Without a doubt, one of the best things about the holiday season are the store windows. Especially major department stores in New York, Paris and London. They usually go all out with seemingly enormous budgets devoted their windows, which sometimes don’t even feature any actual products that they sell.
If you’ve never been to New York during the holiday season, we highly recommend it! The only word to describe the atmosphere is: magical.
In lieu of actually travelling to these cities, we’ve decided to share with you our favourite stores windows of the season.
That being said, please note that these photos might not reflect the grandiosity of the real thing.
Here are some of our favourites:
Bergdorf Goodman (New York City)
Bergdorf collaborated with the prestigious Swarovski to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the crystals. The overall theme of this year’s windows is ”Brilliant Holiday” and we think they accomplished that. We particularly like the window with the fortune-teller set-up. It’s all very enchanting.
Barneys New York
Barney’s took their theme quite literally this year. ”Chillin’ Out” is easily identifiable with the giant ice sculptures created by the Ice Castles company in the fully operational ice boxes created just for the occasion. In one window, they even have live ice block carving performances by Okamoto Studios! They really went all out.
Credit: Barneys New York/YouTube
Lord & Taylor (New York City)
Lord & Taylor decided to celebrate our holiday traditions, specifically food, for their window displays. Their theme is called ”A few of our favourite things”, and they’ve transformed themselves into a children’s paradise with giant candy everywhere. One can’t help but dream of taking selfies in there!
Do you have a favourite holiday display memory from childhood? Share with us!