24 December, 2011

Christmas Window Displays - London 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London, So I decided to take a walk around town and capture all the brilliant Christmas window displays put on by the capitals greatest stores.

Starting off with Harrods, A London landmark best known for its exuberant, decadent and sometimes distasteful style.

The theme of their windows this year is a 'Crystal Christmas'.
Which showcases the stunning glitters of Swarovski Crystals.

Next stop was just down the street at Harvey Nichols. Now I have to admit, I wasn't that impressed with their windows.
 The close up shots look good, but from far away it just looked a mess.

I guess that's the look and feel their going for, cutting edge and dilapidated.
Maybe a few years ago 'dilapidated chic' would've worked for me, but in this economy I need some excessive glamour to brighten my spirits, especially around christmas and this just wasn't doing it.
Dolce & Gabbana really pulled out the quirk factor with this Asian market stall inspired shop window.
Miu Miu was as cute and glittery as ever.
Liberty went for a 'Twelve Days of Christmas' theme in their classically eccentric, avant-garde and utterly charming way.

Louis Vuitton was circus themed. Which could've been done better, but hey, you just can't beat a classic LV trunk.
Lanvin had fabulous windows as always and are opting for a more politically correct message by wishing in the new year.
And of course finally is the mothership Selfridges, who always out do everyone with their phenomenal christmas windows and this year is no exception.
The theme this year is a 'White Christmas' which is ironic as it doesn't look like we will have one this year.

Everything is white, grey, silver and black.
I love the detail of Selfridges window displays, any element can be captured and still be strong.

I hope you enjoyed my London tour of this years christmas windows and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


(All photos copyright of Richie Nickel)


  1. This so beautiful!! my fave one was Miu Miu, and Luis Vuitton is nice, thank you Richie!! :)

  2. Ha, I love all that stuff but I can't afford much :(

  3. Thank you for your sharing. Hope you have a happy Christmas holiday.

  4. Simply beautiful!!

  5. Wow! London is fabulous!!!