Bergdorf Goodman is the grande dame of New York luxury retailers. Located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th streets since 1899, she is the only New York-centric luxury store left in the city. All the other department stores have spread their influence outside of New York. (I’m looking at you Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys). For me, Bergdorf NYC is quintessential Manhattan style, class and luxury. After all, it was one of Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite stores in Sex and The City.
What better way to celebrate Christmas in Manhattan than to check out how it’s being done at Bergdorfs? New York is one of the best places to visit in the USA during winter and, if you are travelling during Christmas, you must see the Christmas window displays of the department stores on Fifth Avenue. Of the department store windows, the Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf’s Christmas window displays are clearly the best.
Bergdorf’s Christmas Windows
The store windows at Bergdorf NYC this Christmas was all about the sparkle. Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl would have approved.
Bergdorf’s Christmas Department
The Christmas department at Bergdorf NYC is small but exquisite. Everything is beautifully detailed with prices to reflect such craftsmanship.
I heard a fair bit of Russian while browsing this part of the store. Presumably people have so much space they need life size animatronic polar bears and Santa Clauses to fill their Manhattan penthouses. I love the fact that the Santa Claus statues are in magnificent robes. No, red velour for these Santas.
I loved the look of these bejewelled velvet tree skirts and matching (!) socks. One or the other as Oprah would say or it will look too match-matchy. Unless, of course, that is the look you are going for.
I have a thing for shoes on Christmas trees and fell in love with the gold sneaker ornaments. My daughter, of course, wanted the gold heels.
Check out these beautiful ornaments in a short movie clip.
Visiting Bergdorf NYC
Bergdorf Goodman is located on 5th Avenue on 57th and 58th streets. You can’t miss it. It’s a giant mansion at the very top of Fifth Avenue on the side of the street that becomes Central Park. In fact the near-perfect location was the site for Cornelius Vanderbilt’s home during the Gilded Age.
Next stop after Bergdorf is the Plaza Hotel. We spent time at Bergdorf’s then had tea in the Plaza Hotel atrium. My kids know the Plaza Hotel from the Eloise books as well as the movie, Home Alone 2. So mama was happy and so were the kids. Daddy just suffered along, carried shopping bags and complained about the prices.
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