Shop these chic dishware finds from some of our new favorite retailers, including East Fork, Year & Day, and Lulu and Georgia. Dinner parties, anyone?!

By Madison Alcedo
March 07, 2019
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David William Baum for Year & Day

When it comes to decorating a new home or apartment or redecorating your current place, we know a few factors impact your buying decisions, including price, design, quality, and aesthetic. And when you find yourself searching for the best tableware to fill your kitchen cabinets, we know you might be on the hunt for functional yet chic dishware that you can use on an everyday basis.  

That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stores (that you may not have even heard of!) to shop for tableware pieces that’ll last. Yes, you could shop at some of the bigger home stores like West Elm, Pottery Barn, or Crate & Barrel, but sometimes some of the most unique pieces come from smaller brands that are actually even more affordable. Below, read why these stores made the cut as the best online stores to shop for unique tableware—including dinner sets, flatware, and glassware. Plus, be sure to check out our favorite pieces below that you can shop now—let the dinner parties begin!

David William Baum for Year & Day

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Whether you want to pick new tableware a la carte or as a bundle for your home, Year & Day has some of the chicest options we’ve seen yet. If you’re more of a minimalist but love when everything matches in your pantry, Year & Day offers its core ceramic pieces, including its big plates, small plates, big bowls, small bows, and mugs, in the brand’s four simple colors: Daybreak, Midnight, Fog, and Moon. Year & Day is also the first in its category to offer a “try-before-you-buy” option for tableware. Through the brand’s Pick Your Palette option, you can receive a sample kit that includes each of the core ceramic pieces in a variety of the colors. If you’re completely overhauling your dishware and flatware, you can go through Year & Day’s guided shopping experience that recommends a personalized, complete set based on your lifestyle habits.

 

East Fork

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Hand-crafted in North Carolina, East Fork’s selection of stoneware clay dishware and brass flatware make our minimalist-loving hearts flutter. The brand’s entire collection is made from regionally-sourced clay and is finished with food-safe glaze. Because the designs are minimal in design, it’s perfect for everyday use yet looks gorgeous for a dinner party.

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Food52

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We can’t get enough of the chic tableware options from Food52. If you’re obsessed with ceramic dinnerware, vintage-inspired cake stands, or Danish flowers vases to line your table, Food52 has it all. If you’re looking for dinnerware outside the box of the standard white dishes, we suggest scrolling through the brand’s many pages of pretty patterned plates.

Lulu and Georgia

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For the ultimate treasure trove of glam dinnerware, Lulu and Georgia has a refined selection of trendy yet one-of-a-kind tabletop pieces. If you love millennial pink, gold accents, fun prints (we’re talking flamingos!), this brand is your go-to for those who with want to accessorize their tables with a retro-glam vibe.

Le Creuset

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If your kitchen is full of the infamous Le Creuset dutch oven, you’ll need Le Creuset dishware to complement it. We love Le Creuset dish sets because of the multiple colorways that match any kitchen’s decor and color palette.

Lenox

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No list of the best places to buy dishware would be complete without mentioning Lenox—the classic 130-year-old dinnerware company. While the brand’s aesthetic tends to skew more traditional, we’re loving some of Lenox’s pieces that are embellished with gold.

Anthropologie

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While Anthropologie is known for its fashionable clothing, the retailer has a large array of unique home finds that add a stylish yet charming touch to your space. The brand often collaborates with artists to design beautiful products that you can only find at Anthropologie. After shopping Anthropologie's collection of more than 100 dinnerware products, you’ll be obsessed with throwing dinner parties.  

Kate Spade

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If you’re a fan of the designer handbag brand, you’ll love the familiar Kate Spade patterns embedded into dishware. While some of the dinnerware sets are on the pricey side, each bone China piece looks super glam and high-quality.

World Market

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While you could technically classify World Market as one of the well-known big box home brands, we can’t help but include them in our list since they offer such a fun selection of colorful patterned dishware for amazing prices. They have tons of tabletop entertaining essentials to shop (for both indoor and outdoor!), but each piece will give your table a look that includes a very curated and eclectic mix of dishware.

Snowe Home

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SNOWE Home’s mission is to provide its customers with beautiful, high-quality everyday essentials that can be used during any of life’s moments—from enjoying a bowl of cereal on the couch to entertaining large crowds. Even though the products might have a super simple aesthetic, they are designed with some of the highest-grade materials in the world, including Italian glass and Limoges porcelain. The company also offers dishware in bundles with pieces priced up to 15 percent less than purchasing items individually.