5 Holiday Store Windows You Have to See to Believe

'Tis the season of festive gatherings, dreams of snow, and holiday store windows. As we get closer to the holidays, our favorite retailers and department stores unveil their opulent displays with much fanfare, kicking off the season by showcasing their holiday spirit, and shoppers gather to witness storefronts bedecked in fantastical displays.

Paris's Galeries Lafayette constructed a snow white world run by polar bears carrying parasols and preparing for holiday delights. Louis Vuitton's windows became aquarium-like, featuring puffins popping up with products in a snowy display. Macy's created a dynamic toy land with windows revealing capsules devoted to various themes like "Giving" and "Love." From dreamlike landscapes to winter wonderlands, these ornate creations captivate passersby and reawaken childlike wonder. Strewn with limited-edition pieces we'll be swiftly adding to our gift lists, holiday store windows have become a staple of our wintry experiences.

See below for some of the most dazzling holiday store windows of the season.

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WHAT: Louis Vuitton, Paris

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WHAT: Galeries Lafayette, Paris

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WHAT: Macy's Herald Square, New York City

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WHAT: Fortnum & Mason, London

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WHAT: Le Printemps, Paris

Which holiday window is your favorite? Cast your vote in the comments then shop for your own holiday décor.