Bill Cunningham mentioned in his recent “On the Street” narrative, “Early Signs of Spring,” that retailers had put together window displays that “stop you in your track.” I know Bill’s favorite stomping grounds include 57th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan, so on Tuesday I packed up my girl, got on the F train, and went into the city.
Sometimes I like to see these windows just for color inspiration. Plus, seeing how beautiful they are gives me a little lift. Here were a few of my favorites.
The cherry blossom branches inside the Van Cleef & Arpels windows grow outside the displays and crawl across the building. I love how this picture shows the reflection of the buildings across the street.
Bergdorf Goodman windows. I love the exquisite black and white lace dress and coat, especially next to the dress of red and black chevron stripes, and look at the wonderful display behind them!
Miu Miu shoes, $790 (ouch), and with a 5-inch heel (double ouch), but I love them anyway. They are like something modern-day Daisy Buchanan of The Great Gatsby would wear.
At Louis Vuitton all the featured items were inside broken eggs. I love the color of this bag against the gorgeous berry-colored tufted cushions.
My daughter was fascinated by the eggs in the Louis Vuitton windows. “I want that one, Mom!” (The egg, she could care less about Louis Vuitton.)
A window outside of Tiffany & Co. I love the trompe l'oeil and I thought this couple with their red coats was so cute together. He's shooting south down 5th Avenue.