Moving out of the windows and the shores of the US, allow us to take you on a tour of some of the most beautiful festive windows around the world. Right from London to Paris, Christmas is the time when high-end department stores put up their best creative skills on show for passersby too. Distinctly set up Christmas windows draw more attention and are on the list of must-visit of many during holiday. Lets take a look at the most magical and outstanding windows of the world’s top shopping destinations in 2013.
French department store, Printemps, has teamed up with Prada to render a fashionable makeover to their windows this season. Reviving the traditional festive symbols in a fairy-tale display, the illuminated façade puts on display the legendary reindeer. Also the iconic Prada bear entertains playfully amongst the evergreens, sugar confections and gifts.
Printemps Haussmann, 64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
This upmarket French department store company located on Boulevard Haussmann has designed fairy tale themed windows which are inspired by the magical world of Beauty and the Beast. Revelers can also play with the characters of the same via revolutionary interactive windows at Galeries Lafayette and indulge in exceptional musical delight every hour. Vogue also reports that the first mechanical Christmas tree that has ever been seen in Paris’ Grand Magasins sits majestically at the center of the store, under the store’s famous glass dome. With the help of Swatch, on the hour, every hour the imaginary village nestled in the 20m tall tree magically come to life to spread festive cheer.
Galerie Lafayette Haussmann, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
We have already traveled aboard the Harrods Christmas Express. It takes all visitors on a magical journey as each window is decked up like a elaborate train carriage putting on display the store’s latest collection. Take a look at Harrods’ amazing gift guide too.
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London, UK
One of the leading international luxury fashion destination, Harvey Nichols is celebrating with winter themed windows. Each one depicts winter scenes and giant snowflakes which are made up of dozens of colored fluorescent light bulbs. These bulbs twinkle throughout the day and put a kaleidoscopic light show on the storefront after the sun sets.
Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom
Selfridges Selfridges has put up a good Christmas window to enhance the visitors’ mood for the festive season. The renowned Oxford Street department store has put up a host of oversized X’mas gifts like the bottle of tequila, a snowglobe, Viktor and Rolf perfume, Charlotte Olympia shoes and more.
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, United Kingdom
Merry Christmas and happy shopping!
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