150 years ago, a modest mirror and frame shop became S & G Gump, purveyors of gilded moldings and grand cornices, European artwork and other trappings of 19th century elegance. Today, Gump’s is a San Francisco legend, recognized as an icon of superb taste and style and a must-see for any visitor to the City.
The genius of Gump’s has always been to seek and find the world’s most unique and beautiful treasures, including gemstones, fine art and other masterworks from Europe and the Far East. A Ch’ing Dynasty gilded Buddha, acquired decades ago, still gazes serenely over the store’s first floor. It is the largest of its kind outside a museum, and the only item in the store that is not for sale.
A retail pioneer since the beginning, today, Gump’s catalog and web site reach customers far and wide. In 2011, we launched our new online “flagship store” with customer-friendly features like one-step check-out, live Chat and product stories with tips on how to select gemstones or crystal stemware and silver, as well as mini-biographies of artists and designers. With our new web site, Gumps.com, a wonderful shopping experience at Gump’s is just a click away.
At Gump’s, we pride ourselves on sourcing unusual corporate gifts that make a distinctive statement. Our concierge staff provides personal service to assist in choosing a gift that imparts a sense of thoughtfulness, grace and taste. And each gift is elegantly packaged in our signature gold-lipped box wrapped in layers of hand-pleated tissue. Big or small, Gump’s will design and deliver a memorable gift.
Design trade professionals also seek out Gump’s to take advantage of our collection of unique furniture, lighting, accessories and other home décor products. We cull the best and most beautiful items from around the world, including pieces that embody our hallmark East-West aesthetic. And our service to the trade is one more reason that Gump’s is a San Francisco legend.
Recently, we debuted Gump’s Style, a collection of clothing and accessories for women who dress with simplicity, ease and elegance. Balancing comfort and luxe, Gump’s Style includes essentials like cashmere cardigans and ballet flats, jewelry with a delightful twist of the unexpected and unique pieces like silk jackets and scarves inspired by the aesthetic of the East and scarves hand-woven in Lake Como, Italy.
To this day, Gump’s remains an eminent purveyor of the exclusive and the luxurious—and a year-round destination for gifts from $10 to $10,000. True to our founders vision, we showcase the work of designers, artists and master craftspeople—from jewelry to furniture and table settings — and to seek out one-of-a-kind art and antiques for our gallery. Our collection also includes private-label gifts, from limited-edition Italian silk scarves to an award-winning fragrance collection.
We look forward to providing a singular shopping experience, and to upholding our legacy as the legendary San Francisco destination for luxury gifts, jewelry, artful objects and home décor. There is still only one Gump’s. – less