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Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows 2010

by habituallychic

11 . 20 . 10
My favorite part of living in New York is being able to experience the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows in person.  Each year, the senior director of visual presentation, David Hoey, and his staff create windows full of pure fantasy and over the top glamour.  The theme this season is traveling which includes a winged horse and flying carriage, as well as a silver space ship, listing boat, and scarlet train.  You really have to stand in front of them and marvel at all the details.  I think my favorite part is the moving backdrop behind the train.  It’s simply amazing that they can create such splendor in such small spaces.  The windows are titled “Wish You Were Here” and I wish all of you were here.  For those who can’t be, these photos are my holiday gift to you!  Enjoy!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Teresa at Splendid Sass November 20, 2010 | 3:45 pm

    WOW! Thank you for sharing these marvelous windows.

  2. Digs Inside & Out November 20, 2010 | 4:38 pm

    Stunning…dear God I love BG!!!! Thanks so much for posting this! I love your blog!

  3. Anne at Oh My Yes! November 20, 2010 | 5:06 pm

    oh my YES! makes me want to fly to NY right now… great post!

  4. lindaraxa November 20, 2010 | 5:10 pm

    They never disappoint, but I think this is the best I’ve seen!

  5. NYC, Style and a little Cannoli November 20, 2010 | 5:50 pm

    as always..such a joy..can’t wait to see them in a few weeks!! great photos!!

  6. La Maison Fou November 20, 2010 | 6:20 pm

    Great looking, will be there in a couple of wks….first thing on the list…windows!Thanks for the preview Heather!

  7. Christa Pirl November 20, 2010 | 6:56 pm

    Thank you so much for these! I miss living in NYC terribly, esp. during the fall and holiday season, and this was a great reminder of how I need to get back asap!

  8. david john November 20, 2010 | 7:04 pm

    these are worth the trip alone! fantastic images of these windows.

    all the best
    david john

    You Have Been Here Sometime

    interiors : art
    los angeles

  9. kimberj November 20, 2010 | 7:48 pm

    Very steampunk!!! Gorgeous insanity rolled wrapped around the holidays.

  10. Splenderosa November 20, 2010 | 8:50 pm

    I have been waiting for these windows! Thank you, Heather. The BG windows are an annual feast for our eyes & inspiration forever. I had received an email from them saying the theme would be flight & absolutely could not conceive how they would achieve this. But, WOW, did they ever! xx’s

  11. Thomas Folke Andersen November 20, 2010 | 10:10 pm

    Talk about window dressing! This is simply amazing, an artform of its own…

    Thanks for sharing these images.

  12. Francine Gardner November 20, 2010 | 11:21 pm

    Just stunning! how can I possibly do my Christmas windows on monday!

  13. The Posh Perspective November 21, 2010 | 12:13 am

    Thank you SOOO much for sharing! One of my absolute favorite pastimes in the city is looking at the windows because they are truly works of art!

  14. Renee Finberg November 21, 2010 | 1:55 am

    i love you for doing this.

    thank you xxx

  15. Ms Smart November 21, 2010 | 2:58 am

    What a treat! dreamy! Love the magical displays. could get lost in all that glam beauty. thank you for sharing with your cyber fans.

  16. artandlair November 21, 2010 | 6:14 am

    AHHH-MA-ZING!! Thankyou!!!

  17. jones November 21, 2010 | 11:28 am

    Such fantasy–thanks for the Christmas gift. Love these journeys.

  18. Pretty Inspirational November 21, 2010 | 12:05 pm

    The windows are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. I’ve been reading your blog for months and it is one of my favorites. -Melissa

  19. quintessence November 21, 2010 | 2:09 pm

    I haven’t had a chance to come in yet to see the windows so thank you for this terrific preview. And I must say you did a great job of minimizing the glare through the glass – very tough to do!

  20. Heidiopia November 21, 2010 | 2:10 pm

    Wish I was there, too! Spectacular. 🙂

  21. diane@onlinefabricstore November 21, 2010 | 2:38 pm

    Ihave always wanted to visit NY at this time of year and see these windows for myself but this is the next best thing. These window dressers have amazingly creative minds, dont they? Thanks so much for my first Christmas gift of the season.

  22. sandrajonas.com November 21, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    These are just sensational! Thanks you so much fo sharing these. For those of us who will not get to NYC this is a real treat.
    I consider your daily posts a gift so this is just icing on an already great cake!

  23. Claudia Juestel November 21, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing so that we on the West Coast can get a sense as well.



  24. LiveLikeYou November 22, 2010 | 3:15 am

    I just got off the train to NY a couple of hours ago. Glad you posted this. I passed quickly by in a taxi and was blown away but never got a real good look. AMAZING!!

  25. Bergdore November 22, 2010 | 3:20 am

    Thanks for the great pictures!!!

  26. Slim Paley November 22, 2010 | 4:45 am

    Thank You Heather- These windows are BEYOND!!
    They actually made my heart skip a beat. Steam Punk meets The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe!
    What wonderful photographs you took- no glare or reflections on the glassfronts- How do you do that?! I am sad that I will not be able to see them in person this season. Feeling ever so slightly provincial here in my little town right now, after seeing this. 🙁
    I might have to ask my son (in NY) to go stand in front of them for awhile just to have one member of the family soak in all that beauty and creativity!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Chelsea Lauren November 22, 2010 | 11:20 am

    I so wish I could be there to see this in person.. but THANK YOU for making me feel like I kind of am. These visual displays are absolutely incredible.

    Jealous of your surroundings! 🙂

  28. Sheri Howard December 9, 2010 | 3:19 pm

    Thank you for sharing the windows…NOTHING like being in the city at Christmas….my dream job in another life would be to work on those windows!!

  29. NYCLQ December 24, 2010 | 4:26 pm

    s t u n n i n g . . .
    Makes me miss the City even more.
    Thanks for posting…

    Merry Christmas Heather!

    xo Lynda