Seasons – Pier 39, San Francisco, California

To kick-off our exclusive San Francisco Music Box Company retailer interviews, we have chosen “Season’” of San Francisco’s historic and forever popular Pier 39.

“Seasons” is not only one of the pier’s most beloved gift shops for visitors from around the world but also The San Francisco Music Box Company’s first home when they were an independent retailer. In addition to the California Sea Lions that have made their permanent home on the Pier, a two-story carousel sits at the end of the pier and is a popular tourist location for families.

Located on the 2nd Level of the Pier lives “Seasons”. We had the opportunity to speak with the owner, Robert Delgau, about his store and what makes it so unique.

What makes your Shoppe unique?
It has to be our product mix. We carry a lot of unique gifts,  stuff you can’t find everywhere else. We get people from all over the world, from Australia to the UK, that always comment that they have never seen anything quite like it. We are primarily a music box / ALL holiday gift store. We pride ourselves in our selection that varies from strange to very unique…it is really more of a “shopping adventure”. We are one of the busiest, top destination points in the world and our clientele is different every day. All age groups, ours are from everywhere.

How did you come up with your stores name?
We didn’t want to call it a Holiday store, we are a seasonal store…for all seasons and gift occasions.

What do you specialize in?
Most of our customers come to us for our music boxes. For example, our most unique musical gift is “The Teddy Takes Requests”. It is a teddy bear that plays the piano depending what hat is on his head. For example,if you put on the Christmas hat, he will play a variety of 25 songs. It has been our #1 selling item for 5 years. You can leave it out all year long.

Why do you sell SFMBC product?
Because I love music boxes and The San Francisco Music Box Company sells a great variety of musical products of various themes and types. Their quality is excellent and our visitors love them!

What is your bestselling SFMBC product?
Anything “Phantom of the Opera”.

For anyone visiting your neck of the woods, what do you suggest they ‘check-out’ while visiting?
(Laughs) I would have to say Pier 39!

How long has your store been in operation?
Season has been here for 6 years.

What would you like us to share with our readers?
Music boxes have been around for years and are still one of the best and most unique gifts you can give. Every girl has a ballerina music box and will carry down the tradition and get their daughters one and so on. Music boxes are all about family traditions. They are the one thing that they will always treasure as they grow older. They have always been, and always will be, one of the most unique and sentimental gifts you can give anybody.

You can visit Season’s at:
Pier 39, 2nd Floor (N213)
San Francisco, CA 94133
http://www.seasonssf.com
http://www.facebook.com/SeasonsSF?sk=wall

Hours:
Mon – Thu: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am-9:00 pm

 

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