About World Market

world-marketThe first Cost Plus World Market store was opened in San Francisco in 1958, by this businessman turned traveler and importer who had realized that there was a huge demand for original and handcrafted product from around the world. Through his store at San Francisco’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf, he started selling these items at cost, plus ten percent. This was how Cost Plus World Market was born. Even after 50 years the underlying passion of starting the business – to discover extraordinary items from around the world and make them accessible to all, remains.

From beautiful and trend-setting home accents to a phenomenal collection of international foods and wines – they have it all. Their Furniture section houses an impressive range of outdoor, indoor and home office furniture. They also have a section called entryway furniture. In other home accessories, they offer rugs and carpets, lighting options, home décor items, dining and cookware and jewelry and clothing. They also sell handbags, hats and hair accessories for women. The Food and Drink section has International wines, gourmet gift sets and different kinds of spices and condiments, jams and spreads, soups, meals and more.