Our Story

It all began in the late 1950s when a San Francisco businessman turned traveler and importer began selling shiploads of hand-woven wicker from one of the city’s piers. As crates were unloaded, customers lined up and loaded up. He turned his shiploads into a storefront on San Francisco’s famed Fisherman’s Wharf in 1958 and it quickly became a destination for those who craved original and handmade items from around the world.

Today we continue to search the world for unique artisan goods and handicrafts, international food favorites and design inspiration for our furniture and home décor. And we continue to focus on value and affordability so that our products are accessible to anyone who wants to make your home and your special occasions uniquely you.