The Moroccans and Chinese have it right. There is nothing…
Here’s a tip for any urban girl in San Francisco…avoid Gump’s like the plague. Unless you have an insane amount of willpower (or a huge trust fund) there is no way you can leave this store without a major dent in your credit card bill. Everything this store carries is gorgeous and most of it is wildly expensive. There are a few things that are both fantastic and affordable (that’s how they get you hooked):
- Bamboo Party Forks and Server – How is this adorable silver-plated 12 person cake service miraculously inexpensive? Sneaky bastards!
- Branch Flower Vase – Wouldn’t this be the perfect accessory for your desk? Just imagine how lovely it would look next to your pen cup and stapler. $95.
- Coral Bedding – At $300 for a duvet cover, this is expensive but not as expensive as it could be. I’ll give Gump’s partial credit for this drool-tastic set.
- Jean Louis Coquet Khazard Platinum China – At $400 a place setting is definitely not affordable…but it is soo gorgeous with the fern etching. I’ll take twelve please!
See! We have gone from $25 to $4,800 in thirty seconds. This is exactly why you need to avoid Gump’s. I am using all my willpower right now just to keep from running out of the office, dashing downtown and handing over all my money to the first salesperson I see.