Gump's San Francisco
Good Taste is Timeless
Gump’s San Francisco is open today at 250 Post Street, just steps from Union Square. Beloved by locals and tourists alike, our store showcases the very best in everything from elegant home decor and gracious entertaining to unparalleled jewelry and enchanting gifts.
During the holidays, our store transforms into a magical winter wonderland of joy and delight. A San Francisco tradition for generations, many families have looked to Gump’s to find a favorite handcrafted creation amongst the treasure trove of festive ornaments and Christmas decor. We invite you to find yours at our holiday shop at 240 Post Street.
Our store, website and catalogs are treasured by those in search of the unique and the unforgettable. Even in this world of multi-channel environments, Gump’s has continued to offer not only exceptional service, but also an experience — a journey of endless discovery. It’s true what they say: there’s only one Gump’s.
Thanks to the California Gold Rush, San Francisco was prospering in 1861 when Gertrude Gump and her husband established their business providing mirrors, gilded frames and cornices. When brothers Solomon and Gustave Gump eventually took over, they began selling art, décor, and fine tableware to newly minted millionaires.
Within a few years, business was booming; by the time Solomon’s son, Abraham Livingston, took over in the early 1900s, the store started shifting its focus. Using good taste as his compass, A.L. — as he was known — sent treasure seekers around the world to bring back unique and enchanting discoveries, including the finest in jade, pearls and colored gemstones along with porcelains and other fine home decor.
Throughout its storied history Gump’s has seen many changes — the most significant is its transformation from a modest mirror and frame shop into San Francisco’s premier destination for the very best in home décor, jewelry and gifts. The other big change is that this business that was started by a family 160 years ago is once again family owned — by ones who share the same passion as its founders in maintaining Gump’s original intent: to surprise and delight customers with beauty, elegance, a dash of whimsy — and always the unexpected.