Henri Bendel Holiday Window Lord & Taylor Window Display Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window Bloomingdale's Window Display

There's nothing like Christmastime in New York—the hustle and bustle of taxis and tourists, the jingle jangle of street corner Santas, the ever-present scent of Starbucks peppermint mocha in the air. OK, so we may have exaggerated that last bit, but no city comes close, especially when it comes to department stores and the shows they put on for passerby. Since mid-November, in fact, the sidewalks have been shining with the decadent displays of our favorite fashion outposts along Fifth Avenue and beyond. From Lord & Taylor's vintage revisiting of old New York to Bergdorf's haute take on the holidays, here's your ultimate guide to NYC's winter window wonderland!