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NYC holiday windows: traditional to abstract
By The Associated Press – 23 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Scenes ranging from the far-out and funky to those of Christmases past are taking shape in the windows of Manhattan's department stores as the holiday shopping season gets under way.

One of the stores taking a less-traditional approach is Bergdorf Goodman, which in five windows surrounds mannequins wearing designer fashions with all-white depictions of the four seasons plus the holiday season.

Nearby at Barneys New York, which is also known for its modern art twist on the season, the display plays tribute to the counterculture of the 1960s and includes a Volkswagen Beetle with a one-of-a-kind paint job featuring peace signs, flowers and other symbols of the decade.

Over at Bloomingdale's, the windows are inspired by singer Tony Bennett's new holiday CD and are done in a kitschy, vintage style reminiscent of the 1950s and '60s.

Those taking a more traditional approach include Lord & Taylor, which this year created scenes of Christmas treats, toys and songs.

The windows at Macy's, set to be unveiled Sunday, feature touch-pad technology and a behind-the-scenes look at the magical ways the elements of Christmas such as snow, stars, tinsel and ornaments are created.

At jeweler Tiffany & Co., designers used light and artificial ice to create a winter wonderland that highlights its trademark Blue Box and diamonds, while Saks Fifth Avenue's display features a series of snowflakes inspired by the new children's holiday book "A Flake Like Mike."


  1. Oh I absolutely love NY this time of the year. All of the window displays are incredible! My sister and I went the first of December last year and we had a blast! I want to go back!!!!

  2. I want to do this before I die too!! We are going to Chicago the day after Thanksgiving so I am hoping the windows and decor will be fabulous there as well:)

  3. The windows at Bergdorf are breathtaking!! I saw them this past weekend.


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