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Green is the New Black!

by habituallychic

11 . 27 . 07

After profiling the over the top conspicuously consumptive windows at Bergdorf’s, I thought it would be fun to show you what’s going on over at Barney’s, where they are having a green holiday. And by green, I mean organic starting with Rudolph the Recycling Reindeer above. Each window is chock full of cans and bottles the Barney’s team ending up buying from the homeless of the Lower East Side. Only in New York!

In a stroke of marketing genius, the fine folks at Barney’s have also married the window theme to the “gorgeous green gifts, fabulously fair-trade fashion, sensationally sustainable swag, orgasmic organic denim and cashmere, environmentally conscious tchotchkes” available in the stores, catalog and on the website.

You can even check out a fun interview with the elf behind it all, window dresser Simon Doonan on New York magazine’s website that was conducted by socialite about town, Fabiola Beracasa. I actually walked by the store when they were filming him which was pretty funny.

So do your part for the environment this holiday season and go green by buying something fabulously organic for your loved ones…or at least recycle that diet coke can!

***UPDATE*** You can also read an extended interview with Simon Doonan about the holiday windows in the new December/January issue of Domino magazine.

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  1. beth November 27, 2007 | 4:07 am

    I read your blog every day and really enjoy it. I particularly liked your post on the Kelly Wearstler Bergdorf opening. I hope you don’t mind but I used two photos from your August post on Johnson Hartig.

  2. Style Court November 27, 2007 | 2:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing your great photos of Christmas in NYC. The windows of course are fabulous. And your shot of the Duqutte elephant at BG is just perfect.

  3. kat November 27, 2007 | 3:55 pm

    Great blog, here is hoping that the “green” movement is going to hang around for longer than just a trend..

  4. katiedid November 27, 2007 | 9:02 pm

    I saw an interview with Simon Doonan about this very display. WHat a talent! Very fun.

  5. Fairfax November 28, 2007 | 12:32 am

    I heard an interview with SD on NPR the other week. Pretty funny.

  6. Habitually Chic November 28, 2007 | 12:56 am

    Hi Beth, so glad you enjoy my blog! You are welcome to borrow photos anytime.

  7. Habitually Chic November 28, 2007 | 12:57 am

    Hi Courtney, I have so much more Christmas in New York to cover. There is a lot going on as you can imagine!

    I thought of you when I posted the Tony Duquette elephant photos. I knew you would like them!

  8. Habitually Chic November 28, 2007 | 12:59 am

    Kat, I remember everyone getting on the recycling movement in college. I think it will take the younger generation to keep on adults and their parents to make going green a life choice not just a fad.

  9. Habitually Chic November 28, 2007 | 1:00 am

    Katiedid, Simon Doonan’s sense of humor is beyond funny! I can’t wait to see what he thinks up for next Christmas!

  10. Habitually Chic November 28, 2007 | 1:00 am

    Fairfax, Simon Doonan seems to be everywhere these days! I just read an article about him in the new Domino today too!