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Bloomingdale's Pays Tribute to the Humble Shopping Bag

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Now that all of the major department stores have revealed their holiday windows, it's time to examine them in more detail. For the next couple weeks, we'll be running galleries of key holiday displays across the city. Then, we'll hold a vote to determine the greatest Christmas windows of 2011.

Anna Fischer, 12/1/11

Last year, Bloomingdale's installed all-digital holiday windows, disappointing onlookers who thought LCD displays didn't quite convey the requisite holiday warmth. This time around, they've returned to nostalgic form with five display cases dedicated to Bloomie's shopping bags through the years. Each bag opens or turns to reveal an animatronic holiday diorama.
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