The holidays and sparkle go hand in hand. One of the city's inspiration destinations is Gump's, with its glittering windows and luxurious gifts. This season, a new collaboration brings even more shine to Gump's: An exclusive Ashley Morgan jewelry collection, replete with intricate pavé detailing and rare gemstones.
French glassware designer René Lalique, who died in 1945, carries on his tradition of creating beautiful and intricate glassware through his successful firm, named after himself. This August, Gump's will be hosting Lalique's only interior design exhibition and trunk show in Northern California, featuring lighting, highly detailed panels and meticulously crafted furniture. Come enjoy the enduring sensibility of Lalique — luminosity, rich sculptural craftsmanship and highly detailed designers from August 9-August 28th.
Prior to this weekend, if you wanted to experience the color, innovation and delight of Soolip (a lovely paper crafts, letterpress and stationery store) you had to visit the charming Los Angeles shop or get a small peek via their website. On Sunday, Soolip comes to San Francisco with a wedding event that promises to showcase extraordinary vendors.
This year, Gump’s is getting real with their wedding event. In the past, the organizers have staged the happening on Sunday mornings, making it more of a mom-and-daughter kind of thing. This year, they are having an open house on the evening of Thursday, February 10. The fact that it’s after work means you and your betrothed will likely be near the Financial District (and NFL games won’t be on), so you can easily attend as a couple.
Celebrating 150 years in San Francisco next year, Gump's is an institution. Today the Union Square shop offers exclusive collectibles, artwork, antiques, jewelry and a range of tableware, books and furnishings.
It's our honor to offer a selection of holiday gifts from Gump's, hand-selected by our editors, for CH+D and 7x7 readers. We will feature one Gump's gift per day through 12/10.
With Christmas morning less than 72 hours away, the gift-buying window for 2009 is rapidly drawing to a close. Time is dwindling, yes, but all is not lost. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite destinations for fashion-minded last-minute gifts.
While most boutiques go dark during the afternoon of the 24th, lower Bernal Heights Secession Art and Design gallery and boutique is keeping the doors open until 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Even at the 11th hour, you can still scoop up unique gifts and works of art by independent artists and designers, including Colleen Mauer, Hilary Williams, Heather Robinson, Nous Savons, De Novo, Cara Lyndon, Minor Details, Orange Slice and many others.