Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New York Stores Unveil Holiday Windows

The city's department stores are unveiling their holiday displays all this week. From a messy food fight to exotic travels, each store takes you on a unique holiday journey.

Children check out a Barneys New York window: Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri with his signature squeeze bottle and Wolfgang Puck, who is chewing on a giant shrimp, are in the throes of a food fight.

Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse get in on the action.

Another Barneys window showcases what Doonan calls the food firmament's "gourmet glamor girls"--Rachael Ray, Lidia Bastianich and Paula "Ms. Butter" Deen among them.

Simon Doonan, the creative designer for Barneys New York, created the holiday windows along with his team.

Sandra Lee, who is dating New York Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo, is featured in one of Barneys' windows.

Henri Bendel unveiled its holiday window which features the Nutcracker theme.
Theme: "The Nutcracker" (712 Fifth Ave.)

Lord and Taylor went with its customers' favorite New York memories for its holiday windows this year. One of the scenes pictured is of a White Christmas.

Lord and Taylor includes past and present memories of Christmas in its windows, including this 1950s Christmas scene.

A couple decks the halls in a scene in one of Lord and Taylor's holiday window.

Bloomingdale's decided to go digital this year in its holiday windows.

Bergdorf Goodman has a wanderlust theme for its holiday windows.

Two gents pause to check out Bergdorf Goodman's holiday windows.

Bergdorf's windows are packed with cool old-school maps.

More vintage items in Bergdorf's holiday windows.

Macy's kept it traditional this year. It presented scenes from the popular Christmas folk story "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" in its holiday windows.

A detail from Macy's "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" window series.

The puppets are incredibly sharp looking in Macy's holiday windows.

Saks' holiday windows will be unveiled on Monday. The main character in its window series is a little girl who is obsessed with bubbles and snowflakes

The little girl in the Saks windows wanders through a cabinet of curiosities which becomes the passageway into an enchanted land.

Saks Director of Windows Julio Gómez shows off an octopus as the holiday windows are being set up. Its windows will be unveiled on Monday.

The Saks windows open with a cocktail party at a giant table setting.

(Photos and captions courtesy of Abbie Fentress Swanson: WNYC/WQXR and the New York Daily News).


  1. These are just beautiful... thank you for sharing... its definitely putting me in a New York state of mind... xo HHL

  2. excellent post,bravo


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