Derby Street Shops Celebrates Twenty Years as the South Shore’s Premier Shopping and Lifestyle Destination

May 23, 2024 By Derby St Shops

Derby Street Shops, the premier open-air shopping and lifestyle destination on the South Shore, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this June. Since opening in 2004, Derby Street Shops has evolved as a vibrant community hub, integrating exceptional shopping and dining with valuable amenities, public art, and unique experiences and programming. The property is connected to the community more than ever and continues to redefine retail innovation. To commemorate this major milestone, Derby Street will bring everyone together for a very special week of celebrations.

Over the years, Derby Street has grown an unparalleled roster of over 60 first-to-market and direct-to-consumer brands, top-tier national retailers and best-in-class local businesses. Recent additions include sustainable performance apparel brand Vuori, blow dry studio Drybar, Pilates Studio [solidcore], iconic resort wear brand Lilly Pulitzer, and the forthcoming Ben & Jerry’s, Faherty, and bartaco, offering a unique beach-inspired dining experience. Derby Street’s 20th anniversary also commemorates some of its valuable local partnerships with South Shore businesses, such as The Shoe Market, a family-owned store that has been with Derby Street since its inception and is also celebrating its 20th anniversary at the property. In addition, after popping up for eight different holiday seasons, local surf and skate brand Levitate will open a permanent storefront at Derby Street on June 1.

“Derby Street Shops has always felt like the perfect fit for our family store. We’re honored to celebrate 20 years of partnership with the incredible team at WS Development,” says Greg Lagrotteria, Co-owner of Shoe Market.

“Over the past two decades, we have really evolved into a one-of-a-kind destination on the South Shore where guests can find exciting new-to-market brands alongside beloved local ones. We are so proud to continue bringing unique new businesses to the property and to foster our long-standing relationships with those that have been with us for many years,” says Caroline Hessberg, General Manager of Derby Street Shop. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are thankful for our loyal community and are thrilled to offer the South Shore a truly special experience.”

Derby Street Shops continues to bring the community together with over 100 events a year, including kid-friendly activities, holiday programming, outdoor fitness, music and so much more, with many events supporting local organizations. Long-standing partnerships with nonprofits like Arc of the South Shore, Hingham Unity Council, South Shore Conservatory, and Cardinal Cushing Centers have not only enhanced the property’s event offerings but have also provided substantial fundraising opportunities and inclusive programming, reinforcing Derby Street’s role as a community pillar.

As Derby Street looks to the future, it remains dedicated to evolving with its guests and setting trends in retail and community life. “Our anniversary is not just about celebrating the past but also about looking forward to the exciting developments to come. We are continually inspired by our community and strive to offer experiences that enrich lives and bring people together,” adds Hessberg.

Derby Street Shops’ celebratory series of events runs from June 4th to June 7th. The schedule features various festivities for all ages, including interactive kid-friendly entertainment, performances by local musicians, and fitness and wellness that celebrate the spirit of the South Shore. Events will take place on The Green and in the Shake Shack parking lot, with ticket proceeds benefiting several local organizations. The complete lineup is included below; registration is required for all events!

Anniversary Week Events

Sweat & Self-Care
Tuesday, June 4th, 6pm – 7:30pm
Location: The Green

Kick off the celebrations with a 30-minute outdoor POWER workout led by Pulse Studio’s Jenn Maturo, followed by mini self-care treatments from popular Derby Street businesses including Restore Hyper Wellness and Drybar, plus refreshments and giveaways from lululemon and Derby Street. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefiting South Shore Health.

Music & Martinis Coldplay String Quartet Tribute
Wednesday, June 5th, 6pm – 8pm
Location: The Green

Enjoy an elegant evening with a one-hour Tribute to Coldplay by the acclaimed Beacon Street String Quartet. Each ticket, priced at $20, includes two cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages, with proceeds supporting the South Shore Center for the Arts. (This is a seated event and not recommended for young children).

Summer Thursdays Anniversary Edition! Kids Magic Show with Jungle Jim
Thursday, June 6th, 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Location: The Green

Experience the magic with Jungle Jim, featuring a high-energy, family-friendly balloon magic show. Tickets are $5, benefiting the Hingham Unity Council. In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to June 10th.

Touch a Truck
Friday, June 7th, 6pm – 8pm
Location: Shake Shack Parking Lot

Explore a variety of large vehicles including fire trucks and construction equipment, meet the dedicated individuals who operate them, and enjoy activities like face painting and kids’ bike tune-ups from REI. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, with proceeds going to the Hingham Working Dogs Foundation.

For more information on Derby Street Shops’ 20th Anniversary celebration and to purchase tickets, visit here.

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