I'm shopping around for new flatware, and I have hit all the usual suspects: department stores, kitchenware stores, BB&B, Michael C. Fina, Amazon and others, to no avail. Anybody have any good sources, preferably at less-than-retail?
Looking for medium-to-chi chi quality stainless, 18/10, continental sizing, with more modern styling (think simple and minimalist). I have a thing for French- or Italian-made (like Mariposa) but I'm open. I also think I would prefer a set, as they seem to bring better value, but again I'm open. Any wholesale or restaurant-supply places that's also open to the public?
Thanks, all. I've exhausted all of my own ideas.