Window Shopping

Window Shopping

Time is running out to catch our iconic New York City holiday windows this year. Here’s a roundup of the best of the bunch:

Macy’s is all about loving our fair city this year. Its theme? The Perfect Gift Brings People Together. There are mice on motorcycles, ice skating rinks, feline ballerinas, trains and a dollhouse, plus Santa himself directing conducting a holiday show and driving his sleigh past the top of a skyscraper.

Barney’s can lay claim to the most whimsical windows in the city. Haas for the Holidays is the theme. (Haas is the last name of the twin designers that created the windows.) The windows are really out there–in a good way. Where else would be able to see a rainbow zebra, 3-D snakes, a sparkly pony and a stylish “Rhinona¬†Wyder” in sequined sunglasses? Crazy, festive and fun.

To New York with Love is the theme of Bergdorf Goodman’s windows. And yes, they’re exactly that: a love letter to our city. Replicas of some of our most historic landmarks and cultural institutions are represented, like the New York Botanical Gardens, the American Museum of Natural History (complete with crystal dinosaurs) and the New York Philharmonic.

Bloomingdale’s windows pay tribute The Greatest Showman, the biopic on the legendary P.T. Barnum starring Hugh Jackman that just came out. Circus scenes abound. So do Swarovski crystals–apparently, 7.6 million of them were put to use in creating these windows. If you’re fascinated by trapeze artists and a bearded ladies, these are the windows for you!

Saks Fifth Avenue is also promoting a film, though not a recent one. Celebrating 80 Years of Disney’s Snow White pays tribute to the seven dwarfs fairest-in-the-land pal. Each window will depict a different scene from the movie

Lord & Taylor partnered with the Hallmark Channel on The Best and the Brightest. Each window depicts wintery scenes like rabbits cavorting with other woodland creatures or polar bears in the arctic greeting each other with a high five. The difference between Lord & Taylor and the others? Their windows have been engineered to have a snow globe effect. Pretty cool, huh?

As a rule, the windows stay up until the new year, so there’s still time to check them all out!

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