I was introduced to Bernardaud by a Macy's salesperson in Pasadena, CA (Lake Ave.) about 10 years ago when we decided to purchase a set of fine china. I chose this Cristal pattern, which is a classic, and it has been a great investment. We also have purchased some Dune dessert/salad plates to add to the mix. Cannot say enough about how much we love Bernardaud. And they never discontinue a pattern! Thank you, Macy's, for carrying this top-of-the-line brand.