Whether you’re noshing on leftovers, watching Christmas Vacation again, or shopping the after-Christmas sales, we thought we’d help you eke out another ounce of holiday cheer with some pictures from the holiday window displays around New York City. The amount of creative work that goes into the windows is always inspiring. Making the pilgrimage has become one of our treasured holiday traditions, so we thought we’d share some of our favorites here.
Here are some highlights from the same route we shared in last year’s post:
Bloomingdale’s windows feature the work of visual artists who created one-of-a-kind chandeliers based on the word “light”, which is their holiday campaign theme. The chandeliers will be auctioned off to benefit the Child Mind Institute.
Barneys New York:
Barneys unveiled the Love Peace Joy Project with windows featuring the work of well-known artists and celebrities. “Our intention was to take the theme of Love Peace Joy and filter it through the eyes of five extraordinary, creative people,” Creative Director Dennis Freedman said of the project.
Bergdorf’s theme, Destination Extraordinary, is a compelling collection in shades of green from rich emeralds to leafy tones. The windows depict a dreamlike itinerary of lush locales, unexpected landscapes and verdant gardens. According to David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation, “The windows are like magical realist versions of natural history museum dioramas.”
Saks Fifth Avenue:
Saks Fifth Avenue chose the delectable theme Land of 1000 Delights, tempting all passersby with windows filled with candy-colored decor. The festive windows draw a parallel between the sweet childhood temptations and the luxe store offerings that grace many an adult wish list.
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend with loved ones!
– L. and J.