People in San Francisco have a reason for hope during the holidays, as their beloved Gump’s, with over 158 years of tradition, is returning to a temporary location for the holiday season. Gump’s, a luxury retailer based in San Francisco, California and New York City, New York, will be back in a former location that they maintained for about 80 years.
Gump’s is returning to sell their luxury goods from Asia, such as ornaments, jewelry, pearls, jades, other precious gemstones, linens and tableware, furniture and apparel. They are also known for their simply amazing tabletop, china and fine crystal departments as well as their top-tier designer products such as from Hermes and Buccellati.
Gump’s began in 1861 in San Francisco, when Solomon Gump and his family opened the store, selling mirrors with fine gold inlays.
Gump’s will have their signature, exquisitely decorated trees and windows to inspire awe and holiday cheer. Often, they have kittens up for adoption by the SPCA in their elaborately decorated windows. Their former location on Union Square was known to consistently draw the largest holiday crowds of tourists and locals alike.
John Chachas and his family, who sat on the board of the store in the past, acquired the store and will be reopening in a familiar San Francisco location that the family owns in mid-October. Chachas reports that the family will decide upon a permanent location for the store after the holidays. Visit This Page to learn more.
The website will also reopen on October 16, with a larger selection of items than will be available in the temporary store location. Also, there will be a celebration of the store’s reopening on the 16th. Gump’s fans will be able to watch the store opening preparations as they unfold on the Gump’s website as well as on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Read This Article for additional information.