‘Tis the season to be giving and what better place to shop for the holidays than New York City. November is when all the major department stores in the city unveil their magnificent holiday window displays to entice buyers and this is definitely a spectacle not to be missed!
One of New York City’s most popular department stores, Macy’s, unveils its two holiday windows in early to mid November, prior to Thanksgiving. One window is a changing theme, while the other always depicts a theme from the classic Christmas movie, “Miracle on 37th Street”. Another store famous for its exquisite holiday window displays is Bloomingdales on Third Avenue, which are unveiled towards the end of November or early December. The displays stay in place until well after New Year. Bloomingdales’ displays are always classy and showcase intricately detailed scenes.
Also displaying their holiday windows in late November is Saks Fifth Avenue, the New York City department store icon conveniently located near Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This store’s window display is especially popular with families as it is always whimsical with a touch of fun. Last year, the department store created a stunning Snowflake theme display, complete with movement and music. Around mid-November, Bergdorf Goodman unveils its sophisticated holiday window displays, usually incorporating stunningly authentic antiques and the height of fashion. Other stores to look out for include Barney’s and Lord & Taylor.
Visitors who wish to make a day out of window display viewing should remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers in case they are tempted to go into the warm, heated stores! While most of the major store windows can be viewed in less than two hours, visitors should take their shopping time into account as well! Window-shopping has never been such a pleasure!