Window shopping refers to the process of going from store to store just to look and admire at merchandise displayed in windows without buying anything. Available to anyone, it is a leisurely process with no time constraints. Some people use it just to pass the time and dream, while others use it to get inspired or gather information about current trends.
Window shopping is, for the large part, an unexplored art in our materialistic society. The purpose of window shopping is not to spend money or acquire new clothes, but to learn more about oneself and ones personal tastes.
The first time I truly appreciated the art of window shopping was when I visited Champs-Elysées in Paris several years ago. It was time well spent—when my friend and I enjoyed days window shopping from boutique to boutique to pass the time and dream.
Here is a peek around the world in holiday windows. These Christmas window displays features retailers in New York, Paris and London.
So sit back. Enjoy. Be inspired. But most of all Dream:)))
1. MACY’S WINDOW WONDERLAND
The happy tale of a little boy’s dreams of a crystal forest made of ice and jewels, where he finds beauty, joy, magic and presents, are fulfilled at Macy’s.
2. SAKS FIFTH AVENUE’S WINDOW WONDERLAND
A kinder, gentler race of abominable snowmen, the Yeti have taken up in Saks Fifth Avenue’s windows, where a young Yeti sets out to make snowflakes.
3. GALERIES LAFAYETTE WINDOW WONDERLAND
Meanwhile, time is of the essence at Galeries Lafayette. Windows feature stopwatches and cuckoo clocks with small figures dancing on top of them.
4. PRADA’S PRINTEMPS IN PARIS WINDOW WONDERLAND
Printemps in Paris has decked its halls with Prada. Teddy bears dance on a gingerbread house and hoist shoes with red ropes in a designer extravaganza.
5. HARRODS WINDOW WONDERLAND
Harrods went for seductive intrigue with the Harrods Christmas Express, a train that recalls the heyday of rail travel with stylish passengers, luxurious compartments and elegant dining cars.
6. HARVEY NICHOLS’ WINDOW WONDERLAND
Finally, Harvey Nichols’ windows were all about the product as hero — designer gowns and tuxedos — with a little help from some psychedelic snowflakes. They shine bright in shades of gold, blue, purple and red.
Thank you for reading my blog. 😊
Which holiday window are you most drawn to?