And the winner is…

(Unsurprisingly) Bergdorf Goodman!

There should be an ”International Awards for Shop Xmas Windows” ceremony somewhere, if only to affirm that outdoing this B&G extravaganza is practically impossible. Except of course by B&G, who are somehow outdoing themselves every time! Hard to believe one can actually buy some of these items inside (I could probably afford a small box of macarons from Ladurée)…

Manhattan, 5th Avenue

December 9th, 2017

Christmas windows in the City

Holiday window displays in Manhattan are integrally connected with Christmas in the collective consciousness of New Yorkers – and in that of the regular, or even occasional visitors too. They’ve become part of the tradition, glitz and glamour and beauty of the holiday season and there just can’t be Christmas in the City without them.

Here, for instance, are some takes from Bergdorf Goodman’s breathtaking displays, inspired by some of the city’s most iconic institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History,  Museum of the Moving Image, The New York Botanical Garden, New York Philharmonic and New-York Historical Society (there are also windows for Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)  and UrbanGlass but I have no captures of them).

Entitled ”To New York with Love”, a celebration of the city’s ongoing love affair with arts, history and music, they are simply spectacular.


New York Philharmonic


The New York Botanical Garden


Museum of the Moving Image


American Museum of Natural History (and an avid admirer)


New-York Historical Society


And back to business with the commercial part and evening gowns – entrance in grand style guaranteed.


A ball in the Four Seasons, maybe? 


At which point I have to move on because I feel I’m turning green; head over heels (image from Elie Tahari)

Midtown Manhattan
December 17th, 2017