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Bergdorf Goodman’s White Christmas

by habituallychic

11 . 25 . 08

The holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman were still not quite finished the other night when I went back to photograph them, hence the little man in the corner of the photo above, but even in their unfinished state, they are spectacular! Part of the reason they took so long was that David Hoey and his team went way over the top this year with their theme of all The Seasons entirely in white. When I met him this summer, he was just starting to think about the holiday windows and since then, they’ve spent many months crafting cakes out of styrofoam and bathroom caulk and other crazy things. What I love best is that even though there are a few coats and dresses in the windows, Bergdorf’s isn’t trying to sell anything but rather is giving away a magical experience for free. Something we can all definitely use these days!

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  1. Susan's Snippets November 25, 2008 | 10:18 pm

    Those are a 1,000 times prettier than Macy’s windows on State Street in Chicago!!

    I love the white theme.

    what a dream

  2. Emily November 25, 2008 | 10:28 pm

    Thank you so much for posting! I love these windows!

  3. Bart Boehlert November 26, 2008 | 3:45 am

    I really like your blog. Love the windows at Bergdorfs, and you got them first! I wrote frequently for Bergdorf Goodman magazine. Maybe you would like my blogs:

  4. Paris Hotel Boutique November 26, 2008 | 4:31 am

    Wow, they are stunning. The detail is amazing when you enlarge the photos. I wish I could be there in person. They are so magical. Thanks for sharing! Lynn

  5. vicki archer November 26, 2008 | 5:18 am

    These windows are magical and really make me feel inspired to start Christmas preparations. I would love to be window shopping along 5th Avenue right now. Thank you for the glimpse – truly lovely. xv

  6. erika November 26, 2008 | 6:57 am

    WOW! Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to enlarge the fotos to enjoy every detail. erika

  7. kat November 26, 2008 | 12:11 pm

    Ditto, thanks for sharing these. White winter wonderland!

  8. Annie Empiric November 26, 2008 | 3:58 pm

    I am installing the holiday windows at my store this weekend and can hardly wait! Christmas carols will be dancing in my head…..

  9. Fabulous Finds Studio November 26, 2008 | 4:36 pm

    A winter wonderland! Oh my, these are fabulous photos! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
    Have a fabulous day!

  10. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs November 26, 2008 | 5:09 pm

    These windows are so gorgeous. Thanks so much for posting them. I am glad I can see all this beauty even if I can’t get to them!

  11. Stephanie November 27, 2008 | 2:00 am

    I was in New York this past weekend and had a chance to look at these windows. Simply stunning! I loved everything about them. Great photos!

  12. Katee "e-polishblog" November 27, 2008 | 2:14 am

    Absolutely stunning!!!

  13. pve design November 27, 2008 | 2:28 am

    They look like a wonderful wintry box that I got in the mail from a special blogger who made it!
    White, wintry, and wonderful!

  14. Jackie Von Tobel November 27, 2008 | 3:29 am

    Just gorgeous – thanks for the sneak peek.

  15. Solange November 28, 2008 | 8:19 am

    wow, the windows looks amazing. I am visiting new york in January, so maybe I will still catch a glimpse…
    love your blog, so inspirational and wonderful!
    have a great weekend, and I will visit soon again,


  16. Solange November 28, 2008 | 8:19 am

    wow, the windows looks amazing. I am visiting new york in January, so maybe I will still catch a glimpse…
    love your blog, so inspirational and wonderful!
    have a great weekend, and I will visit soon again,


  17. [Tara] November 28, 2008 | 9:33 pm

    Amazing windows!! Wish I were there to see them all in person!

  18. Gina November 29, 2008 | 8:17 am

    It really is a

    “magical experience for free” I wished i could see it

  19. Things That Inspire November 30, 2008 | 12:27 am

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to make a trip to NYC this holiday season, so thanks for posting these beautiful windows! A very sophisticated take on the holidays.

  20. we could grow up together November 30, 2008 | 3:43 pm

    nothing frugal about it! loves it! thats what christmas should be — all our troubles would be miles away

  21. Ginnypa November 30, 2008 | 6:33 pm

    I was in NYC on Monday and forgot my camera…I took a bunch of pictures of Bergdorf’s windows with my cell phone…they came out lousy…
    and now you have saved the day with these gorgeous pictures…
    Thank you so much

  22. Emily Johnston | EJ Interiors December 1, 2008 | 12:47 am

    Wow- very impressive!

  23. Durrah Amirah Shahab December 1, 2008 | 6:55 am

    that’s window shopping CooL… crowded!

  24. Alexandra December 1, 2008 | 8:18 pm

    i look forward to bg’s window’s every year. this year, i likely won’t be able to see them in person. thanks so much for sharing your images!

  25. margie December 3, 2008 | 12:20 am

    i love this window. and the story of how everyone works on it, you can just tell it must be an incredible experience! i have linked this post in my upcoming friday post. i don’t want any of my friends to miss it. i hope you don’t mind.

  26. Easy and Elegant Life December 3, 2008 | 5:50 pm

    What delightful confections! I’m sorry we won’t make it to the City for a quick holiday jaunt this year. It truly is magical.

  27. maison21 December 3, 2008 | 8:31 pm


    now i know where all that blanc de chine mr. hoey purchased from me last year ended up, when it wasn’t in the duquette windows. that’s some advance planning!

  28. Peggy December 14, 2008 | 1:40 am

    Thank you for sharing these pictures! I just left a comment on another blog about New York windows. Makes me want to take a trip to New York.

  29. c January 3, 2009 | 9:13 pm

    Wish I knew about your blog before christmas. Great windows!