Every year, a group of friends gather to take a walk up 5th avenue and experience Christmas via retail’s finest department stores. We rate and debate over pizza at Patsy’s afterwards. Everyone has their own take and highlights. What follows are some of my favorites in a handy countdown. Check back everyday this week to see how your favorite store fared.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Gone are the days when Saks would partner with a celebrity and produce an illustrated children’s book that would benefit a local hospital, then translate that book into a series of windows along Fifth Avenue. This year it was all about fashion, a bubble machine, and a naughty girl who looked like something out of “American Horror Story”. I guess this is an interesting juxtaposition to the Rock Center Holiday Tree (prime viewing opposite Saks), but it just bummed me out.
Bonus: No more long lines and little kids to slow down your viewing.