[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I had searched many options for new flatware when Bloomingdale's had a 1-day sale that included V&B patterns. After online searching/consideration, I went to Bloomies to try them on for size because how the flatware feels in my hand was the primary characteristic most important to me.
After trying the few options that Bloomies had on hand for me try (not all that's available online), I chose the French Garden design and bought service for 8 on the spot and later 2 more settings for total of 10 settings, which had to be shipped to me since Bloomies did not have them in stock.
The flatware is the right weight for my taste, looks rich and stylish and also important; dishwasher safe.
If you order online, do check the inventory on receipt because my shipment had two dinner forks in 1 setting and lacked the salad fork. The Bloomies sales guy whom I worked with immediately shipped out a new setting for me. Amazingly, that new setting also had 2 dinner forks and no salad for, so he will send me a new fork.
Excellent service at Bloomies and I'm so happy with my choice of French Garden, but who ever is packing up the items for shipment needs a quality control check before shipping.