We’ve gone full-Christmas here at the Retail Radar, and thought we’d share some of the beautifully-dressed windows spotted around the globe in trendy capitals London, Paris and New York.
First up is Selfridges – a name synonymous with the theatrical. From last year’s gingerbread in toy town effort to the traditional theme of 2012, not to mention the plastic yellow offering of its 100th anniversary special back in 2009, Selfridges can always be relied upon for statement designs that celebrate the best of British culture.
Our European sister debuted a Burberry creation at the start of the month, flanked by models Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. The display boasts animatronic dolls lifted over a mini version of the famous department store and walking over snow-covered rooftops – complete with a light-studded backdrop. It’s a nice contrast from some of their other seasonal windows, like the tropical summer look of last year, and the flower-headed mannequins that fronted a recent spring campaign.
New York: Barney’s
Across the pond, there’s buzz – or should we say Baz – around Barney’s new windows. Baz Luhrmann, the Australian director behind last year’s Gatsby, unveiled his mechanical creations this week in NYC to an all-star crowd. Previous efforts from the department store include a light-up display of the city in collaboration with rapper Jay-Z and a clip of Minnie Mouse on the runway courtesy of Disney.