Beginning Thanksgiving week each year, New York City department stores unveil fantastic, fashion-forward, and even fairytale-inspired storefront windows which dazzle passersby and attract thousands of people per day on point-to-point walks. Anticipation is part of the fun, and window front messages tease the city until each store unveils their yearly masterpiece.
NY Holiday Window Shopping is free and it’s unforgettable.
ARCHER’S HOLIDAY WINDOW TOUR
Barneys New York
Walk southwestward (right turn out the front door of Barneys) toward 60th Street. Turn right onto 60th Street. Turn left onto 5th Avenue, then cross to Bergdorff Goodman. This walk is a smidgen over 1/5 mile and will take around 5 minutes.
Lord & Taylor
Walk southwestward on 5th Avenue (right turn out the front door of Lord and Taylor) toward West 35th Street. Turn west (right) onto West 35th Street and continue. Jog left near Ken’s Steakhouse. Cross and enter Macy’s. Macy’s is New York sized – take note of which door you enter and exit. This walk is about 1/2 mile and should take about 11 minutes.
Pass through this classic NYC department store and exit Macy’s on the 35th Street side. Head right, turning left on to 6th Avenue (The Avenue of The Americas) and continuing on. Turn right onto West 38th and you’ll be with friends at Archer Hotel New York in less than a 1/2 block’s walk.