Hingham for the holidays

Shirts from Levitate.
Shirts from Levitate.

Who says the shopping’s better in the city? In addition to its regular roster of big brands (J.Crew, Eileen Fisher, Anthropologie, and the like), Derby Street Shops hosts three pop-ups this season, and they’re all local businesses with plenty to offer. Marshfield-based surf brand Levitate, back for its third season, stocks heavyweight flannels, swimwear, and gifts from other similarly minded brands. Elburne, an eco-friendly boutique in Dennis, showcases prints, pillows, and serveware, as well as reclaimed products. In addition to running plant care workshops, Maryann Gibbons of plantsandponytails offers succulents, cacti, and air plants in adorable containers, as well as potting services. Bonus: Stores open at 9 a.m. in December. Derby Street Shops, 100 Derby St., Hingham, 781-749-7800,

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