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Lord & Taylor Receives Top Award from Design:Retail for 2015 Holiday Window Display

NEW YORK (Dec. 8, 2015) – Lord & Taylor was named Platinum recipient—the top honor—of design:retail magazine’s Winning Windows award for its 2015 holiday window display in New York City.

                       Lord & Taylor 2015 Holiday Windows

LT Window 2015

Photo Credit: Cindy Ord, Getty Images

design:retail’s Winning Windows awards honor the top three Manhattan retailers for their excellence in holiday window design. Judging is based on three criteria: originality and creativity; spirit of the season; and, technical aspects of the execution.

“I am thrilled that Lord & Taylor has received its first-ever Platinum Winning Windows award!,” said Denis Frenette, senior vice president, merchandise presentation for Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay. “The holiday windows are a labor of love, and our gift to New York City—it’s wonderful for them to be recognized in this way amongst our peers. We are so glad that along the busy streets of New York, we are able to put a smile on the faces of all passers-by.”

This year, guests visiting the flagship location at 424 Fifth Avenue will experience a state-of-the-art journey through “A few of our favorite things…” while walking underneath a magical awning of greenery and twinkling lights. The windows portray four animated scenes of warm and comforting holiday memories:

  • A gingerbread kingdom, featuring a handmade oversized Victorian gingerbread house being held aloft by dozens of dancing gingerbread men; the piping of the icing is so realistic you can almost smell the sweet gingerbread;
  • The holiday countdown, an ornate mansion with 24 windows counting down the days to Christmas; each of the windows opens to reveal an iconic holiday image—plus a special surprise when all 24 open!
  • A larger-than-life cuckoo clock captures the midnight hour and the anticipation of what’s to come; the hours spin by and each time the clock hits midnight, a great celebration awaits;
  • Lastly, a peek inside our Sweets Shoppe, inspired by a traditional Parisian bakery and filled with decadent holiday treats – that come to life in an entertaining performance.

Lord & Taylor’s 78th annual world-renowned holiday window display was unveiled on Nov. 12 with an event in partnership with Habitat for Humanity New York City, and will be on view until early January.



Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is the oldest department store in the United States and one of the country’s premier retailers. It has built its reputation on offering high-quality fashion apparel and accessories, exciting store environments, and seamless service. Lord & Taylor operates 50 full-line locations primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., four outlet locations, and It is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio.

For more information, please contact Lord & Taylor public relations:

Elizabeth FitzGerald

Brooke Spanjian