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NYC holiday windows 2012

Henri Bendel worked with the Brooklyn Museum to

Henri Bendel worked with the Brooklyn Museum to create holiday window displays that evoke 1920s fashion with scenes of the department store's interior of 90 years ago, complete with mannequins wearing outfits inspired by actual Bendel designs from that era. (Nov. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Natan Dvir

Nobody decks the halls each year better than New York City retailers. So we visited Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale's and others in midtown Manhattan in 2012 -- and they did not disappoint.

A holiday window display at Bloomingdale's at 59th
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A holiday window display at Bloomingdale's at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

The windows at Bloomingdale's on Lexington Avenue in
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The windows at Bloomingdale's on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan have scenes from Cirque du Soleil. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A child gazes at a holiday window display
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A child gazes at a holiday window display at Macy's on Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

A crowd stops on the sidewalk to admire
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A crowd stops on the sidewalk to admire a holiday window display at Macy's on Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

A holiday window display at Macy's on Herald
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A holiday window display at Macy's on Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

The Empire State Building is reflected in the
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The Empire State Building is reflected in the holiday display window at Macy's on Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

A storybook theme of holiday celebrations dominates a
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A storybook theme of holiday celebrations dominates a window display at Macy's on Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

A Macy's 2012 holiday window display in Manhattan.
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A Macy's 2012 holiday window display in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

A Macy's holiday window display at Herald Square
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A Macy's holiday window display at Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

Macy's holiday window display in Manhattan features celebrations
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Macy's holiday window display in Manhattan features celebrations through history. (Nov. 24, 2012)

Scenes from productions of the acrobatic troupe Cirque
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Scenes from productions of the acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil are featured in Bloomingdale's holiday window displays at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Scenes from productions of the acrobatic troupe Cirque
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Scenes from productions of the acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil are depicted in Bloomingdale's holiday window display. (Nov. 23, 2012)

To see the Christmas decorations at Bloomingdale's in
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To see the Christmas decorations at Bloomingdale's in Manhattan, viewers peek into smaller windows that feature scenes from productions of the acrobatic troupe, Cirque du Soleil. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A crowd gathers along a sidewalk of Madison
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A crowd gathers along a sidewalk of Madison Avenue to watch at the window display at Barney's store, an animated short, "Electric Holiday," featuring Disney characters. (Nov. 23, 2012)

The glow of a holiday window at Barney's
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The glow of a holiday window at Barney's on Madison Avenue lights up the Manhattan sidewalk. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Disney is the theme of this year's holiday
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Disney is the theme of this year's holiday window display at Barney's on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A Jazz Age ensemble glows in the holiday
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A Jazz Age ensemble glows in the holiday window display of Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

The Jazz Age is depicted in a holiday
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The Jazz Age is depicted in a holiday window display at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

The holiday display at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth
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The holiday display at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A crowd gathers before a window display at
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A crowd gathers before a window display at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

The window display at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth
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The window display at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan gets rapt attention. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A holiday window display has a Jazz Age
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A holiday window display has a Jazz Age theme at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

The Jazz Age is the focus of the
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The Jazz Age is the focus of the holiday window display at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A holiday window display at Bergdorf Goodman on
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A holiday window display at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan that celebrates the fashion and style of the Jazz Age. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A window display features Jazz Age fashions at
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A window display features Jazz Age fashions at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A holiday window display at Bergdorf Goodman on
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A holiday window display at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan features Jazz Age fashions. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Passersby on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan admire a
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Passersby on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan admire a holiday window inspired by Jazz Age fashions at Bergdorf Goodman. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Four-leaf clovers are featured in one of the
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Four-leaf clovers are featured in one of the holiday windows at Louis Vuitton on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

The holiday window display at Louis Vuitton on
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The holiday window display at Louis Vuitton on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Passersby on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan look at
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Passersby on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan look at a holiday window display at Henri Bendel, which has worked with the Brooklyn Museum to create scenes from the Manhattan store from the 1920s. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Henri Bendel worked with the Brooklyn Museum to
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Henri Bendel worked with the Brooklyn Museum to create holiday window displays that evoke 1920s fashion with scenes of the department store's interior of 90 years ago, complete with mannequins wearing outfits inspired by actual Bendel designs from that era. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A cameo of a couple embracing is featured
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A cameo of a couple embracing is featured in a holiday window display at Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

The holiday window display at Tiffany's on Fifth
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The holiday window display at Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Jewel-like holiday lights drape a corner of the
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Jewel-like holiday lights drape a corner of the Bulgari store's building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A huge band of lights create a red
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A huge band of lights create a red ribbon that appears to wrap the Cartier store building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Classic Fendi belts made of holiday lights appear
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Classic Fendi belts made of holiday lights appear to wrap the store's building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A decorated tree stands on Fifth Avenue in
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A decorated tree stands on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Snowflakes are everywhere in this holiday window display
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Snowflakes are everywhere in this holiday window display at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A man with two children look at a
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A man with two children look at a holiday window display at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Snowflakes dominate the holiday window displays at the
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Snowflakes dominate the holiday window displays at the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Snowflakes float in the holiday window display at
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Snowflakes float in the holiday window display at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Snowflake Spectacular is the theme of the 12
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Snowflake Spectacular is the theme of the 12 holiday window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 23, 2012)

A holiday window display at Lord and Taylor
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A holiday window display at Lord and Taylor on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan has peacocks and globes. (Nov. 24, 2012)

Lord and Taylor's holiday windows in the store
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Lord and Taylor's holiday windows in the store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan gives pops of bright blue with peacocks and globes. (Nov. 24, 2012)

A group gathers on the Fifth Avenue sidewalk
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A group gathers on the Fifth Avenue sidewalk to look at the holiday window displays at Lord and Taylor in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

The holiday window display at Lord and Taylor
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The holiday window display at Lord and Taylor on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

The holiday window display at Lord and Taylor
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The holiday window display at Lord and Taylor on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

The holiday window display at Lord and Taylor
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The holiday window display at Lord and Taylor on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

Holiday street decorations are lit at Rockefeller Center
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Holiday street decorations are lit at Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. (Nov. 24, 2012)

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