Our Story

Although Pier 1 Imports is one of the world’s most recognized brands, we’ve certainly seen our share of changes since opening our first store in 1962. Over the past five decades, we experienced amazing growth in sheer number of products, stores and customers.

As we grew, we held onto the things that worked, like the classic Pier 1 Papasan, and we let go of a few things that didn’t. Did you know we used to sell goldfish?

We remain fresh and relevant by remembering who we were and looking forward to who we’re becoming. We will always seek out innovative products. We will always take risks. We will always strive to surprise and delight our customers.

Learn more about our history

Explore Our Culture:

Employees at the 2017 United Way Day of Action

United Way Day of Action

Every year our associates gather together for the United Way Day of Action, and this year we visited ACH Child and Family Services, an organization dedicated to helping children, youth and families in our community overcome life’s challenges. We decorated several common areas, gardened, cleaned, and in true Pier 1 fashion, had a little fun along the way!

Ronald McDonald House

Thank you to the New Orleans Ronald McDonald House for letting our Pier 1 Imports team play a small part in your incredible 35-year history of helping families in need!

Employees at the Ronald McDonald House
Employees dressed up as fruits.

Blue Zone

Pier 1 Imports is on the way to becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite; needless to say, our associates are bananas about it!

Workout at Pier 1

Onsite instructor-led boot camp during lunch? Check!

Employees working out at the Pier 1 on-site gym
Store Associate helping students get their back-to-school necessities

Back to School Event

One of our talented associates, Vincent, stands next to our Pier 101 Play & Learn area where he taught customers about fun dorm décor and space saving options. Great job Vincent!