Barneys: A New York Holiday

Barneys has long been known for an elitist attitude, expensive prices, and very unconventional clothing. The company began in 1923, when Barney Pressman opened his first store in Manhattan with $500 raised by pawning his wife's engagement ring.   60th St flagship store was open in 1993.


New York’s department store Barneys created for its holidays 2013 windows a futuristic vision of the island of Manhattan, called ‘A New York Holiday’.

Celebrating the spirit and movement of New York City, the holiday windows at Barneys boast light projections, 3-D displays, LED screens and lots of silver and gold.

In one of the windows a futuristic couple, dressed in Space Age costumes and ride their sleigh that looks more like a Batmobile.  Visitors can become a part of the display with an interactive experience that puts a whole new spin on sitting on the modern Santa’s lap.
Another window features a jagged structure covered in thousands of mirrors that glimmer and glisten in a burst of reflections and patterns.
You have  to enter the large gold structure on the Madison Avenue sidewalk to experience an adventure through New York City  - futuristic floating model of NYC that changes from white to brown to yellow and back to white thanks to a series of light projections.