Pier 1 Imports Inc. is a Fort Worth, Texas–based retailer specializing in imported home furnishings and decor, particularly furniture, table-top items, decorative accessories, and seasonal decor. The first Pier 1 Imports store opened in San Mateo, California, in 1962. According to the company's official history, the original store catered to hippy baby boomers and featured love beads and incense. By 1966, Pier 1 had grown to 16 store locations, and established its corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. See "Pier 1 Imports". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2016-02-22.