My better half and I are putting together a wedding registry. We're looking at plain white plates for both casual and formal use. We're considering Denby, which is available for us to look at locally at Macy's, but their set is a bit too large for our current cabinets and dishwasher (hey do fit in other homes we've tried them in, and we won't be in our current spot much longer, so hopefully that won't be an issue). I've read that Apilco and Pillivuyt are also good quality; I haven't tried them first hand as it seems Williams Sonoma is their major retailer here and the nearest WS to me is a couple hours away. Wedgwood doesn't seem to have a plain enough design offering for our tastes.
Between Denby, Apilco, and Pillivuyt, who would you choose? Is there someone else we should look at?
We're also looking at Kate Spade's Malmo pattern flatware, but I'm not sure who makes it. http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/ka...
Can anyone speak to its quality, or recommend a durable flatware maker with simple, modern designs? Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn have similar designs available, but I'm uncertain who wins on quality there.