Williams Sonoma is like FAO Schwartz for grown-ups — especially grown-ups like us, who get excited about things like Dutch ovens and artisan sea salt. So you can imagine our excitement when we got our hands on the retailer's finalized Black Friday deals, of which there are many. The retailer is seriously offering dozens and dozens of sales — including 40 percent off KitchenAid appliances, up to 60 percent off Global knives, 50 percent off Riedel Overture gift sets, and more.
While all the major retailers are having sales for (and around!) Black Friday, these exclusive-to-Williams Sonoma sales offer some of the best prices in town. Here are the five brands and products you should definitely shop for at Williams Sonoma.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Faith Durand, says that every cook needs one great frying pan and the All-Clad fry pan is "the granddaddy of them all." It's heavy, cooks evenly, and is perfect for searing and sautéing. And this fry pan set is now on sale for $150 (usually $250). Alternatively, this 5-piece set from the d1 collection is $300 (originally $595) and includes a 10-inch fry pan, 2-quart saucepan and lid, and a 3-quart sauté pan and lid. Prices are also majorly slashed for a 7-piece set, 10-piece set, or a 13-piece set too!
If there's one holiday treat Williams Sonoma is known for, it's these festive tins of peppermint bark. This year, peppermint bark-related goods in every shape and size are marked down 25 percent. Get a few little ones for stocking stuffers and a bigger tin for your boss.
Just in time for all the holiday cookie baking ahead, Williams Sonoma is slashing prices for their signature bakeware line, up to 20 percent off. We're big fans of the Goldtouch Nonstick 3-Piece Cookie Bakeware Set ($40; was $75) and recommend getting it for your favorite holiday cookie connoisseur. These baking sheets won't warp, ensure that cookies release easily, and distribute heat evenly so each treat turns out as perfectly as the last. This 4-piece set is also a great option for any wannabe baker who's just starting out in a new home.
ALERT, ALERT! More than 70 different Nespresso machines are up to 50 percent off at Williams Sonoma. Options include the super-fancy Creatista Plus with an integrated milk frothing system for $340 (down from $900) and the more casual Pixie Espresso Machine for $150 (down from $230). Check out the offerings and pick the one that works best for you — or any other caffeine-lovers in your life.
For serious sparkling water fans, the Aqua Fizz is a must. This super-sleek gadget carbonates tap water at the touch of a button and comes with two 20-ounce glass carafes for storing and preserving the fizz. We're told it will soon be on sale for $100 (down from $180), and other models are currently on sale.