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Jun 11, 2007
Jun 11, 2007
Pricier items, and most of them are worth it! Easy to use site
Again, I don't have a Williams Sonoma store near me (about an hour away)so I rely heavily on the online store.
Looks and Layout:
This is one of the cleanest, finest online stores I have encountered. Because this is more high-end, I expect that and I get it. The front page has a bit of color, but nothing overpowering. Very welcoming.
You get the easy shopping tag at the top that drops down to reveal their categories like: new items, specials, cookware, books, tools, gadgets, tableware, sale etc. Very self-explanatory and easy to read. Click on whatever you want to go to and you are there. If you want to search, you can just enter a search word and it gives you plenty of product options. Since my kitchen is orange, I'll enter orange and get many great options.
Wide variety of products in each area. Whatever your style, you can find something. You can get very top-quality items in tableware and linens or lower, still great quality items in gadgets and towels. I am in love with their towels. I have ordered 10 packs of their towels and keep them on-hand. BUt they last forever and wash so great, that I still have some in storage! I order a lot in my color because they offer seasonal colors in towels, so I never know if my color will come back...that's one disappointment I can live with. Same thing with their Kitchenaid, spatulas and other special products--colors disappear and never reappear...
All and all, high quality no matter what I have ordered.
You have to expect to pay more. While I can catch some of my towels or spatulas and other items in the sale, most items don't go on sale and you pay a high price for them. For some products, I don't mind, but for some, like their specialty food line, I just can't justify the cost. Expect to pay for what you get.
This place also has a registry that you can send gifts through. Good presentation to recipient--I've had compliments. It's costly, though.
Shipping is expensive, but I usually get it on time or early so I don't mind the charge most of the time.
Check out is easy because they save all my info--click, click, click and it's on its way!
overall, this is a great sight to use, and the products are great, but on the expensive side. I only order when I need something, otherwise I'd go broke!