Christmas in New York City - The Shop Windows

Christmas in New York City - The Shop Windows

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This year I am fortunate to be spending some 'Christmas time' in New York, which for me is one of the prettiest times of year in this city.  There is so much to see and to do here at any time of year, but especially more so at Christmas.  The displays in the store windows are magnificent, the Christmas lights are bigger and better than anywhere, the concerts, shows and theatre are at their best, the restaurants are overflowing, and the stores are filled with shoppers looking for just the right gifts, and everywhere the city is filled with good cheer. Enjoy the pictures.

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The ceiling at Macy's.

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Swarovski Crystals

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Louis Vuitton at Macy's

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I loved the awnings at Lord & Taylor which were totally covered in green boughs and thousands of twinkle lights.

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Kiki de Montparnasse in SoHo for the ultimate in Christmas lingerie.

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Stella McCartney in the Meatpacking District 

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Brooks Brothers at Lincoln Center featured a Tie Tree for the discerning gentleman.

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Colombus Circle

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Cole Haan Rockefeller Center

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Anthropologie Rockefeller Center had fun and unusual window displays, like this one of the pink Cadillac in the snow bank.

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The Gap

My pictures below of the windows at Bergdorf really don’t do the beautiful displays the justice they deserve. They were so much better than the photos. There were so many people standing in front of the windows, that it was hard to get a full shot, and then the battery went dead on my camera and I had to take the rest of the photos on my iPhone at a much lower resolution.  It is really hard to describe the amount of people in New York, unless you have been there at Christmas time.  When I returned to Vancouver it felt like a sleepy little Hamlet in comparison.

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Bergdorf Goodman 5th Avenue New York 

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Bergdorf Goodman 5th Avenue New York

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Bergdorf Goodman 5th Avenue New York

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Bergdorf Goodman 5th Avenue New York

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Bergdorf Goodman 5th Avenue New York

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Bergdorf Goodman 5th Avenue New York

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Bergdorf Goodman 5th Avenue New York

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Bergdorf Goodman 5th Avenue New York

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The striking glass structure of the Apple Store is iconic.  You enter through the glass doors into a glass cube and a spiral glass staircase leads to the service floor below ground.  I had my new iPhone with me and took it out to show it where it was born.  I am sure that there are going to be a lot of Happy little iPhones under the Christmas tree this year.

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Glass Roof Apple Store

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here were are as in olden days,
happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.

And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Patricia Gray is an award winning Interior Designer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who blogs about "WHAT'S HOT"
in the world of Interior Design: New and Emerging Trends, Contemporary Design, Modern Architecture and Travel,
as well as how your surroundings can enhance the world around you.
© Patricia Gray | Interior Design Blog™ 2009


  1. Patricia, aren't the shop windows
    I love New York City at holiday time...
    Lovely picks and the song says it all!

    Merry Christmas to you!


    PS: Leaving this comment from my daughter's computer, it me:
    Art House Design!

  2. The awnings at Lord & Taylor are so great! Thanks for these pictures. I miss the holidays in a large city!

  3. I moved from from the San Francisco Bay Area to open an inn in Prince Edward Island, Canada. One of the few things I truly miss is viewing the cosmopolitan Christmas windows. I wouldn't trade the natural winter wonderland of our current pastoral hilltop. And now, we can also enjoy vicariously with your post. Thank you, Patricia, for publishing these inspired expressions.

    Beauty is always in the eyes of those beholding.

    May you all walk in beauty.

    Black Fox Manor Inn
    Prince Edward Island, Canada

  4. New York is magic any time but at Christmas it becomes even more so. Thanks for the virtual tour and welcome back.

  5. Audrey17/12/09

    Hi Patricia….. Wonderful New York… Are you the one showing the garter belt. Best regards Audrey

  6. What a wonderful time for you to be in New York. Have a great time and I can hardly wait to hear about the rest of your stay.

  7. Anonymous17/12/09

    I was in New York last year and had great fun looking at all the sights. The tree at Rockerfeller is quite magnificent.

  8. Anonymous17/12/09

    luv the windows at Bergdof!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing! I think that window displays are another venue to display great and creative expressions from Artist's/Designers.

    I appreciate their time, effort, and guts! It must take them along time to think of so many creative ideas! New York is so full of Eye candy!

    I love your blog, and always enjoy everything you take the time to share with us!
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a creative and Designer New Year!!!
    ~ Vanessa!


  10. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. And I personally think the first photo is pretty cool and artistic!

    Lovely post and Happy Holidays!

  11. Fun! Fun! Pictures - Love the Bergdorf Goodman window displays - so cool!

  12. Renee S18/12/09

    This is a real treat, thank you

  13. Thank you for the lovely photos! They make me want to visit NY at Christmas time too : )

  14. great photos from a great city
    Happy Christmas

  15. How beautiful....I never realized how amazingly beautiful New York is at Christmas time...I should go out more!!!! and now we are waiting for our first snow storm...so exiting (except flights have been cancelled and my son is waiting in LA trying to make it home...)
    I so enjoyed meeting you and Michelle! thank you for making it to Tribeca

  16. Great snaps of more theatrical displays using color and lights. Great at night.

    Apple Store in the big Apple of course it has to be spectacular!

    Love the trip sharing.


  17. Patricia,

    I really enjoyed this great array of N.Y. Yule-time pictures.
    I'm glad to be on your email list.
    Thanks and a Merry Little Christmas to you too!

  18. Great! Love Windows design.

  19. I like this blog, thanx sharing the pictures.

  20. Oh wow, what lovely pictures! What a fabulous place!


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