Holiday shopping at department stores can be a nightmare, but the Christmas window displays NYC offers, make combatting the tourist-packed realm that is Fifth Avenue worth it. Those ornate holiday windows decked out with hundreds of Christmas lights and more winter wonderland decor are so impressive, they might be reason enough to stroll through midtown. Last we my team and I went into the city for two days of checking the competition. With my line of work in visual display, you know I can really enjoy these windows. But my advice? Wait until the out-of-towners have gone to bed so you can view the decor free of crowds. If interested in seeing the windows, most store keep them in till New Years Day.As always, another of my favorite stores, Bergdorf Goodman, hands down, were my favorite again.
Always an “Aw!” magnet, Bergdorf takes window dressing to a new level this year, merging faux but fabulous-looking confections — candied, frosted and iced — with extreme haute couture. Cupcakes, bonbons, licorice and macarons have never looked so delicious as here, paired with Naeem Khan, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and Libertine. A window full of life-size gingerbread bears roaming a pastry-filled forest left one well-heeled woman near us momentarily speechless. “Oh my God,” she finally sighed. “It’s gorgeous!” Getting hungry? I found out later that Luxe macaron maker Ladurée created limited-edition goodies just for BG, on sale on the second and fourth floors. The Bergdorf Goodman window I might add are usually in production 11 months out of the 12. Now that's detail.
Gingerbread. The attention to detail in this window is mind blowing.
Macaroons and pastry. Would you believe these are all fake. Yes....all handmade by artisans.
Two glorious windows along 58th Street continue the theme, one with a peppermint twist. In another, French royals outfitted in Rodarte are joined by a poodle, all rendered in what looks like pink cotton candy. Scrumptious.
Stunning window facing the Plaza Hotel.
And venture inside too. The place is spectacular also, and their service is hands down unparalleled and the sales people here too are beyond helpful and friendly.
The fun trim a home shop!!!
Now that's talent!
I would have no problem living in this store!