Pier 1 Imports began with a small store in San Mateo in 1962. Since then, it has grown to more than one thousand stores across the country. Pier 1 is known for providing home furnishings at a value. The stock each store holds is constantly changing to meet what customers want. Pier 1 carries a range of items from candles and frames to furniture and more. It has seasonal items that brighten up the home as well as everyday items. The store is well-organized, with different sections for its different goods. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.