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Lord and Taylor, nostalgic elegance in store

15 Dec
Christmas window displays have always played on nostalgia, we have Charles Dickens to thank for that. For years we saw animated 19th. Century London in department store windows (not that there is anything wrong with that) this years crop of display windows have put a new spin on the theme. Lord and Taylor is one of the few that have year after year relied on animation to capture the passing pedestrians attention. This year the store has departed from their usual. The current installation still finds its roots in turn of the century nostalgia with a twist. The use of a chaotic arrangement mixed with printed two-dimensional elements ( slightly reminiscent of a Bloomingdale’s approach) is a welcome change. A change I suspect is due to our poor economy an edict from management to “show the merchandise” and abandon the English “Christmas village” for an American approach. The results are wonderful, discreet product placement and minimal animation, (especially the paper doll dress change) is adorable. The miniature puppets dressed to kill and the images of L&T from long ago make for a throughly charming side-walk experience. Kodos to the display team for a beautiful set of windows.

Bergdorf Goodman’s Window Reveal

27 Nov
The always spectacular B. G. Windows were revealed this year by a team of flying acrobats. The “Holiday on Ice” theme maintains the stores tradition of highly produced, “dense with detail” display, that is B.G.s trade mark. This year acrobats flying above the crowd drew back the curtains on another Christmas installation.  No store in the U.S. does it better than the incomparable Bergdorf Goodman.

Harvey Nichols Christmas Windows 2013

11 Nov
The first Christmas windows are starting to appear, I should know I'm doing them all week. Here's a group from Harvey Nichols in London. Festive to say the least, I like the stretched fabric panels, very old school fabric display. The lighting is very exciting and the combo of snowflakes and stars are wonderful. Only one thing is missing, Wheres the Christmas? Call me old fashioned but really, slowly but surely retailers have eliminated the reason for the season. I'm not saying we need Nativity scenes, but how about a few bows and a bit of red?

Christmas in Paris

8 Dec

Holiday Windows at Printemps and Galleries Lafayette  te

Noel de Paree

8 Dec

This is so damn cute I had the post it

Bergdorf’s Christmas Windows

24 Nov

A Trip to the Moon

The unveiling of  B.G.s Holiday window is, for me the seminal moment of the season. In my opinion Bergdorf‘s windows are the best of all. No animated elves, no reindeer, no cute anything. They are very “adult” in their stylish assembly of elements and fashion themes. Take a look  http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/first-look-bergdorfs-holiday-windows/

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