Award-Winning Fashion Boutique Native Sun to Open Pop-Up Shop in Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (August 2020) – Native Sun, an award-winning women’s fashion boutique, will open a pop-up shop in Newburyport at 20 Pleasant Street on August 13th. Native Sun first opened in Newburyport in 1989 and was a popular fashion destination for over 21 years.

The winner of multiple fashion designations including Best of Boston 2004, Native Sun returns to Newburyport under the leadership of founder John Darke and his wife Lisa. The boutique will feature a wide selection of contemporary women’s wear from top designers including Michael Stars, Splendid, Free People, Nicole Miller and Margaret O’Leary, among others. Shoppers will find a wide selection of denim, tee shirts, accessories, and gift items. 

Native Sun is part of New England Development’s Pop-Up and Specialty Leasing program that provides shoppers with innovative shopping and dining options, as well as unique experiences, while also creating business opportunities for local and national entrepreneurs.

“We are delighted to welcome Native Sun back to Newburyport,” says Rebekah Macchia, Marketing Director of Newburyport Development. “Area shoppers and visitors are eagerly awaiting their reopening,” she adds.

Newburyport Development
Newburyport Development, a New England Development Company, is located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts, where you’ll find historic neighborhoods and cobblestone streets alongside contemporary restaurants, a shopper’s paradise, and modern galleries. As one of Newburyport’s leading property owners and property managers, Newburyport Development owns more than 50 prime retail/office locations and residential units throughout downtown Newburyport, plus Newburyport Marinas, Michael’s Harborside restaurant, Harborside Catering and the Phoenix Room function facility.

Newburyport shops include Lively Kids, francesca’s, Talbots, M.K. Benatti Jewelers, SOAK and many more. Dining selections feature Michael’s Harborside, The Poynt, Brick & Ash, Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante, and Tuscan Sea Grill & Bar, among others. All are part of Newburyport’s vibrant waterside setting, which offers some of New England’s best fishing, boating, dining, and shopping. For more information, visit and

New England Development
For over forty years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management - delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers.

The company is acclaimed for creating some of the country's most widely-recognized and successful regional centers, as well as multifaceted developments that combine retail, residential, hotel, and office uses. Outlet centers, high-end and street-front retail, airport retail, golf courses, restaurants, and marinas round out New England Development's robust portfolio. For more information, visit