Saturday, November 28, 2009


New York City is always an exciting place to live, but during the holidays, it shines. It's full of history and traditions - and as new New Yorkers, we wanted to share some of those traditions with you.

Mom remembers Christmas Windows - complete with Santa Claus - when she was a little girl in California. Those were the days when the big department stores stood alone - long before shopping "Malls" eliminated big windows. Not so in New York City. We have beautiful stores that have stood for years. Granted not as many as there use to be. Bonwit's is gone - Gimbels is now a mall, but Saks, Bergdorfs, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and Lord & Taylor remain. We thought it would be fun to share their holiday windows with our fellow bloggers.

First up - Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf's windows never disappoint. The imagination and creativity is second to none. David Hoey, the Senior Director of Visual Presentation is the man behind the vision. This year's theme "Compendium of Curiosities" is a nod to the fantasies of Lewis Carroll.

Due and I were exhausted after our 2nd Central Park trip in 3 days - and this time it was just the Moms. Seems they had post-Park plans as we headed out at Central Park South, walked past the Plaza Hotel, to the Bergdorf windows. This first one (and I think we did this in reverse), was a beautiful gown with fanciful horses.
The polar bears - covered in white flapper fringe with beaded head wear were fun - but the Moms thought the mink argyle sweater by Isaac Mizarahi was irresistible
It's tough to see with the reflection - but here are a pair of bagpipe playing ostriches. In tartan on course.
Mom insisted that we get our picture taken in front of the "Through the Looking Glass" window. As you can see - I'm whipped. (And no Mom is not channeling Michael Jackson with her one purple glove - she kept taking the right one off to take photos ).

The venetian mirror frame was stunning. Along with a mirrored fireplace, complete with a mirrored fire.
This Victorian window with a forest of roses even includes the Cheshire Cat. ( He's there - on the upper left hand side of the window.)
The "Drink Me" window from Alice in Wonderland. The wooden staircases leading here and there. Fashions by Alexander McQueen.
Mom's favorite - a bird's eye view of the King and Queen playing chess.
Not sure how this puppy got inside the window....
The Library - all made of paper - with paper animals from Carroll's stories.
Loved the Walrus
Due really wanted to catch that squirrel!
I hope you enjoyed our tour of the Bergdorf Windows...Now if I can get Due to stop off at Tiffany's next...
do you think they have silver dog charms?


Farley's Mom said...

Very, very cool! Christmas time seems extra special in NYC :)

Scout 'n Freyja said...

How gorgeous. New York is just one, huge Christmas ornament☺

JackDaddy said...

Wow, thank you for sharing these with us. Of all my trips to NYC, none have been during Christmas season.

Emma Rose said...

Wow , beautiful! Thanks for sharing those. How wonderful that they keep the old traditions and continue to do this.

Ben said...

Thank you so much for sharing your holiday tour. You made my Momma home sick for the city and let me and the fellas check it out.
PS. Due - you need to get to Tiffany's and buy Abbey a pawsome gift.

SGR said...

Woof! Thanks for sharing. Hope you got some "cool" stuffs at Tif. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar