Bergdorf Goodman today announced, “Isn’t it Brilliant,” the luxury retailer’s 2023 holiday theme. A dazzling display of holiday inspiration, the theme will come to life across its famed windows, throughout the store, on digital channels, and through a series of unique activations. With an emphasis on the magic of the holidays and the sparkling creativity that Bergdorf Goodman is renowned for, the 360-degree holiday programming is designed to inspire and delight customers through a thoughtfully crafted series of initiatives.
Bergdorf Goodman’s Christmas Windows: “The Isn’t it Brillian” Initiative
A New York City institution, Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows were unveiled on November 16, 2023. Articulating this year’s theme, the windows are aglow with light, mirrors, chrome, ice, dazzling surfaces, and bright neon. As is tradition, the windows were developed in-house by Bergdorf Goodman’s visionary design team. Of the seven windows, each is a unique take on the theme with a special storytelling narrative.
“First Light’‘ depicts a collection of domestic animals covered in mirror mosaic with monumental roosters beckoning the sunrise. On the other end of Fifth Avenue is “The Best and Brightest,” a celebration of knowledge and learning with vintage-inspired signs, flashing lights and a neon light bulb illuminating the big idea. On 58th Street, onlookers can see “Tripping the Light Fantastic,” a high-drama display featuring mosaic-mirrored Pegasi set with neon-outlined wings in a Venetian-mirrored salon. The Bergdorf Goodman designers featured in the windows include Thom Browne, C. D. Greene, Balmain, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Naeem Khan, Simone Rocha, Jil Sander, Christopher John Rogers, and Rabanne, among others.
Food experience at Bergdorf Goodman
Throughout the season, the halls of Bergdorf Goodman will be energized with holiday spirit and specialized customer experiences. With over 700 exclusive products throughout the store, customers can expect an extraordinary array of items from fashion to jewelry, home decor to beauty and menswear.
From personal appearances with designer favorites to personalization opportunities to create the perfect gift, the schedule is filled with playful moments imbued with luxury and whimsy. Some of the programming highlights include Diptyque engraving; tastings with MarieBelle, Angelina, and Serendipity; a locket bar with Monica Rich Kosann; Berluti Patina workshop and scotch tasting in the men’s store; an appearance by artist Donald Robertson; a Smythson personalization station; and more
During the holidays, BG Restaurant is a bustling destination for diners looking for the quintessential New York experience. This year, Bergdorf Goodman has partnered with another New York institution, the nearby Park Lane New York, to develop a signature cocktail menu inspired by three fashion designers’ favorite seasonal drinks. With recipes developed by Park Lane’s esteemed mixology team, the menu includes Christopher John Rogers’ Cranberry Skirt, Sergio Hudson’s Escalade Margarita, and Diotima’s Hibiscus Royale. The drinks will appear on the menu at BG Restaurant and Park Lane New York’s fabulous rooftop establishment, Darling. For the first time ever, BG Restaurant will operate extended hours, offering dinner service until 8:00 PM every night except Sundays beginning on November 24 through December 23.
*Cover Picture: Bergdorf Goodman 2023 Holiday Window (Photo Credit: Ricky Zehavi)