REMEMBER when shopping meant going downtown? Strolling the sidewalks and gazing into shop windows? Before shopping malls decided stores didn’t really need much in the way of windows at all?
Manhattan still has those displays—edgy at Barneys New York, lush at Bergdorf’s, kiddie-delight at Lord & Taylor and Macy’s, glittery and gorgeous at Saks and Bloomingdale’s, ethereal at ABC Carpet & Home—and thanks to Google we can see some of the sights, 18 in all, without going all Vamoose or Bolt Bus.
Some of the displays are more about the “sell” than others, but I don’t think I’ll ever think about Louis Vuitton again without also thinking about puffins (you’ll see). Makes me feel like a kid again, without the numb toes.