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The Amazing Windowswear Walking Tour

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking a NYC boutique and department store windows walking tour with Windowswear.

This tour is great not just for fashion enthusiasts, but for anyone interested in the history of New York City or economic development. Even after going to fashion school and living in the city for almost a decade, I still learned a surprising amount!

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The tour isn't fashion-centric, meaning the focus is not what the current colors and trends are, but talks about the composition of each windows, the window's creator, the history of the brand (and their windows), and the history of fashion in New York. Did you know that Macy's was the first store to use their windows as a form of art? Or that Lord and Taylor's flagship is the only store that has their windows on hydraulic elevators for easy changing?

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We started off at Herald Square, visiting the giant Macy's flagship and finished at the esteemed Bergdorf Goodman. Stops included Saks 5th avenue, Dolce and Gabbana and Versace.

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I also loved learning about the marketing techniques used in the windows; Tiffany has 20' windows, but only has display in 2'. Their product is small, so they didn't want to have a large, distracting display.

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It's these details that make this 1.5 hour tour perfect for tourists and New Yorkers alike. Guides are knowledgable and are able to answer any questions that come their way. The tour doesn't have a ton of walking, but keeps a good pace. Since the windows are constantly changing, the tour is also changing. Want to book this fantastic experience? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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