New York is absolutely buzzing with energy as we head into the Thanksgiving weekend. Winter has arrived, and we love seeing everyone wrapped up in (faux) fur snoods, wool coats and knitted caps. One of our favorite pre-Thanksgiving traditions is walking down 5th Avenue peering into the gorgeous holiday windows at the city's most historic department stores. We spotted a lot of sparkle, 1920s references and beautiful bird motifs. (Put a bird on it!) Here's a look at what we saw during our glitter-filled stroll last night...
The glowing view down 5th Avenue.
We know the holiday season has officially arrived once the famous Swarovski Snowflake takes its place over 5th Avenue.
We couldn't get enough of the fantastical Cirque du Soleil-themed windows at Bloomingdale's
It's a visual feast filled with 3-D animated scenes, acrobats and hand-painted murals.
Bergorf’s windows were inspired by the Jazz Age.
How cool are those Art Deco details and beautiful plumes?
Barney's went for a neon electric look...
with an imaginative mixing of Disney characters and fashion stars. Can you imagine a meeting between fashion writer Suzy Menkes and Minnie Mouse?
We absolutely adored the twinkling snake wrapped around Bvlgari!
Henri Bendel partnered with the Brooklyn Museum to design displays that evoke 1920s fashion.
The main window was mocked up to look like the department store's interior from 90 years ago, complete with mannequins wearing outfits inspired by actual Bendel designs from that era.
And Harry Winston was all a-glitter!
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