THE FESTIVE SEASON
THE HOLIDAY SHOP
We like a good tradition, and, when possible, we like to improve upon it—that’s why we enjoy ornaments when they’re a little bit cheeky. Take this year’s edition of our beloved Linda ornament—that would be our fashion director Linda Fargo. Her ornament sold out quickly last year, so consider yourself warned. There’s more: Margaret Larkin’s beloved decorated trees, brilliant hand-blown ornaments from Germany and Poland, and chocolate everywhere you turn. Our very dapper Santa will be on hand and it’s a good bet that the kids will ask for the moving life-size polar bear or our exclusive Steiff stuffed bear—it’s about the size of a small car. After you tick off everybody on your list head over to BG Restaurant, enjoy views of Central Park, and toast yourself for what a thoughtful gift-giver you are, you deserve it.
The Holiday Shop, Seventh Floor 212 872 8872
Santa Claus, Little BG, Seventh Floor, Sundays, Dec 2, 9, & 16.
BG Restaurant, Seventh Floor 212 872 8799
Holiday Hours begin November 24: Monday – Saturday until 8pm; Sunday 11am-6pm; BG.com 24/7
Nothing says holidays in New York like our windows. They’re a year in the making and a tradition that draws a worldwide audience (and more photographs than you can count). This year’s theme, “BG Follies of 2012,” is inspired by the magnificent atmosphere of American entertainment of the 1920s and 30s. Get ready for art deco, Busby Berkeley musicals and vaudeville revues. The stars themselves will be showgirls, a musician, and an all-girl orchestra. And a multi-talented dog trainer (yes, we have a soft spot for dogs—who could forget Salty, the canine star who ran through the store during last year’s holiday video?). So head down to Fifth Avenue with an appetite for high fantasy, and your singing voice in tune.
The Holiday Windows, Fifth Avenue November 20, 2012 – Jan 2, 2013
SENDING HOLIDAY CHEER
We’ve been celebrating 111 years of extraordinary all season, and the party isn’t over yet. The exclusive Anniversary Collection includes perfect presents like John Derian’s decoupage trays with reproductions of the original blueprint of the store. Designers, celebrities and writers tell stories from within the walls of BG in the book, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman. If you can’t bring yourself to make another decision then leave the decisions to your dearly beloved with our Anniversary Gift Card. Better yet, get the book and a $75 gift card for $100—you’re getting more generous all the time.
Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf Goodman (240 pages, $35), Seventh Floor, 212 872 2758
You can make a mobile wish list of your most coveted gifts and email it to your many admirers.