There are countless reasons to enjoy the holidays. Let's not forget one, from the fashion front: window shopping. Lately, I've been taking little breathers from work and just admiring through the glass. My holiday shopping is nearly done — thanks to the Internet — so I can sit back and admire the artistry. If you too enjoy Tiffany's sparkly snowflake world and Ralph Lauren's rugged winterscape, join my Window Shopping community group. And, you'll appreciate Moschino's festive New York store windows. Looks like Santa needs to take little breathers too, as his Moschino-clad therapist serves him some advice. In typical Moschino fashion, a nod, and a wink, to Christmas style.
The great thing about Milk Studios and this Fashion Week is exiting a show and being in the Meatpacking District. Boutiques and good eats are right there. After the Preen show, I did a little window shopping and Alexander McQueen's window got the wow award. And I'm not the only one who thought so — see this funky chick taking a window peruse too? Right next door was Matthew Williamson so you know I made a stop there, but McQueen's model's big juicy lips, haute houndstooth, and stark skin were click-worthy.
Use of mannequins, torsos, props, cases, and walls to display merchandise in store or in outer windows of store. One of the more famous window dressers today is Simon Doonan of Barneys New York. It is said that Doonan changed our concept of window shopping in the early '80s via his decadent displays.
If you marvel at store windows, join our Window Shopping group.
One of the best ways to find one-of-a-kind and super-stylish homewares is to browse the boutiques of New York. But most of us are at a geographic disadvantage, not to mention too busy to window-shop full time. That's the inspiration behind Shop-A-Matic, a new window-shopping "service" from New York Magazine.
Think of it as an online catalog where someone does the cool-hunting for you, but you have to hit the pavement to purchase most of the products (although some are available online). Here's some insight from the press release:
New York editors set out on foot across the city to select and photograph almost 1,000 home décor items and make them searchable at nymag.com by price, color, material, style, etc. The launch includes ten categories of home items, from beds to lamps to dining tables, and will expand to include fashion and accessories in September.
Each category — including lamps, sofas, bookshelves, and more — is well-organized by just about every factor you can imagine, and the snapshots are actually pretty fabulous. I'm especially excited about the rug section, which seems to have some really unique discoveries. Just browsing Shop-A-Matic will remind you what a great shopping city New York is. What do you guys think of this idea?
At a loss for how to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon? Not a sports fan and looking for an escape from Super Bowl Sunday? This is a reminder of my Window Shopping group. I know you all shop, but right now the stores are still receiving their Spring merchandise so it's a good time to sit back, save some money and take some pictures!
Here is a shot of a Burberry store in its hometown of London. I adore the nautical theme and I spot a Burberry scarf wearer in the lower part of the picture! How is that for perfect timing? All you have to do is post a blog in the group, upload a photo and tell us the deets - who and where, then we can all virtually window shop!
We are all in this weird in-between stage of the shopping season. The credit cards are maxed out from holiday shopping. The sales are picked over. And I'm showing you all the tempting Spring Peeks getting you ready for Spring shopping. What is a shopaholic to do?
If you're like me and also enjoy the exercise (yes, exercise - that was Carrie Bradshaw's cardio mind you) of shopping and walking around, why not share your window shopping experiences on FabSugar? It's good to take the time to enjoy other aspects of shopping; visual merchandising is a whole industry in itself.
It was a beautiful sunny weekend in my neck of the woods so I snapped a few cool storefronts. Check them out in my Window Shopping group. My favorite was the MAC store; they had a pretty ballet-inspired window display. And get this: I resisted going in! This may be your shopping salvation; clicking a photo instead of charging a card.