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NYC holiday windows 2011

A jelly-bean dress clad Statue of Liberty stands

A jelly-bean dress clad Statue of Liberty stands tall in the Henri Bendel's Fifth Avenue holiday window display. (Dec. 9, 2011) Photo Credit: Aaron Adler

Many retailers in Manhattan are renown for outstanding quality, creativity and attention to detail. During the holiday season, their over-the-top window displays are equally impressive. Here are the windows that tourists and New Yorkers are talking about in 2011.

Shoppers look at figurines behind a holiday window
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Shoppers look at figurines behind a holiday window display on Madison Avenue. The crowds, congestion, heavy bags and "Jingle Bells" for the umpteenth time are all unavoidable parts of the holiday experience if you do your shopping the old-school, brick-and-mortar way. (Nov. 21, 2011)

A worker puts the finishing touches on a
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A worker puts the finishing touches on a holiday window display along 5th Avenue. Most of New York City's major department stores construct elaborate holiday window displays that become a destination for tourists and locals alike. (Dec. 8, 2011)

A Macy's holiday window display at its Herald
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A Macy's holiday window display at its Herald Square flagship store. Most of the city's major department stores construct elaborate holiday window displays that become a destination for tourists and locals alike. (Dec. 8, 2011)

A Macy's Herald Square holiday window display. Most
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A Macy's Herald Square holiday window display. Most of New York City's major department stores construct elaborate holiday window displays that become a destination for tourists and locals alike. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Detail of a holiday window at Macy's Herald
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Detail of a holiday window at Macy's Herald Square. Long gift list or short, light wallet or big spender, anyone can enjoy window shopping. Manhattan's most famous retailers are known for splashy displays that have become as much a holiday tradition as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and sidewalk Santas. (Nov. 19, 2011)

A teen walks by a Macy's holiday window
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A teen walks by a Macy's holiday window display. (Dec. 8, 2011)

A Bloomingdale's holiday window. Long gift list or
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A Bloomingdale's holiday window. Long gift list or short, light wallet or big spender, window shopping is something that can be enjoyed by almost everyone. Manhattan's most famous Midtown retailers are known for splashy displays that have become as much a holiday tradition here as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or sidewalk Santas. (Nov. 2011)

View of a Bloomingdale's Christmas display. (Nov. 2011)
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View of a Bloomingdale's Christmas display. (Nov. 2011)

Bergdorf Goodman window casts a golden to onlookers
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Bergdorf Goodman window casts a golden to onlookers along 5th Avenue. (Dec. 8, 2011)

A fur-clad manikin, sure, but wolves, a monkey
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A fur-clad manikin, sure, but wolves, a monkey and a seal serving tea? Only on to Fifth Ave. from Bergdorf Goodman's "Carnival of the Animals" holiday window display. (Dec. 9, 2011)

A man looks at a holiday window display
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A man looks at a holiday window display at the Bergdorf Goodman store along Fifth Avenue. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Shoppers and tourists check out Bergdorf Goodman's
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Shoppers and tourists check out Bergdorf Goodman's "Carnival of the Animals" themed holiday window displays. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Here, the
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Here, the "Gagamachine" is one of several "GAGA's Workshop" holiday displays in Barney's department store, inspired by guess who -- Lady Gaga. (Dec. 9, 2011)

People walk by a
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People walk by a "Gaga's boudoir" window, part of the holiday experience representing Lady Gaga`s reinterpretation of Santa's workshop at Barneys department store. The workshop she conceived and designed is 5,500 square feet of bright colors, crazy shapes and a gigantic cartoon statue of the superstar herself. Some of the sales from Gaga's workshop will be donated to her Born This Way Foundation. (Nov. 22, 2011)

People leave Lady Gaga's workshop at Barneys department
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People leave Lady Gaga's workshop at Barneys department store. (Nov. 22, 2011)

The holiday pedestrians stop to take photos of
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The holiday pedestrians stop to take photos of the "Carnival of the Animals" holiday theme in Bergdorf Goodman's window display. (Dec. 9, 2011)

A diorama of the Radio City Rockettes having
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A diorama of the Radio City Rockettes having a wild Christmas party adorns Henri Bendel's window on Fifth Ave. (Dec. 9, 2011)

A holiday shopper takes a picture of a
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A holiday shopper takes a picture of a supermodel Statue of Liberty at Henri Bendel. (Dec. 9, 2011)

A jelly-bean dress clad Statue of Liberty stands
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A jelly-bean dress clad Statue of Liberty stands tall in the Henri Bendel's Fifth Avenue holiday window display. (Dec. 9, 2011)

One of the more straightforward holiday window displays,
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One of the more straightforward holiday window displays, by Saks Fifth Avenue. Manhattan stores go all out for their holiday windows each year. (Dec. 8, 2011)

A Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window display. Most
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A Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window display. Most of New York City's major department stores construct elaborate holiday window displays that become a destination for tourists and locals alike. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Shoppers fill the streets and some pause to
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Shoppers fill the streets and some pause to admire the the "Land of the Bubblemakers" holiday window display at Saks Fifth Avenue. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Another Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window in Manhattan.
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Another Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2011)

A man takes a picture of a Saks
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A man takes a picture of a Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window display. (Dec. 8, 2011)

A Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window in Manhattan.
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A Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2011)

A Tiffany's holiday window display features tiny carousel
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A Tiffany's holiday window display features tiny carousel animals in a Central Park winter wonderland. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Tiffany's holiday window display, with tiny carousel animals
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Tiffany's holiday window display, with tiny carousel animals in a mini Central Park winter wonderland. (Dec. 9, 2011)

A pedestrian looks inside a Tiffany's window in
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A pedestrian looks inside a Tiffany's window in Manhattan.The city's most famous retailers are known for splashy displays that have become as much a holiday tradition there as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or sidewalk Santas. (Nov. 21, 2011)

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