MACY'S – claims to be the largest department store, and not just in Manhattan either. And the unique shop window decorations are particularly big. Difficult to top every year. We have photos and videos for you. Slightly wobbly unfortunately due to the sheer emotion and enthusiasm felt at seeing these wondrous windows – but hey, that just makes it all the more authentic, right?
43rd street and its mega stores is a true must for all hardcore shopping fans in the pre-Christmas season. The flagship stores are conquered by the masses. UNIQLO was a particular favourite….
BERGDORF GOODMAN is of course likewise as famed for its windows. Macy’s windows are clearly aimed at the next generation, whilst those of BG are targeted at the aesthetics of the consumer. The windows were all fabulous, however the vintage making-of window particularly caught our eye. Wonderful.
If shopping at FAO SCHWARZ, the Apple Flagship Store or ABERCROMBIE & FITCH is simply to banal and mainstream for you, then GoSee has just the thing. The YOUNG DESIGNERS MARKET, a.k.a. THE MARKET NYC between 8 and 9 Avenue (328 West 14th Street). What may appear to be a space ship from the outside, turns out to be a gorgeous collection of useful and wonderfully useless things.
From pearl and feather adorned hair bands, bound to be popular in Berlin, Paris and London, to homemade soaps, t-shirts and recycled cigar boxes. And plenty of cool jewellery of course, all made in America. Very, very cool.
And if you are completely stuck for gifts, then make sure you pay a visit to the MoMa (11 W 53rd St New York, 10019). We guess that the gift shop is a greater source of income these days than the actual tickets to the exhibitions. Lamps, mobiles, books, design stuff … if you can’t find it in here, then you’ll never find it.