Gumps of San Francisco has been recently acquired and is scheduled to open under new leadership this fall. This unique, iconic home retail and gift business has a new owner John Chachas, a New York investor who began working with the company in 2007. Gumps once family owned by founder Solomon Gump is staying with its family tradition.
Gumps will be opening a temporary location in San Francisco for the holidays this fall as well as an online e-commerce business. Anne Chachas, Executive Vice President says, “We believe this iconic brand has a unique ability to curate an exceptional product that can once again delight clients for years to come.”
The company has served millions of clients since it was founded in 1861. As a home textile, home decor retailer, the company sells furniture, jewelry, accessories and features some designer goods such as Buccellati and Hermès.
Gumps has also kept collections of pearls, gemstones, crystal and china. For over a century, Bay Area families and tourists have stopped to admire some of the exquisite treasures that the store has to offer.
Antoinette Gump a great granddaughter of the business’ founder has helped with the re-launch and transition. The family of John and Diane Chachas will be in charge during this period. Johns three children Anne, Christopher and Jack will be available for Gumps during the 2019 holiday season. See This Page for additional information.
Shoppers may miss the stores famous Buddha. It used to display a bronze painted statue at the Post street location. Now that Gumps has moved to become e-commerce older customers will miss the old Buddha Statue seen in Gumps photographs.
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