Miu Miu! Prada! Barneys! Bergdorfs! Yes, it's that time of year again, when even the simple act of walking down the street can lead to clammy-palmed urges to dart into a store (or several) and scoop up everything in sight. And all of this is only made worse by the exquisitely beautiful holiday windows in our favorite midtown mainstays. This year in particular seemed to bring a bevy of displays more intricate than the next; From an electric, upscale Disney spectacular to a throw-back Broadway boudoir, the mannequins, sets, and lights were holiday 2012's real street style stars. Click through to see some of our absolute faves — hey, just lookin' won't cost you a thing.
Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet