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Last week, we got an early look at one of Lord & Taylor's holiday windows, all of which are based on actual memories sent in by shoppers. Now, the department store has unveiled its entire display, and it's every bit as wholesome and nostalgic as the Barneys windows are cheeky.
All of the memories illustrated in these scenes are set in brownstones or other city habitats, even though not all of them come from New Yorkers. Vignettes include the couple who married on Christmas Eve and only had one ornament on their tree, the woman who decorates her fire escape because she lives in a 350-square-foot studio, and the family that believes they've "perfected the art of building a gingerbread house." One series of old-timey figurines actually comes from Lord & Taylor windows from ages past. Oh, and everything's animatronic, so it all moves. You might even be able to spot the subtle differences from photo to photo in the gallery above.
· Lord & Taylor's Holiday Windows Include a Tiny Cross-Dressing Dog [Racked NY]
· All holiday window coverage [Racked NY]