Now, while I don’t live in New York City, I still get the greatest joy out of seeing all of holiday windows that the stores on 5th Avenue put together every year. Saks, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Bergdorf Goodman…the list goes on! Each window has its own theme and takes the entire year to make (the documentary “Spread My Ashes at Bergdorf’s” goes into details on the making of its window).
In this post, I share some of my favorite holiday windows for 2019.
This year’s theme for the Louis Vuitton window is “Trees of the World”. The display features a cultural display, featuring ornaments such as croissants, lucky cats, piñatas, and phone booths, alongside Louis Vuitton classics. The brand’s monogram logo lays on top of bright colors, scaling on the facade of the building.
Of all the windows, Bergdorf Goodman never fails to impress. This year’s windows are filled with old-fashioned frivolity, filled with musical chairs, slumber parties, and life-sized games. These are the most detailed windows in town — you can glance at them for 10-15 minutes and still find new details!
Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Bloomingdale’s went to the future with their holiday window. Each window is blasé-looking with nonbinary mannequins that look like the Jetsons with a David Bowie treatment. It’s a stylish take on the future.
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. always does the most splendid holiday windows! In this year’s windows, porcelain mice package blue boxes with all sorts of luxury objects including crystal glassware and pearl necklaces.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Last but not least, we have Saks Fifth Avenue. It always choses a family theme for it’s window display, and this year is no exception. Disney and Saks came together for a Frozen 2 window theme complete with is beautifully decorated windows wreathed in faux evergreens and twinkling lights. Nine stories of windows tell the story of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and friends on a journey through forests, fires and ice.
These are my picks for my favorite windows this year. One day, I hope to actually see the windows in person!