The one people are most likely to be into is the one they really can be in. There are entrances and exits on the side of a darkened theater display for a three-minute, 3-D experience of the city skyline.
—Bergdorf Goodman: The "Holidays on Ice" theme exists in a "sort-of time warp," Hoey says. There are details from the 17th through 21st centuries — and all coated with a little glimmer and shimmer.
—Bloomingdale's: A quick trip around the block seems a trip around the world, with oversized packages celebrating shopping around the world, including France, Italy and China — and New York, of course.
—Henri Bendel: A celebration of the work of the late illustrator Al Hirschfeld, the windows peek into an imaginary dinner party — at a tony town house, of course — filled with the celebrities who so often were his subjects. The guest list includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.
—Lord & Taylor: There's also a party going on here. It's part of the celebration of the traditional trappings of the season: shopping for gifts, taking tea and kissing goodnight.
—Macy's: A little boy journeys through an enchanted forest, meeting all sorts of extraordinary characters along the way, and comes away with belief in faith and some magical dreams.
—Saks Fifth Avenue: Snow falls from the sky in a 3-D light show. Or, could someone — or something — be shaking the snow from the rooftop? Follow the story of Yeti, an underappreciated snowmaker in Siberia. (Saks' display won't be unveiled until Monday.)
—Tiffany & Co.: A miniature sleigh filled with boxes in Tiffany Blue visits an enchanting neighborhood on a snowy night.
Those are the landmarks, but some other retailers have wrapped up their flagship stores as presents, too, including Tommy Bahama, wishing shoppers "Happy Huladays" in a sea of potted palm trees; Banana Republic, boasting a "candy shop"; and Kate Spade adding Swarovski crystals to the cityscape.
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