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A marked contrast to the slew of "old-fashioned" holiday windows next door at Bergdorf Goodman, the display at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue showcases Christmas gluttony in modern and neon-infused splendor. As if in some kind of ecstasy-fueled royal banquet that has quickly degenerated into an orgy, mannequins in silk gowns are splayed about and dripping in stately gems. In a world full of minimalist boutiques, at least we can always trust the department stores to go over-the-top and distract the tourists.
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