Friday Fun: Those Department Store Windows!

Hello-Hello, and happy Friday. We hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving, we certainly did, although The Consort was a bit under the weather.  My biggest contribution was ensuring the marshmallows were “crunchy, but not burned”.

“When Marshmallows Explode”

Today we are brief, sharing something that we hope will bring smiles to your faces, some of the holiday window displays in the city.

At Bergdorf they continue to exude an uptown elegance.

Dina Litovsky for The New York Times, T Magazine

Saks unveiled its windows on Monday, you can see photos on the retailer’s Facebook page.

Saks Facebook Page

This year’s theme revolves around the snowflake, dancers from the American Ballet Theatre performed at the unveiling, and there was also a light show projected on the building.

Via Saks Fifth Avenue

Trace Adkins performed, the event was a benefit for the Red Cross, the entertainer is this year’s spokesperson for the organization’s Holiday Giving Campaign.

Saks Facebook Page

At Barneys, it’s all about ‘Disney’s Electric Holiday,’ below we show renderings of characters for the windows. Left to right, Minnie Mouse in Lanvin, Goofy wears Balmain, and Daisy Duck is dressed by Dolce and Gabbana.

Courtesy Images

The windows provoked controversy because of the slimmed-down Minnie Mouse, they were unveiled last week.

Barneys New York Facebook

Sarah Jessica Parker was on hand.

Barneys New York Facebook

It looks like more traditional Minnie silhouettes are used for videos seen in the displays.

Barneys Facebook

Bloomingdale’s theme this year is Cirque de Soleil.


These photos come via the good folks at Racked.


The colors are rich and saturated, perfect for the theme.

Lord and Taylor’s windows celebrate holiday traditions from around the world.

LT Insider

More from the company’s website:

“Sharing the story of Santa Claus on his day off, traveling around the world to discover global holiday traditions, the windows are inspired by picturesque locations during the holidays and the customs celebrated among friends and family worldwide.

The scene in Central Park looks darling.

LT Insider

More detail from the Central Park scene.

Lord & Taylor Facebook Page

May the rest of your weekend be all you hope, and then some!



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6 responses to “Friday Fun: Those Department Store Windows!

  1. BethAnn

    I hope The Consort is feeling better! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

  2. MCW

    I am so not a fan of the Disney windows. I like the Saks windows so much better. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Thank You! Mille graç! For these moments of breathtaking beauty and revving my Christmas engine into GO! You are a blessing to us all, Princess, all year with happy news and good cheer! (And tips on great buys–you’re our own Preppy Wall Street Journal)
    And the opening bell of the trading season has just been rung! Go get ’em, fellow Princesses, Countesses, Dames, Dukes and Queens!

  4. I dislike the Disney windows. Love the Lord & Taylor ones.

  5. Disney doesn’t’ really do it for me, unless at the Disney store:) Beautiful and magical though and there’s nothing quite like a taking a tour in NYC of all the spectacular windows during Christmas! Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.


    Love your Corningware dish! My family has the same pattern.

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