PHOTOS: 2011 NYC Holiday Windows

Shopping is one of the greatest things to do in New York City, but not all of us have the dough. Luckily, during the holiday season, window shopping has become an experience itself. Whether you are just strolling down Fifth Avenue or killing some time around the city, get into the holiday spirit and check out these amazing displays of art.

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Shopping is one of the greatest things to do in New York City, but not all of us have the dough. Luckily, during the holiday season, window shopping has become an experience itself. Whether you are just strolling down Fifth Avenue or killing some time around the city, get into the holiday spirit and check out these amazing displays of art.
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This year Barneys, the department store known as a mecca for fashionistas, decided to please its loyal customers by displaying the queen of fashion--or so-called fashion--Lady Gaga, as part of Gaga’s Workshop, a popup shop withing the department store.
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Lady Gaga in her boudoir that appears to have been made out of hair. The room references Gaga’s hairstyles and fashion moments.
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At Barneys, Gaga morphs into a machine. Here’s a motorcycle in the shape of Lady Gaga.
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Bergdorf Goodman chose “Carnival of the Animals” as their holiday window theme this year. Each window displays a different scene based on a specific material that represents animals.
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The aquarium window, called “Testing the Waters,” is decorated with mosaic tile, gems and rare fishes.
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The North Pole Garden Party window shows animals getting ready to celebrate the holidays.
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Saks showcased the quest of a little girl... or model, in this case... trying to find out where snow comes from, based on the book “Who Makes the Snow?”
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Couture and a bubble well at Saks
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Holly wished she knew what the bubbles were for."
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At Henri Bendel, the inspiration was the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” show.
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Lady Liberty… and her dog.
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This year, Macy’s decided to create scenes based on wishes. The windows show ornaments and characters in 3-D screens, which don’t require special glasses.
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This year’s holiday campaign benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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At Fendi, the Italian fashion house wrapped its Fifth Avenue store using belts and the brand’s famous buckle.
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Uniqlo’s holiday window
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The Japanese retailer decorated its newly opened store on Firth Avenue with lots of lights and mannequins wearing deer ears, as well as Uniqlo’s cheap and trendy outfits.
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Tiffany & Co displays carousels with animals delivering gifts.
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