Fifth Avenue Walk, Part One: all fantasy girl window displays should include a kraken
Okay, I love window displays. Macy's windows, by the way, are highly overrated. Check out Fifth Avenue in Manhattan for some of the best displays. I recently took a walk up Fifth Avenue, starting at around 48th street (just beside Rockefeller Plaza) and heading uptown.
These first windows are from Saks Fifth Avenue.
It starts with a little girl and a cabinet. There's some text somewhere about how her fantasies create the rest of the windows. It's like Labyrinth crossed with high fashion.
The cabinet opens, and there's a model inside! This makes sense so far, right?
I actually love these windows. The first of the "fantasy" windows features the little girl hunting clockwork bugs. CLOCKWORK BUGS!
In the next, she's floating away on a balloon made of bubbles, and then riding a clockwork elephant.
This one is hard to see, I know. She's riding a flying fish here. (Don't forget these are all animatronic, so the bugs' wings move, the fish's fins flap, etc.)
The next window features what appears to be a bathosphere:
And then there's a giant octopus, or a kraken or something. I love this window, it's so surreal.
She's riding an octopus-bubble carousel, or something here.
I guess this is a little spaceship? I love the retro sci-fi look.
Leaving Saks, and heading uptown, the next decorated building was Cartier.
Followed by Fendi
Of course, I've never been inside any of these stores, but I like to look at the outside.
This hotel gets points for creative use of scaffolding.
Stay tuned for part two. There's still more to see, including more sci-fi themed windows!