‘This is Luke Meagher, @ HauteLeMode, here for Interview Magazine checking in to let you know my thoughts on all the holiday windows that are happening right now in New York at your favorite stores, brands, et cetera et cetera. So, we started down in SoHo which was a no, hoe. It was very disappointing, it was very upsetting. You weren’t getting that holiday rom-com feeling that you really deserve. Then, of course, we had to go uptown to see the windows, although this year it wasn’t an ‘of course’—if you’re forced to, I guess try. Now be grateful because I went and looked at them so that you didn’t have to.”

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PRADA

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“Prada is doing a whole on ice experience. They had a little toboggan in the window, so that the men can feel inspired to go toboggan together. Why men are tobogganing together, I’m unsure. But it seems that all props in the Prada window were actually real, which is fun and authentic.”

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KATE SPADE

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“Now listen, they tried and I really appreciated that. There was a digitized, like, houndstooth moment taking over the little planters. They had a lot of disco styles going on, and there was even a truck outside giving out cookies and pizza. The thing was though, it felt like they were doing a little with a lot. It just felt kind of bleh. The thing is, Kate Spade’s holiday windows could be cool and quirky and cute, but instead it was just giving department store, first level, by the perfume counter.”

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Dolce & Gabbana

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“We must discuss. They had a little festive feast. It looked like something out of Whoville, and I’m dreaming of eating the last can of who-hash, if you know what I mean.”

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ARMANI

“Some nice little furry pillars here to hold up the Apres Ski collection. Most people walking down 5th Avenue probably don’t know what ‘apres ski’ means but, hey it doesn’t matter.”

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LOUIS VUITTON

“The windows were okay. They existed. The most exciting thing was the monogrammed Christmas tree that ran to the top of the building. I’ll take the Christmas tree. That’s holiday enough for me.”

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SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

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“Saks is one of the most prominent window dressers, and we saw little merry-go-round carousel horses carrying Sergio Hudson gowns, but at the same time there just wasn’t much going on. Not all that glitters is gold, girls.”

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FERRAGAMO

“It was sweet, there were a bunch of little papier mache cityscapes. The bags, the shoes, the clothes set amongst it, fab.”

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BERGDORF GOODMAN

“These windows were amaze. My favorite. Lots of colors, some birds of paradise, and a poodle that had one too many luxury handbags for my liking…because they were on the poodle, not me.”

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DAVID YURMAN

“David put all his jewelry on these beautiful little pillars of ice. That just felt like a fun, sweet way of being creative about a holiday situation. On top of that, it was nondenominational—bonus points in my book.”

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TIFFANY & Co.

“Subtle is Tiffany’s game, although I’d like to have seen a life-sized poster of Beyoncé in the window. That’s just me. Their little starry night and drum set was cute, though.”