When my sister and I were little, our mom and dad took us to see every Christmas window in town. I remember the sheer joy of senses bedazzled with looping railroads and twirling gumdrops, santas and sugarplum fairies, waving teddybears and marching toy soldiers. I haven't felt that kind of excitement and awe over a holiday window in years — partly because I'm a grownup now, sure, but I've had the sneaky feeling the design concepts have just been dull and done, if you know what I mean.
Macy's has a cool concept and rotating elements, but the Lord & Taylor windows are a downright bore. These windows are geared mainly towards the young tykes and I just wish the kiddies don't feel disappointed. Bergdorf's windows blew me away. They are a fairytale for grownups — magical dream visions that whisk you away to alternate realities. Window Master David Hoey's team have really surpassed themselves this year. I haven't felt this sense of wonderment since I was little. Here are a few pictures, yet they are but pale reflections of what these windows are like in person. Still, aren't these amazing?!