Store Windows on Madison Avenue

from the Artsology series The Arts Adventurer

I'm rarely on the Upper East Side, but I took a stroll up Madison Avenue on my way to an art museum, and enjoyed a look at the store windows and their sometimes-over-the-top displays. There's always creativity at play with these window displays, but perhaps it's ramped up a bit since it's around the time of the holidays now. I thought I'd post a few pictures of what I saw ...

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I like the fact that the reflections on the store window above create multiple layers of complexity, and it reminds me of some vintage Harry Callahan photographs of store windows and reflections.

store window display and reflection on Madison Avenue

There's plenty of shoe stores on Madison Avenue. We have these colorful furry boots for the ladies, and these silver shoes (below left) - which I think almost look like sculptures - for the men. They appear to be slip-on boots that have a raised surface suggesting shoelaces but in fact no shoelaces at all. I'd be willing to give them a try ...

Below right we have some fine leather bags and shoes being showcased in front of a series of brightly colored and lit-up bottles. And at the end of the day, if you have any money left over after your shopping excursion on Madison Avenue, you can put your cash into this silver bulldog safe. I don't know about you, but if I were a burglar, I'd want the silver bulldog just as much as whatever valuables might be locked up inside!

furry boots and silver shoes on Madison Avenue in NYC

colored glass bottles and silver bulldog safe on Madison Avenue

Below we have two fashionable abominable snowmen showing off scarves and neckties at Isaia Napoli. I guess they're sending the message that it's okay to come in from the cold to get some new clothes.

abominable snowman display at Isaia Napoli on Madison Avenue

This particular exploration of Madison Avenue took place around the winter holidays, which will explain the presence of abominable snowmen in the area!

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