With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, all your favorite stores are dressing up their windows for the season and if you’re a true blue window watcher then Fifth Avenue in New York City is the place to be. The famous street is home to some of the best brands and department stores that the country has to offer and each of these mini fashion and style meccas steps things up for the festive season with bold and creative window displays. Window shopping is a huge part of your gift runs this season and it doesn’t matter if you merely examine the window like it’s a work of art (think of Holly Golightly pensively looking into that oh-so-famous jewelry store window in Breakfast at Tiffany’s!) or if you actually intend to venture inside, these windows are so dressed up that they demand a second look!
Barney’s New York
This display lacks any obvious Christmas references because Barney’s went with the theme of Love, Peace, and Joy. They roped in artists, including Rob Pruitt, Nick Cave, Ebony G. Patterson, Studio Job, and Trey Parker and Matt Stone of Comedy Central’s South Park for the display and one window actually features Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny from the hit Comedy Central show getting ready for the holiday season.
Celebrating 125 years on Fifth Avenue, the department store’s Destination Extraordinary display features dreamlike displays that transport visitors to different landscapes and verdant gardens. Jungle fever has never been this chic!
Artist James Goldcrown’s Love Wall features a four-story mural display of bleeding hearts, meant as a reminder to spread the love this holiday season. In this uncertain political climate, it’s a message of love and hope over division. It’s probably not a coincidence that the store is right opposite Trump Tower!
Lord & Taylor
Featuring five animated scenes and more than 9,000-feet of garland and lights, Lord and Taylor’s holiday windows will take visitors through an Enchanted Forest themed winter wonderland. The displays include 34 hand-sculpted animals and more than 350 sq. ft. of LED walls to give you that magical Christmassy feeling!
Macy’s Herald Square
Macy’s “Believe” display brings visitors back to the days of their childhood, with six interactive window displays along Broadway expecting to attract 10,000 visitors per hour. The windows are themed to believe, celebrate, together, giving and love and portray holiday scenes as imagined by designer Roya Sullivan. Some recognizable scenes are Santa’s “Communication Station,” a Christmas-themed pinball machine, and the North Pole.
Saks 5th Ave
The theme at Saks is “Land of 1000 Delights” and their windows feature animated scenes inspired by the sweet and colorful world of candy. The displays include layered cakes, giant lollipops, gingerbread people, and even piles upon piles of pink cotton candy.
Tiffany & Co.
Christmas in NYC is the theme at Tiffany’s where a signature blue display features iconic scenes including a silhouette of the Manhattan skyline, a picnic scene in Central Park and the world-famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. This display is called “Make the World Sparkle” and it’s definitely reminiscent of the twinkle and shine of your favorite Tiffany’s jewelry!