The haters guide to the Williams-Sonoma catalog →
[More:]Both the article and the comments are wonderful.
W-S is the US equivalent of Lakeland - although Lakeland doesn't sell tableware, and it has a massive section of household/cleaning products. But it does have the full spectrum of 'gourmet' food items
, foreign speciality kit
and useless, single-purpose utensils
. And it bombards you with catalogues, which I admit I love to receive, they're great bathroom reading.
Lakeland's saving grace is all the cleaning products it sells, and EasiYo
. I admit I can spent hours wandering round Lakeland, and I also love a good Williams-Sonoma browse, although neither are a patch on Sur La Table. I do love a good cookshop.