This job is great! I get to act like a tourist, without losing any street cred, all under the guise of journalism. What could be better? And honestly, how else are you going to convince your best (native New Yorker) friends to walk around midtown in the middle of winter to check out all the holiday window displays?
I probably would’ve gone and done it anyway, but when Carrie asked if I had the time to go Window Shopping I jumped at the chance and pretended to lament the fact that after class I had to “work,” so that I would have some company. Needless to say, it worked like a charm and all of you can now share in the experience of my walk down Fifth Avenue from 57th to 39th all without actually venturing into the cold, cold world out there.
Isn’t the internet just swell?
If you’d like to see more pictures from my night on the town check out the Window Shopping: Holiday 2007 Edition Photo Gallery. Also click here and here for past coverage of holiday windows in NYC.
The iconic Swarovski snowflake.
Tiffany & Co.
Van Cleef & Arpels delivers a show of technological force with their window display, which is comprised of flat-screen televisions playing a loop of their winter ad campaigns. Effective, though a bit stolid.
Along with monster-size baubles, the windows of Bergdorf feature large snails, and a double-take-inducing dog that could be taken for a disco ball.
Cartier wins the award for “Most Creative Use of Scaffolding.” Unfortunately, Cartier’s building is under construction, but that didn’t dampen their show of holiday cheer.
Here we see the Swarovski snowflake on display in the windows of Saks.
I love that Saks incorporates a “Where to Buy” element into their displays.
Lord & Taylor also notes what you see in their windows, on their windows.