21.11.11

Again... Christmas shop-windows



I have already done this previous years (see last year’s post), but some blogger friends kindly asked me to take some photos also of this year’s Christmas shop-windows… so of course I did, once again concentrating on the Printemps and the Galeries Lafayette ones.
Printemps has during the last years more and more concentrated on luxury which is confirmed by what is displayed in the windows (see also top photo). This year is obviously dedicated to Chanel and their artistic director Karl Lagerfeld appears, multiplied, in one of the windows.






























Some details.


Little space for others than Chanel  … a little bit of Dior and Burberry.


… and what is displayed in the men’s windows is much more of a mixture. (I don’t know what I would like to wear … have not yet made by list for this Christmas.)























































Galeries Lafayette had again put up their spectacular wall decorations. The windows are definitely here more children-friendly. Actually, I should have made some videos as most of the windows are animated, a lot of puppies on strings.






























The “Lafayette Maison” windows were this year more or less hidden… you had to look through the bars to see what was exposed. Not well adapted to photographing.  

33 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Peter, Peter, Peter. What a treat this was! As a big fan of "Mademoiselle" (aka Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel) I lapped it all up. Amazing displays. It seems Les Galeries and le Printemps have outdone themselves this year. Thanks to you I feel as if I am "almost" there. A heartfelt thank you to you. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Olivier said...

les vitrines de noel dans les grands magasins parisien sont toujours un superbe spectacle, une promenade obligatoire

Owen said...

I can see you in that big fur hat in the Moscou window ! Which would be fitting after your recent trip... So THIS is where you were off to last night... looks like you had lots of fun, like a kid in a candy shop...

Nikon said...

Amazing collection of photos, Peter! The black background of your blog really makes these night shots stand out & you serve a full course! Nice job.

Studio at the Farm said...

Peter, thank you so very much! I love your photos of Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.

Pierre BOYER said...

Très jolies vitrines...

Pierre

Rakesh Vanamali said...

A time of the year when there is a lot of colour worldwide..... very interesting post!

ALAIN said...

C'est très glamour...mais un peu cher, peut-être...

Thérèse said...

On reconnait le cote luxueux de Paris. Cela fait un peu peur quand on pense a la crise mondiale et pourtant c'est comme quand on visite les tresors du Vatican ou autres tresors, je pense au Vatican a cause de Noel: on est pris entre la beaute des objets et la realite de la vie au dehors...

Bettina said...

WOW - I would love to see these window decorations in person, so so beautiful. And what an imagination the decor people must have.

claude said...

Cela me rappelle quand j'étais môme Paris by night au moment de Noël. Mes parents nous emmenaient dans les grands magasins en éclaireurs pour savoir ce qui nous ferait plaisir au pied du sapin.
Superbe série, Peter !

e said...

Lovely photos...Thanks!

Ola said...

for me a bit to ear;y for Christmas decoarations but, indeed, they all look very nice!

Nathalie said...

Oh que c'est beau.
Vidéos, vidéos, vidéos, je veux voir tout ça bouger ! :)

En tout cas ce que je comprends c'est que pour Noel on te suggère de voyager. L'orient express t'aura-t-il donné le goût de l'ailleurs ? Quelle sera ta prochaine destination ? TU pourrais la mettre sur ta lettre au père Noel...

Shammickite said...

What wonderful windows! And so many of them.
I can see that my next visit to Paris will have to be in November/December just so I can see these lovely store windows in person.

hpy said...

Shouldn't Christmas be more for children? Lagfayette more than Spring?

Maria O. Russell said...

That first photo!!!

I think I´ll ask Santa Claus to bring me that handbag and the
Venetian cape too!

Stunning photos!

Thank you so much Peter.

Paris Paul said...

Aughh! You beat me to it. I was hoping to go on Sunday and do this.

I see they delivered on their promise for a rock and roll Christmas! You've really made me want to see this.

claude said...

Affirmatif il y a des vignes en Suisse
http://www.aci-multimedia.net/gastronomie/terroir/suisse_vins.htm
Ils doivent se les garder que pour eux, j'en ai jamais entendu parler.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Thankyou so much for this Peter. I first found your blog when you made it as Blog of Note, but now I come across you again hob-nobbing with Owen, and proving a useful tour guide for my approaching trip to Paris - with children!

M said...

Oh, my goodness! Gorgeous, over-the-top, dramatic .... There are not enough words to describe them! I want to lèche vitrine with you!

Thérèse said...

Pour repondre a ta question: j'ai honteusement triche. En effet une dame de la Societe Audubon le presentait sur le parking du parc...
mais on voit ce faucon perche sur les poles electriques assez souvent par ici.

Thérèse said...

"sur les poteaux electriques"

Cezar and Léia said...

Paris is ready for Christmas!
And your pictures are excellent!
ahh time goes so fast, it's almost December.Anyway I'm anxious here because our son is coming for Noël!
:) It's my gift!
Hugs
Léia

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

And so it goes again! So kind of you to share the windows with us again this year. Your photos are always so stunning, Peter. I admire the way you have put them together here. Also, saves me a trip from having to go, hahaha. Actually, I have done to see the windows every year I have lived here. This will be my fourth time.

I'm always so much more attracted to the childlike windows of the Galaries Lafayette -- very fun. :)

Actually, this is probably a good time to go, isn't it. It's warmer than in later December. I remember having to bundle up quite warmly to go and see the windows in some years past.

Hope all is well, Peter. You take care of yourself. :)
xx
Karin

sonia a. mascaro said...

Amazing pictures, Peter!
I would LOVE to be there...
Thanks for the fantastic tours.

Ash said...

Dazzling!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

How fortunate I was to see all these windows, just revealed, on my last day in Paris. My favorites are the animated ones at Printemps and GL. The Chanel windows were exquisite!

Bises,
Genie

Shionge said...

Too much too soon...too fast :)

orvokki said...

Fantastic.. :D

ParisBreakfasts said...

I'm leaning more towards Galeries Lafayette this year.
Naturally they plan these vitrine at least a year in advance...
Still the extreme luxe of Printemps in these econoomic times is thoughtless and daunting.

Jeanie said...

Peter, your holiday window posts always make me smile! I remember the long ago days in my small city when we had department stores that weren't in malls and they had enchanting animated windows. Those days are gone now, and we have to travel to see such lovely things. But I can see the best of Paris right here! Thank you!

Maria O. Russell said...

That fascinating first photo with the Venetian cape and hat, Venetian crystal and...

How come I didn´t realize before?

The Winged Lion of Venice!