history. About 30 minutes south of Boston and north of Cape Cod, this destination is well-known because of its shipbuilding days during the height of World War II. The workers at the Hingham Shipyard launched 227 ships at record speed, surpassing the Navy's expectations and giving it legendary status. Now, it’s a lively collection of restaurants and shops that people from all over come to visit. Right on the water, you can shop in stores such as Old Navy, AT&T, Ulta, Unleashed, and Bed Bath & Beyond, then grab a bite to eat at Boathouse Bistro or The Fresh Market. Not only can you take a fitness class at Pure Barre, get your nails done at Star Nails, or even enjoy a painting class at Muse Paintbar, you can take a walking tour of the harbor to launch yourself back into history. The MBTA Water Shuttle docks right on the premises, so pack your bag and get ready for a shopping day in the sun.
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