Downtown Manhattan Holiday Windows 2007

I was strolling around lower Manhattan yesterday and took a bunch of shots of holiday windows displays. I saw a lot of bright colors and less traditional red and green displays.
At the Gap and Anthropologie, the windows used a lot of chunky yarns to make ornaments and garlands. I love this idea because it’s not only cute but it’s cheap to do. You can usually score some yarn at the $1 store or try Michael’s if you live outside the city.

I was walking past the Gap in Flatiron and was shocked to see the stripe light displays. They reminded me so much of my own stripe paintings! Is it a sign? Are stripes in and I will be famous in no time? Check out the tree: they wrapped balls with bright-colored yarn to make ornaments.

Another shot of the stripes. Love it!

Anthropologie always does an amazing job on their windows no matter what the season.

A shot of the windows covered with hundreds of paper cut snowflakes.

A holiday village covered in snow. I love the yarn garlands draped above. It’s made of tiny individual yarn balls strung together.

This shot if from the Kate Spade store down in SoHo. Traditional but pretty.

This was a clever and fun display at Marc by Marc Jacobs in the West Village. A take on the traditional holiday Santa portraits. You can sit with the holiday “swan” and have your picture taken. The photos are then hung in the windows of the store creating a community of a swan head shots.

A shot of the swan holiday photos covering the windows of the Marc by Marc Jacobs store.

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