Service and selection can't be beat, but you pay for the privilege.
What's good there: Williams-Sonoma's buyers are food-obsessed, and it shows on the store's shelves. Its exclusive items are worth every penny.
What you won't be told: Many name-brand items, such as cookware and cutlery, can often be found for less online or at department stores. If it's not a Williams-Sonoma exclusive, you might want to look elsewhere.