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Store Tour: The Best Holiday Window Pics

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    N.G.L: (not gonna lie): Bing Crosby's "Happy Holidays" is playing on repeat at the office, and we may have started lighting Voluspa's Frost Pinecone candle for some sensory X-mas overload. We, Mrs. Clauses, love this time of year in NYC, and nothing gets us in the festive spirit, Big Apple style, as much as browsing our fave department stores crazy-elaborate holiday window displays. For 2010, your annual pilgrimage never had it so good—the big guns in luxe-shopping have pulled out all the stops to get you in the Christmas spirit (and make your wallets sweaty!). The first stop is a techie's pipe-dream. Bloomie's has over 100 digital screens in a mosaic format that play special computer generated animations to transport you to a winter wonderland. Now head west a little bit:Bergdorf Goodman invites you to travel to far-flung corners of the globe with their ridiculously creative transport-themed display that James Cameron is sure to drool over! Next, get lost in the story of a young girl's fashion fantasy at Saks Fifth Avenue: there's a dreamscape replete with custom-made, lust-worthy gowns from designers including Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler and Marc Jacobs. Pirouette past Henri Bendel;The store has paired up with the New York City Ballet to re-create the super beloved tale of the Nutcracker in their whimsical must-see rendition. Finally, take a detour past Barneys, whose window tableau plays upon one of the best parts of the holidays: food! In their visual celebration of foodie culture, lifelike caricatures of culinary icons, from Jamie Oliver to Julia Child, take part in the fiercest food fight you've ever witnessed. So, no matter what holiday you celebrate, our virtual tour of New York's best holiday window displays will have you in the mood to give (and get!).

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