DANVILLE, CA — “Hope” is Gaby Ghorbani’s one-word answer when asked why she wanted to open a physical retail store during a pandemic.
“When everyone is trying to get out of retail, my hope in the community and my hope in knowing that they want to support a business,” Ghorbani told Patch. On Tuesday, she will open the first physical location of her online jewelry, gifts and accessories business, Love You More.
Starting at 11 a.m., the store will host a grand opening at 175 E. Prospect Avenue in Danville, right next to Danville Chocolates. Light refreshments will be served.
The name “Love You More”, which is included in most jewelry, explains the company’s philosophy of positivity and giving back to the community. Most of the products are made fairly traded by single mothers in Mexico, and Ghorbani donates up to a quarter of the profits to local charities, including Benioff Children’s Hospital.
“It’s about loving more, not just loving but loving others more, and that’s how we can change,” she said. “I especially believe these days that you have to love yourself more, because that way you can really give the best of yourself, taking care of yourself.”
In the same vein, Ghorbani also founded the non-profit association Commitment to Humanitywhich empowers local children and teens to give back to the community.
Ghorbani founded Love You More online about four years ago. Her jewelry and accessories have been featured in Vogue, Forbes, Inc., Glamour, Nordstrom, and more.