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Off the Rack with Danielle: Inspirational, Good, C...

Off the Rack with Danielle: Inspirational, Good, Cheap and Late November Visuals

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Faux snow in store windows may be the closest that San Francisco will get to having a white Christmas, but why the packing peanuts? Other retailers are using a more “authentic” faux snow, and it looks more believable. I say BCBG is on the right path to bringing down and cheapening their luxury brand.

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I finally ventured into Macy’s to check out their “Holiday Lane” Christmas ornament selection. I was in awe of the number of trees on display, with themes ranging from international travel to ballet. It wasn’t long until I realized that I was lost in a maze of glittering trees, and had to “phone a friend” to get guidance on leaving the premises.

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I was really excited to see the “Foodie Holiday” windows go in at Barneys in Union Square. Unfortunately, my excitement was quickly turned to disappointment when I realized there was only ONE window installed at our San Francisco store. Pathetic! I want more foodie creativity!

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Now, it’s time for the part you’ve all been waiting for – inspiration photos! I’ve rounded up impressive images of my favorite windows from London and New York. These windows are getting me dangerously close to booking a flight so I can experience these works of art in person.

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Peter Pan stars in lavish, luxurious windows at Harrod’s in London.

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Saks is showcasing highly glam, elegant windows that range from dry land to under water.

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I am truly in awe of Bergdorf Goodman’s work this year. The windows have a variety of looks and play with the themes of ice, heat, astronomy, and astrology. (Bonus points for fitting almost every Sun sign into one glass panel!)

Written by: Danielle Wallis

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