Tag Archives: Christmas shopping

ABC CARPETS a fun place to shop

I love this troll house…….just one of thousands of gift ideas…….

My 25 Ideas for CHRISTMAS GIFTS

It was a fun day of shopping………….5th Avenue……….a flea market………a silver emporium………and a crafts show.  [I am exhauested].  But I did make 5 purchases…………gifts for family…….friends………and my stockbroker!

The TAXIDERMY DEER HEAD………..was NOT among my purchases.

However…………..this Courtly Check Moose Head at MacKenzie Childs did tempt me…………..at $15,000 [cough]………….but it was the $695 delivery charge that killed the purchase.

BERGDORF’S CHRISTMAS WINDOWS 2015 • 7 MILLION SWAROVSKI’S

 

Yes, SEVEN MILLION Swarovski’s crystals were used to create these windows.

Yes, they are over the top……….but at BERGDORF’S.………the Christmas windows are always over the top.

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How many of these mink wraps will they sell?  LOTS.

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Will these dresses sell at $15,000 each?  Yes.  Lots.

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How many monkeys will sell?  NONE!

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STAR FISH DRESS………….they are standing in line to reel one in!

 

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RABBIT or MINK? Does it go with the gold pantsuit?  Yes and no.

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Feathers not for sale……….but the earrings are.

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The dress is for sale……but how many really can wear it?

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The earrings are already sold out……….but the velvet gloves can be yours.

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The dress only works if you have lilac dyed tresses.

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The necklace is the only thing you can buy………..but it might break your bank.

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The Midas touch………

 

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Tinsel hair…………gold beads………….you’re ready for New Years Eve.

 

CHRISTMAS at Housing Works Thrift

No need to shop at MACY’s…………when just around the corner is the Housing Works Thrift Shop.……….offering an abundance of all things CHRISTMAS. Fabulous designer label clothes.  Decorations for your tree……….. crystal and china for your holiday table.

There are 12 HW THRIFTS in the city………..but the one where I shop is on Columbus Ave and 75th street.

A SATURDAY STROLL IN SOHO

Shopping in SOHO…….a’ jump’ start on shopping for Christmas presents.  Dropped in at the  Crosby Street Hotel for tea………popped into Housing Works [a gay thrift shop] for jewelry…….and the ASTOR WINE STORE for some bubbly.

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 Who needs BLACK FRIDAY when you have SOHO SATURDAY

The cardboard box on the corner is actually a house for a homeless man.

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The CROSBY STREET HOTEL is one of my favorite restaurants is SOHO.  Afternoon tea is a delight.

Shopping at DESIGUAL on Broadway

 

Update your look and shop for Christmas at the same time.  All of DESIGUAL’S designs are “hip”…………”cool”……….

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Remember TWIGGY.………she is yours for $79.  If you want to meet her……..she runs a Bed and Breakfast on the edge of the Peak District national Park in Derbshire England.  TRUE!

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ELY…………..$69

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Just across the street for MACY’S 34th street.

JURASSIC PARK at Toys “R” US

TOYS “R” US is a trip!  What kid wouldn’t get excited seeing thousands of toys……and wishing that SANTA would drop them all off at their house……or apartment!                                                                                                                                               [As if they would all fit down the chimney]!

I was shopping for the”TWINS”……very sweet three year olds…..and the choices were vast.  Don and I settled on about 20 things [charge cards in hand].  Was fun but chaotic!

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ZACK

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GABBY

The Jurassic Park DINOSAUR is a hoot!

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a hollar……and a groan!

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TYRANNAUSAURUS REX definitely needs a dentist.

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The Ferris Wheel is a giggle………..kids AND adults love it.

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Oh CLARK!  You are so dreamy!

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TIMES SQUARE at night is like a trip to VEGAS…………..without the airfare!

 

 

 

MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS Grand Central Holiday Fair

The Holiday Fair at Grand Central Station is in full swing.  Do you need a doll?  On your way to grab a train………stop by MADAME ALEXANDER’S booth in Vanderbilt Hall and pick out one for your own doll.

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This little “CUDDLE BABY” is sweet………..

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Madame Alexander has a special anniversary edition of herself …….”CISSY”…………dressed exactly as the Madame  herself would have dressed in 1923.  Cost” $1500.  Woah!

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The WIZARD OF OZ dolls are adorable…….made of washable cloth…..$35.  Sweet!

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These are Madame’s famous “CUDDLE BABIES”.  They can suck their thumb !

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GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

Holiday Fair GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

This is the annual Holiday Fair at Grand Central Station.  A shopping extravaganza held in the magnificent VANDERBILT HALL.  62 hand-picked artisans are selling unusual and exotic goods.   In between your shopping spree take time to enjoy the famous laser light show on the ceiling of the terminal.

At the HUT STUDIOS you will delight in the handmade boxes collaged with photos of buildings on the streets of New York.  My favorite box is the Dakota Apartments [ It was here that John Lennon was murdered on the sidewalk].