N.Y. holiday windows: Stores’ gift to the city

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The story, which moves from window to window, starts with a mysterious ship that is headed to the North Pole but takes a few detours by the Tree of Wishes and a wish factory before reaching its destination.

• Bergdorf Goodman: Bergdorf always weaves high fashion into its holiday story, but this year it shares the coveted Fifth Avenue space with wild animals visiting the urban jungle.

The theme of “Carnival of the Animals” puts a black-and-white lace gown by Marchesa within striking distance of a life-sized paper zebra, ostrich, panda bear, aardvark and peacock.

A tropical forest made of metals and mirrors is home to a giant brass birdcage and a dress by Naeem Khan, and a mannequin modeling J. Mendel’s gown surrounds herself with polar bears, a moose, wolves, a seal and a mountain goat.

• Barneys New York: To support Gaga’s Workshop, a special Lady Gaga-themed in-store shop, the windows depict four themes: Gaga Constellation, Gaga Machine, Gaga’s Boudoir and Gaga’s Crystal Cave.

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