March 11, 2021, Submitted by Derby Street Shops
Derby Street Shops expands upon its local offerings with the arrival of Mill 77 Exchange, opening Saturday, March 13, and featuring an exclusive variety of handmade furniture, décor, and a signature line of handcrafted objects for the home. Mill 77’s new store spans 8,000 square feet and is the brand’s largest yet. Guests will find a curated selection of locally made, vintage inspired furniture, décor and textiles, including pottery, wall hangings and art, accessories, throw blankets and pillows, seasonal gifts and more. Mill 77’s products are one-of-a-kind and many are handcrafted in its own custom build shop. Derby Street Shops is Mill 77’s second location following its recent opening at MarketStreet Lynnfield, and it’s the brand’s debut on the South Shore. It is located next to J. Crew. www.mill77exchange.com | www.derbystshops.com
Mill 77 was founded when owners Gary Bergeron and his wife, Julie, were moving out of their family home. While searching for a place to sell their furnishings and décor, and after years of dabbling in the furniture refinishing market, an idea started to form. Mill 77 launched using every piece of the couple’s own furniture as inventory, and has evolved as a locally loved, specialty home décor store showcasing upscale, recycled, industrial and custom-made furnishings. Passionate about all things vintage, the successful family business, which Gary and Julie run with their children and grandchildren, takes customers’ inspirations and marries them with their own imagination to offer the most unique collection of products.
“We couldn’t have chosen a better location than Derby Street Shops to bring our unique brand of vintage inspired home furnishings to our customers living on the South Shore,” says Julie Bergeron, Co-Owner of Mill 77 Exchange. “As a ‘Family First’ company, Mill 77 is a place where our children and grandchildren work alongside us to help keep our family dream alive. We look forward to sharing our passion with the Hingham community.”
“Mill 77 Exchange is an exceptional brand that was built on family values and a passion for making spaces feel special. As our first store opening of 2021, we’re thrilled to welcome Mill 77 into our mix of nine local businesses. From beautiful handcrafted furniture and décor to charming art and giftable items, our guests will find so many great pieces to fill their homes,” says Sherri Schuler, General Manager of Derby Street Shops.
Mill 77’s hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 10am – 7pm, Friday – Saturday 10am – 8pm, and Sunday 11am – 6pm. Covid protocols are in place to ensure customer and employee safety and include mandatory masks and social distancing. For more information on Mill 77 Exchange, visit www.mill77exchange.com and follow @mill77exchange.
About Derby Street Shops
Derby Street Shops is the South Shore's leading al fresco shopping & dining destination with an exceptional collection of over 60 stores, restaurants, boutiques. Located in the seaside town of Hingham, Derby Street is equidistant from Cape Cod and Boston. Leading stores and restaurants include Whole Foods Market, Apple, Capital One Café, Bonobos, Brandy Melville, Nantucket Kids, Gelato & Chill, Rev’d Indoor Cycling, Polkadog Bakery, Madewell, Vineyard Vines, Sephora, J.Crew, lululemon, Barnes & Noble, REI, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, and Burtons Grill. Nomai will debut at the property in Spring 2021. Enhancing its guest experience, Derby Street’s green space, Derby St. Green, features a robust variety of outdoor programming, including fitness, music, family-friendly events and seasonal activities. For further information, visit www.derbystshops.com or follow it on Facebook and Instagram. Derby Street Shops is conveniently located at 98 Derby Street, Hingham, MA.
About WS Development
Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class installations and activations. Established in 1990, WS is a vertically-integrated company that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 20 million square feet of existing space and an additional five million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country. For more information, visit www.wsdevelopment.com, call 617.232.8900 or follow WS Development on LinkedIn.